The archive and the library of the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Museum of Science and Technology) are counted among the most significant research establishments for the history of technology in the German-speaking area with a focus on technology, industry and transport.
The extensive holdings document the development of technology, trade and industry in Austria and the former crown lands of the Habsburg Monarchy. Since the establishment of the Technisches Museum in 1908, the archive and the library have been integral parts of the museum’s concept and collection strategy. A particular feature is the great variety of subjects and sources of the historical holdings, ranging from bequests of famous inventors and photo collections to design drawings, world exhibition catalogues and trade literature.

The reading room
A well-equipped reading room is available to all museum visitors and researchers. It can be accessed free of charge via the museum’s information desk. The open-stack area offers literature divided into fields of technology, reference works and the latest periodicals. The holdings can be searched both in the online catalogue and at the Internet workstations in the reading room. Books can be ordered during the opening hours or booked in advance by email []. The holdings can only be viewed in the reading room; books cannot be borrowed and taken home. Copying and scanning facilities are available in case of need.

Archive and library search:

Please arrange an appointment for visiting the archive by email: .

Information, inquiries and advance registration

Tel.: +43-1-89998-5525
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Team

Carla Camilleri, Team Management Archive and Library

+43-1-89998-2100

Lukas Scheibenpflug, Assistant

+43-1-89998-2190

Archive

Julia Ametsreiter, Archive for Austrian History of Technology

+43-1-89998-2160

Mirko Herzog, Archive for Austrian Postal History and Motor Sports

+43-1-89998-2240

Bettina Jernej, Archive for Austrian Trailway History

+43-1-89998-2180

Cornelia Schörg, Archive for Museum History

+43-1-89998-2130


Library

Karin Herles, Magazines and Series of Publication

+43-1-89998-2140

Sylvia Huber, Library and Reading Room

+43-1-89998-2110