Styrian Armoury

Permanent Collection



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.

Our Tipp for Your Visit!



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!

Guided Tours

Guided Tour through the Styrian Armoury

17.10.2017

The one-hour tour through the world’s largest historical weapons arsenal at its original location shows the many layers of themes surrounding armed conflicts. more...

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
F +43-316/8017-9669
zeughaus@museum-joanneum.at

 

Opening Hours
01. April to 31. October Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm

01. November 2017 to 23. March 2018 admission only as part of a guided tour.
Admission without guided tour:
01.12.–03.12., 11am–15pm
08.12.–10.12., 11am–15pm
15.12.–17.12., 11am–15pm
22.12.–23.12., 11am–15pm
29.12.–31.12., 11am–15pm


24. March 2018 to 31. October 2018 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm


Guided tours:
Tues-Sun and on public holidays at 1pm (en), 11am and 2pm (ger). For specific dates, please visit our calendar. Guided tours also on advance notice.

 

2nd April 2018
21st May 2018
31st December 2018

1st January 2018
13th February 2018
24th/25th December 2018
More information about the exhibition and further material