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Universalmuseum Joanneum - 18 museums in and around Graz

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Our museums are some of the most popular attractions in Graz! Founded as Austria’s first public museum in 1811, the Universalmuseum Joanneum presents a broad range of history, art, culture and the natural sciences at 13 architecturally valuable sites in Graz and Styria.

The Universalmuseum Joanneum is considered the biggest of its kind in Central Europe. About 4,7 million items in the collections form the basis of a richly faceted ‘universal’ exhibition and events schedule.

OUR TIPP FOR YOUR VISIT: 24h- or 48h-Ticket

To visit all exhibits at Universalmuseum Joanneum we recommend purchasing a Joanneum 24h- or 48h-Ticket.

Please note our opening hours in winter.

Our museums in Graz

 Modern and Contemporary Art

Kunsthaus Graz


Here art is produced on site and transformed in a relationship with architecture, design and the historical collection of the Universalmuseum Joanneum. With the stress on experimentation and participation, art is seen as a tool for perceiving more clearly one’s own world.


Neue Galerie Graz and BRUSEUM


The collection of the Neue Galerie Graz spans a fascinating range from the 19th century to international contemporary art. A permanent exhibition dedicated to the internationally renowned Styrian contemporary artist Günter Brus.


Art in Public Space

Projects in Graz and Styria

Initialisation, and the best possible support of art projects that are realised outside closed spaces and museums in real-world as well as in digital, virtual space, form the pillars of the Institute of Art in Public Space. more...

13 museums from the Universalmuseum Joanneum were awarded the Austrian seal of approval for museums by ICOM Austria and Museumsbund Austria.

 Middle Ages and Baroque

World Heritage Schloss Eggenberg

Eggenberg - closed

Schloss Eggenberg with its State Rooms and Gardens is among the most significant ensembles of the 17th and 18th century in Austria. In August 2010, the existing World Heritage site "Graz – Historic Centre" was extended to include Schloss Eggenberg.


Alte Galerie

Schloss Eggenberg - closed

Impressive art from the High Middle Ages to the end of the Baroque period: the Alte Galerie presents masterpieces from European history of art over seven centuries.


 Prehistory and Antiquity

Archaeology Museum

Schloss Eggenberg - limited access, 1.1.-1.4. closed

Globally unique findings such as the ‘Cult Wagon of Strettweg’ and other archaeological treasures are the springboard for posing delving questions into human existence.


Coin Cabinet

Schloss Eggenberg - limited access, 1.1.-1.4. closed

The second largest coin collection in Austria retraces the history of coins in Styria, presenting fascinating precious findings, as well as the finest pieces from Graz Mint.


 Cultural History

Styrian Armoury

Herrengasse - limited access

The Styrian Armoury was once the most important armoury in the south-eastern region of the Habsburg Empire and recalls the warring part of Styria.


Folk Life Museum

Paulustorgasse - closed

Objects bearing witness to the social life and human needs in former times and today stimulate us to reflect on cultural roots and changes in our globalised world.


Ansicht, Gesammelte Geschichte, Schaudepot,

History Museum


The combination of the Cultural History Collection and the Multimedia Collection presents the history of Styrian society from various perspectives from the high middle ages to the present. more...

 Natural History

Natural History Museum


The Natural History Museum invites you to a undertake a foray into earth’s history, in the course of which life and living creatures have undergone fundamental change many times. more...

Centre of Natural History

Weinzöttlstraße - by appointment only

The Centre of Natural History, with its modern storage facilities, working areas, laboratories and a natural history library, offers the ideal conditions for preserving and researching natural history collections.


Our museums in Styria

 Modern and Contemporary Art

Austrian Sculpture Park

Premstätten - closed

More than 70 contemporary sculptures unfold in open-air architecture spread over 7 hectares, making the park a unique ‘oasis of deceleration’.


 Cultural History

Village pond,

Austrian Open-Air Museum Stübing

The Austrian Open-Air Museum Stübing is one of the 10 major and central open-air museums in Europe. About 100 original farm buildings tell the exciting stories of construction, living, working and celebrating - in short, the life of the farming population of days gone by. 


Schloss Trautenfels

Stainach-Pürgg - closed

Multi-layered exhibitions on the history, culture and nature of the Liezen area as well as the themes specific to the region set in both a national and international context have made Schloss Trautenfels a popular cultural location.


Hunting Museum and Agriculture Museum Schloss Stainz

Stainz - closed

Historical weapons, splendid art works and all that’s worth knowing about the ecology of game and hunting: Austria’s largest hunting museum shows how deeply embedded the phenomenon of hunting is in our culture. The Agriculture Museum depicts agricultural production and peasant life throughout the ages with historical objects and interactive media.


Peter Roseggers Geburtshaus Kluppeneggerhof am Alpl

Rosegger’s Birthplace

Alpl - closed

In his texts Peter Rosegger often drew upon the memories of his childhood on the Alpl, where even today his birthplace reminds us of the simple living conditions of those times.


Arbeitszimmer mit Staackmann-Büste

Rosegger Museum

Krieglach - closed

The former country cottage of Peter Rosegger recalls the important phases of his life and creation and offers an authentic insight into his private lifestyle.


 Prehistory and Antiquity

Foto: UMJ/N. Lackner

Flavia Solva

Wagna - accessible all year round

The 130-year old research history of the only Roman city in Styria is shown in the form of a glass cabinet that can be walked around.


Universalmuseum Joanneum

18 Museen in Graz und der Steiermark
8010 Graz, Österreich


Opening Hours

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