Entering & Opening

In the first exhibition room, you find yourself surrounded by grilles, locks, door knockers and glazed tiles. These are representative of our wrought iron and ceramics collection. 

Our repository stores about 4,500 window grilles, signs, doors, locks and keys from the fifteenth to the twentieth century. Some of them are shown in our Schaudepot. They speak to the fundamental importance of the iron production industry for Styria. The basis of this industry was the rich ore deposits of the Styrian Erzberg Mountain, the exploitation of which probably started as early as the 7th century.

Ceramics is the oldest focus of our collection. The first object listed in our inventory is an oven tile from the 17th century. Today the collection comprises around 3,000 moulds, glazed tiles and floor tiles. Unfortunately, we are unable to show our 20 fully preserved tiled stoves in the Schaudepot due to a lack of space.


History Museum

Sackstraße 16
8010 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9800


Opening Hours
10. April 2021 to 31. October 2021 Mon-Sun, public holidays 10am - 6pm
01. November 2021 to 31. December 2021 Wed-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm
02. January 2022 to 31. December 2022 Wed-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm

Due to the current Covid regulations, the number of participants for guided tours is limited in all houses of the Universalmuseum Joanneum. We therefore ask you to make a reliable reservation in advance at +43-316/8017 9810.


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