A journey through time!

Hallstatt museum: Time travel

The new World Heritage Museum in Hallstatt is an event for the whole family. During an impressive travel through time, the visitor learns about the history of the salt mine village of Hallstatt from the beginning of human history to the promotion of Hallstatt region to World Heritage of Humanity. On the adventurous tour through the museum, you travel back 7000 years in history and learn about benchmark dates, for example the Iron Age, worldwide known as Hallstatt Culture (named after Hallstatt village), and coining events like the fire of 1750 after which Hallstatt looked very different. The exhibition draws a bow from the Illyrs, Celts and Romans to important salt traders and simple people. The exhibition shows numerous original finds from Hallstatt's tomb field, but also impressively describes many aspects of life such as religion, everyday-life culture and tourism.

Furthermore, the following sections in Hallstatt museum also show Hallstatt's impressive history and development: Geology, History, Hallstatt Culture, Celts and Romans, Middle Ages and modern times, Health and religion, Tomb field, The saline world, Work and handcraft, Habitat nature, World Heritage, Prehistoric and modern salt mining, Coinage, Craftwork, Studio of Epochs

Studio of Epochs

The varied use of multimedia techniques gives the visitors an understanding of 7000 years of history. Culture is an essential theme in Hallstatt museum. Especially children and young people are recommended to have a look at the "Studio of Epochs" and the "Museum Rally". The "Studio of Epochs" offers the opportunity to learn about and implement themes of the exhibition hands-on. Regular, special exhibitions complete the interesting offer in Hallstatt museum. 

Information at a glance

  • Opening hours 2014
    January to March 11:00 to 15:00 hrs. (closed Monday and Tuesday)
    April 10:00 to 16:00 hrs. (daily)
    May to September 10:00 to 18:00 hrs. (daily)
    October 10:00 to 16:00 hrs. (daily)
    November and December 11:00 to 15:00 hrs. (closed Monday and Tuesday)
  • Admission charge
    Adults:8.- Euro
    Groups (at least 10 persons) Guest Card owners, seniors aged 60 and older,children, students with student identity card 7.- Euro
    Family tickets with Upper Austria Family Card 18.00 Euro
    without Upper Austria Family Card 18.00 Euro
  • Free admission for members of Hallstatt Museum Association
  • Contact:
    Welterbemuseum Hallstatt
    Seestraße 56
    Austria
    4830 Hallstatt
    Phone: +43 (0)6134/8280-15
  • Homepage Hallstatt museum (in German language)
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