Natural History Museum Vienna

The Natural History Museum in Vienna has unique exhibits worldwide. Above all, one knows the Venus of Willendorf.

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    Museum of Natural History in Vienna

    Anyone who has not yet seen the Venus of Willendorf must visit the Museum of Natural History in Vienna. The Natural History Museum (NHM) is known for a huge collection spanning several millennia from all different eras.

    Remarkable Specialities

    This includes the almost 30000 years old Venus of Willendorf. Also extinct more than 200 years ago Steler's manatee is shown in the Natural History Museum. In addition, you can admire huge skeletons of dinosaurs. If you are interested in the universe, you will also find interesting exhibits in the Natural History Museum in Vienna. The NHM also has the world's largest and oldest collection of meteorites.

    In total there are 39 rooms with exhibitions in the Museum of Natural History, which you can visit when visiting the NHM. With a lot of research and science, the Natural History Museum in Vienna is also one of the largest research institutions in Austria outside of universities.

    Facts about the Natural History Museum

    The Natural History Museum in Vienna was opened on August 10, 1889. Every year there are more than 600,000 visitors. Around the year 1750, Emperor Francis I Stephen of Lorraine, the husband of the Austrian monarch Maria Theresa, bought the then largest collection of natural exhibits from Johann Ritter von Baillou.

    Opening hours of the Natural History Museum
    • Monday: 09:00 - 18:30
    • Tuesday: Closed
    • Wednesday: 09:00 - 21:00
    • Thursday: 09:00 - 18:30
    • Friday: 09:00 - 18:30
    • Saturday: 09:00 - 18:30
    • Sunday: 09:00 - 18:30

    The Natural History Museum in Vienna is also open on some other days of the year, and you can find out more about it on the website of the Natural History Museum.

    Accessibility of the Natural History Museum

    You can visit the Natural History Musuem with public transport in Vienna. You can use the subway lines U2 and U3 with the station "Volkstheater". With the tram lines 1, 2, 46, 49, 71 and D you can also drive to the Natural History Museum. There are also parking garages nearby. A special accessibility entry for wheelchair drivers to the Natural History Museum is possible at Burgring 7. Wheelchairs can be hired, a reservation is not required.

    Map and Directions to the Museum of Natural History in Vienna

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