About Archaeology Museum

Globally unique finds such as the Strettweg Chariot and other archaeological treasures from Styria, together with objects from classical antiquity and ancient Egypt, form a framework for existential questions of human existence. In addition, the archaeology workshop offers young museum visitors an opportunity to examine, measure and draw finds for themselves.

Mission Statement


The mission of the Department of Archaeology & the Coin Cabinet at the Universalmuseum Joanneum is to preserve Styria’s oldest memories. Focused on the future, it acts as the interface between maintaining archaeological monuments, science, and the museum in its educational role.

 

Our research and education activities aim to raise awareness among Styrians, as well as visitors from elsewhere in Austria and abroad, concerning the preservation and sustainable usage of Styria’s rich archaeological and numismatic heritage.

 

The central locations where, in accordance with the mission laid down by the Joanneum’s founder, Archduke Johann, we provide access to knowledge and establish correlations are our museums: the Archaeology Museum, the Coin Cabinet and Flavia Solva.

 

We seek to provide a comprehensive record of all archaeological and numismatic monuments and sites of the province of Styria, and their scientific documentation. The research results of the Department of Archaeology & Coin Cabinet are shared with experts at the regional, national and international levels through publications and conferences.

 

The archaeological and numismatic collections that we have been entrusted with are of the greatest significance, both for the region and nation. We are committed to their conservation and restoration, which take place in compliance with international standards and according to the latest findings of experts in the field.

 

Archaeology Museum, Schloss Eggenberg

Eggenberger Allee 90
8020 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9560
archaeologie@museum-joanneum.at

 

Opening Hours


1 April to 30 October 2022
Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am-6pm 

1 November to 18 December 2022 only with guided tour by prior appointment

Opening Hours Library
Tues-Fri 10am - 12pm and afternoons by appointment only

 

1st November 2022 (

with guided tour

)
8th December 2022 (

with guided tour

)