© Technisches Museum Wien / Leonie Spitzer
People & Society

A home for technology

In search of the historical and present identity of the Technisches Museum Wien, this guided tour shows the building as a visible external and internal statement. It places a focus on details that are easily overlooked and presents the museum from a different perspective.
Kindergarten & School
9–13 Grade
Ideas of modernity and splendour in construction are reflected in the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Museum of Science and Technology). Is this a mere coincidence or an intentional play with architecture? Technology has always been, and still is, understood as a bearer of hope for the future. How did this mindset influence the architecture – the “clothing” – of the museum and what effect does it have on the exhibition spaces?
This architectural tour is dedicated to the wide range of artistic processes between concept and building structure. Like on coordinate axes, the paths in the museum are arranged along epochs and industry sectors, giving an idea of the spirit of times past. Structural alterations in the 1990s enabled a contemporary use of the museum, also breaking the original spatial concepts vertically. Today’s exhibition spaces – especially those for a young audience – are designed to give visitors room to move and participate.
Two accompanying adults can participate for free.
© Technisches Museum Wien / Leonie Spitzer
Duration: 50min
Group size: 28
  • Adult € 4,50
  • Under 19 years € 4,50
  • Package under 15 persons: € 67,50


Please note that this guided tour is held in German. If you are interested in a tour held in English, please contact: wissensvermittlung@tmw.at
Request a slot:
Mon 29.07.
10:15 o'clock
Wed 31.07.
10:15 o'clock
Fri 02.08.
10:15 o'clock
Mon 05.08.
10:15 o'clock
Mon 05.08.
10:15 o'clock