Opening times: Tue – Sun 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Thu 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Münzkabinett closed from 6:00 p.m.)
Admission prices: EUR 12, reduced EUR 9
Public transport: U2, U3, D, 1, 2, 2A, 57A
Guided tours: Guided tour € 3.00 Guided tour for school groups € 40.00
Description: An important collection worldwide
In 1891 the grand opening of the house built by the architects Gottfried Semper and Carl von Hasenauer on Vienna’s Ringstrasse took place.
The collections, some of which are also housed in the Hofburg and Schönbrunn Palace, include objects from ancient Egypt, antiquity, the Middle Ages and modern times.
Special emphasis is placed on the art of the Renaissance and the art of the Baroque.
The collections of Ambras Castle near Innsbruck are also part of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Since January 2001 the Museum für Völkerkunde and the Austrian Theater Museum in Vienna have been attached to the house as independent museums.
On the main floor with the magnificent domed hall you will find the permanent collection of paintings from the 15th to 18th centuries.
Discover the world of the Egyptians in one of the largest and highest quality display collections in the world, which is presented in impressive halls with huge ancient Egyptian papyrus bundles.
Collection of antiquities
The Antikensammlung has been presented in a new light since 2005. The inventory of sculptures, bronzes, statuettes, vases, glasses and goldsmith work from the time of the 3rd millennium BC Chr. To around 1000 AD is one of the most important of its kind in its diversity.
On display are cash in kind, coins from antiquity to modern coins and baroque medals. In total, the Münzkabinett houses around 700,000 objects!