Folk Life Museum


in short

Everyday things accompany our lives, but they are also witnesses to individual histories. With its collection of things that used to be important to people, the Folk Life Museum's collection tracks down different life models from the pre-industrial period to the present day. Thematic focuses are
Living, Clothes and Religion.
Volkskundemuseum, Außenansicht
© Außenansicht Foto: Universalmuseum Joanneum
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Folk Life Museum

in detail

Founded in 1913 under Viktor von Geramb as a department of the Universalmuseum Joanneum, the Folk Life Museum has a unique collection dating mainly from pre-industrial times. Over 40,000 objects document the material and intellectual folk culture of Styria. The museum is housed in the early 17th century, former Capuchin monastery in Graz’s Paulustorgasse, at the foot of the Schlossberg. It also comprises a more recent structure from the 1930s with exhibition rooms designed at that time, the Folk Costumes Room and the Implements Hall.
Folk Life Museum
The Folk Life Museum in Paulustorgasse, Graz is the oldest and most extensive folklore collection in the Joanneum Universal Museum. It was founded by Viktor Geramb in 1913, and following several years of modernization work, reopened in May 2003 with a modern design.

7,00 / 5,50 / 2,50 EUR
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Visitor entrance

Folk Life Museum
Paulustorgasse 11-13a
8010 Graz
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Opening Times

14:00 - 18:00
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14:00 - 18:00
14:00 - 18:00
14:00 - 18:00
01. April to 31. December Wed-Sun, public holidays 2pm - 6pm
24. March 2018 to 30. December 2018 Wed-Sun, public holidays 2pm - 6pm

Guided tours for groups
from 01. April to 31. December Tues-Fri and
from 24. March to 30. December Tues-Fri
also outside of opening hours on advance notice - The exhibition portal for Europe