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

Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 6pm


24th/25th December 2023