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About Us

The Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art / Volkskundemuseum Wien is one of the world’s largest ethnographic museums and home to extensive collections of folk art as well as to collections that cover historical and contemporary European cultures of everyday life. A permanent display collection as well as special exhibitions address a diverse array of themes pertaining to human coexistence in a constantly changing world.


Display Collection on Historical Folk Culture

The permanent exhibition of the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art was opened in 1994 and provides insights into the museum's extensive folklore collections.


Educational Work

In our educational work, we emphasise a present-day perspective on the past that is well-reflected, critical, and respectful. It is furthermore important to us, in our exhibitions, to expand upon and question existing narratives – and, together with our visitors, to arrive at new perspectives.


Besides collecting, preserving and exhibiting, research and documentation have always been part of the museum's work. External research collaborations further add to the museum's research activities.


Our exhibition programme and research activities are joined by guided tours, regular events, interventions, performance art, theatre projects, film screenings, lectures, workshops and cooperations. Click to go to the Event Calender (in German language).
Volkskundemuseum Wien
Laudongasse 15–19, 1080 Wien
T: +43 1 406 89 05
F: +43 1 406 89 05.88
E: office@volkskundemuseum.at

Hildebrandt Café
T: +43 1 406 89 05.10
E: hi@hildebrandt.cafe
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SchönDing Shop:
Di bis So, 10.00 bis 17.00 Uhr

Hildebrandt Café:
Di bis So, 10.00 bis 18.00 Uhr
Di, ab 17.00 Uhr

Weihnachtspause 2023:
So, 24.12.2023 - Mo, 8.1.2024 Museum geschlossen
So, 24.12.2023 - Do, 4.1.2024 Café geschlossen

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