Work & Manufacturing

The wall at the end of the room is devoted to the topic of work. The basis of the display is our handicraft collection which contains around 120 chests, pots, tankards, signs, signets and flags as well as craftsmen tools. The dominant factor of pre-industrial production was the guilds, associations of craftsmen (bakers, blacksmiths, milliners, tailors, millers, carpenters, etc.) who controlled, among other things, the education, training and pricing policy of its members, but were also active in the field of social welfare and quality assurance. The guild chests on the right side of the room played an important role for the individual guilds: elaborately designed, the guild’s coat of arms as well as other important documents, letters, etc. were kept in here.

The following room is devoted to our music and religion collections.

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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