Technisches Museum

Vienna, Austria

The Technisches Museum Wien dates from the early 20th century. The decision to establish a technical museum was made in 1908, construction of the building started in 1909 and the museum was opened in 1918.

The unique exhibits, from the past to the future, make the museum a showplace for exciting technological developments. Multimedia presentations illuminate the influence of technological achievements on our society, economy and culture. Visitors experience the extraordinary world of technology.

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Founded: 1918
Category: Museums in Austria

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4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Pal Nemety (2 months ago)
Great place to learn about the history of technology. There is also a huge variety of experiments which captivate kids and adults alike. You can easily spend half a day here, maybe even a full one if you visit everything.
Luca Spinella (2 months ago)
Awesome place !!! There is a lot of things to see. This place is both fantastic for adults and children. There is so much topics, like mechanic, automobiles, planes, trains and so on. I highly recommend this museum! And as a added bonus, it' s free for peoples under 19!
Guy Stratermans (2 months ago)
exciting museum, really cool. For parents and kids (4+ yeara probably). My tip is to start on the top floor and work your way down (chopper, cars, trains, satellites,...). the lower levels are industrial/steam engines... interesting but not too easy to grasp for kids. 5/5! great setup.
Polf portal (3 months ago)
This place has really interesting exhibitions. The cafeteria is also good. And if you wanna take home a really special souvenir, then go to the Tech Lab and 3D print yourself something special (It's free, and the people there are really helpful.)
Soniya Birla (3 months ago)
We visited this museum in July 2021, covid times, so quiet. It is huge and you have to be really interested and have time to go through all readings. Or just choose what you want to see. For us, the best time was in small workshop which they started 3 years back and it's about digital times and showcases 3D printing, precision cutting technique, stitching etc. We tried couple of things, and it was fun. We met there Will and Sonja, they were really helpful and interested to discuss.
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