Styrian Armoury

Living History

Among the 21 departments and institutions of the Joanneum Universal Museum, founded as the Joanneum in 1811, the Armoury is in a class of its own. Attracting around 55,000 visitors annually, it is the Joanneum’s most-visited institution without an exhibitions role. Moreover, as the largest historic armoury in the world, it is a living memorial to a chequered, conflict-ridden past, whose bogeymen and prejudices are still with us.

Please note: In order to protect and preserve the historic site there are no signs and text available about our artefacts in the exhibition rooms.

To ensure you enjoy your visit please refer to our visitors' guide, audio guide or tour guides to receive more information on the history of the Landeszeughaus and its unique collection.

Ask the front desk for our educational material!

  • Visitors' Guide: English and Italian, free
  • Audio guide: € 2,50 - English and Italian
  • Guided tours: € 2,50 - 1pm (EN, 12:30 pm as of 1.1.2019), 11am and 2pm (GER)

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The Collection

Fire arms and accessories

With around 13,400 items, the collection of small arms and accessories is the most comprehensive in the armoury. It includes 3,867 guns and 4,259 pistols, all of which have a variety of lock  more...

Artillery and acessories

The artillery collection has 704 exhibits: volley guns, mortars, cannons, falconets as well as various accessories: bulletscalliper gaugescalliper compassesloading shovelsloading  more...

Edged weapons

The collection of edged weapons contains around 2,414 items: two-handed swordsone-and-a-half handers various types of sabrespallaschesestocsdusäggesbroadswords Most of the edged weapons  more...

Staff weapons

There are 5.395 staff weapons preserved in the Armoury: mainly halberds and pikes, fewer boar spears, couses, tardes, morning stars and glaives For a long time, staff weapons were the chief  more...

Defensive arms

The collection of protective arms provides us with a clear picture of how soldiers protected themselves in wartime. Whether marksman, pikeman, hussar, harquebusier or cuirassier, officer or  more...


Styrian Armoury

Herrengasse 16
8010 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9810


Opening Hours
01. November 2018 to 01. April Tue-Sun, public holidays 11am - 3pm

admission only as part of a guided tour

02. April to 31. October Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm

admission also without a guided tour (audioguide, brochure)

01. November to 31. March 2020 Tue-Sun, public holidays

admission only as part of a guided tour.

Guided tours: 12:30 pm (EN), 11am and 2pm (GER). For specific dates, please visit our calendar. Additional guided tours on advance notice.


22nd April
10th June

24th/25th December