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Accessibility at the Universalmuseum Joanneum

We have made it our aim to be a ‘museum for all’ and we want to make the Universalmuseum Joanneum accessible to everyone, where conditions permit (e.g. taking account of our protected monument status). Everyone should be able to visit our locations and the various exhibitions and parks.

The following museums have already been assessed by CEDOS (partner network for accessibility) to ensure they are accessible:

  • Kunsthaus Graz
  • Schloss Eggenberg (State Rooms, Park, Alte Galerie, Archaeology Museum, Coin Cabinet)
  • Joanneum Quarter (Neue Galerie Graz, Multimedia Collections, Natural History Museum)
  • History Museum
  • Styrian Armoury
  • Hunting Museum and Agriculture Museum Schloss Stainz
  • Schloss Trautenfels

For more information about the accessibility of the individual museums, see the relevant websites and www.steiermark.com/fuer-all


Despite the differing construction features and specifications of our protected monument status, we strive to exceed the legally required Austrian regulations. Building accessibility enables all visitors to enter our museums independently and have a hassle-free and enjoyable experience. This process is facilitated by wheelchair accessible entrances which enable independent opening (push button/door opener), automatic and motorised doorways and touch-based guidance systems and pictograms. Detailed information on our website also simplifies planning of museum visits.


    It is important to us that as many visitors as possible can ‘use’ our museums and enjoy a pleasant visit. Use of clear pictograms and high-contrast writing makes it easier for visitors to find their way around the buildings and exhibitions. In the lifts braille lettering, larger keypads positioned at a lower level and audible floor announcements are provided.

    Wheelchair rental

    Wheel chairs are available free-of-charge to visitors at the counter of the following museums. Please presend your photo ID.

    • Kunsthaus Graz
    • Schloss Eggenberg
    • Joanneum Quarter
    • Styrian Armoury
    • History Museum 

    Assistance dogs are welcome in all of the buildings, park areas and exhibitions of the Universalmuseum Joanneum.

    Educational mediation and groups

    • We offer tours and workshops for people with disabilities - advance notification required.
    • In the case of groups from social organisations, we can provide access to our exhibitions at a special price.
    • Carers: free admission and tour
    • For information on prices for groups and individual visitors with disabilities in the individual museums please refer to the respective museum website

    Contact for accessibility inquiries

    Universalmuseum Joanneum

    19 Museen und 1 Zoo in Graz und der Steiermark
    8010 Graz, Österreich


    Opening Hours

    Opening hours and contact information according to the museum's specific website.