Folk Life Museum

at the Paulustor

Today: 10:00 - 18:00

The new Folk Life Museum at the Paulustor in Graz tells of different lifestyles, social and cultural change.

Today

Folk Life Museum The new Folk Life Museum at the Paulustor in Graz tells of different lifestyles, social and cultural change and how changes in everyday life shape and move us.

1913

Since 1913, the Folk Life Museum has been collecting, preserving and interpreting material evidence of social life and human destiny.

20.000

The collections of the Folk Life Museum include a comprehensive folklore library with around 15,000 individual volumes as well as 80 current specialist journals, periodicals and publication series, a connected archive with rich source material on Styrian folk culture as well as a diverse picture archive with around 20,000 colour slides as well as many historical photographs.

2022

Since November 2022, a modified "Trachtensaal" has been open to visitors again. Currently, its history, contents and interpretations, garments and figurines are being re-explored and contextualised by the museum.

Exhibition

The Other Life

Photographs by Konrad Mautner

To mark the 100th anniversary of Konrad Mautner's death on 15 May 2024, the Folk Life Museum at Paulustor is dedicating an exhibition to the passionate folklorist, researcher and collector of traditional costumes and folk songs.

27.01. - 30.06.2024

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Sonderausstellung

Who Are You, Styria?

A project on collection objects and their stories

With the question ‘Who Are You, Styria?’ museum and collection staff were invited to submit stories around objects that tell of people and their relationships with museum objects. They reveal the meaning of preserved pieces for the living environment of Styria. 

25.04.2024 - 07.01.2025

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Permanent exhibitions

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