Augmented reality tour guide at the Technisches Museum Wien

 
Silver Arrow, Super 8 or Sisi’s royal railway carriage? You may have heard and known about these things, but they have slipped your mind and you have never actually seen them in real life?

At the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Museum of Science and Technology), you will find more than 20,000 objects from numerous fields of technology. Aided by a virtual robot, our mobile guide will unerringly lead you to each and every one of our objects, no matter how small or big they may be, across an exhibition space of 22,000 m2.
  • Experience technology!
Explore our exhibitions according to your personal interests. Our app constantly reveals new aspects and further details of the exhibitions, giving you full access to our complete knowledge database in our online collection.
           
  • Virtual tours
Feel like taking a spontaneous tour of the museum? No problem! A steadily growing selection of curated guided tours is at your fingertips in real time. Our virtual robot YOUR-I will lead you directly to the objects by the shortest route. Or would you prefer a tour tailored to your personal interests? Browse through our database and create your very own list of objects: Our virtual colleague will be happy to take you to them. The tours are available in English and German.
 
  • Overview and information in real time
Where am I? How do I get to the next baby-care room? When does the next guided tour of the mine start and are there any tickets left? The app provides you with all this information. It displays your position on a 2D map and keeps you informed about current educational events.

  • Attractive savings with the app TMW ToGo
When you log in to our app, you will receive a one-time discount of 10% on admissions and educational programs for your online purchase on our website. It's as simple as this: Add the desired products to your shopping cart, copy the discount code and redeem it as a "voucher code”.


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Overview of all tours

Highlights of the Museum
Overview

Highlights of the Museum

Adults
8 Chapter
60 min
Rolling, flying or standing - huge, tiny, ancient or new - fully, partly or not at all functional - the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Museum of Science and Technology) showcases a great variety of exhibits. They are materialised stories that are still on our minds today. They tell history - and made history.
Tour - Highlights for limited mobility
Overview

Tour - Highlights for limited mobility

Adults
8 Chapter
60 min
There are honking horns, hissing steam, flying sparks and ghostly sounds. Experience the diversity of technology on this highlight tour
What languages do musical instruments speak?
Special Interest

What languages do musical instruments speak?

Adults
5 Chapter
60 min
Long before the computer was invented, it was possible to have musical instruments play automatically. Whether pinned barrels, punched cards, piano rolls or digital MIDI files - the basic principle of notation for mechanical musical instruments has hardly changed over the centuries of their evolution.
In Honour of Empress Elisabeth
Special Interest

In Honour of Empress Elisabeth

Adults
7 Chapter
60 min
Empress Elisabeth already fascinated contemporaries in her lifetime and, even today, her person and her myth capture the imagination of many people. During her lifetime, mobility in the Danube Monarchy saw a rapid change and feats of craftsmanship were accomplished “in honour of the empress”. The empress presented herself as a user of “modern technology” by having the “Hofsalonwagen” (royal railway carriage) built for her personal use. In this tour, objects of the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Museum of Science and Technology) are illuminated from a different perspective by taking a look at the life and times of the empress.
Technology, Fun and Magic
Overview

Technology, Fun and Magic

Children
7 Chapter
45 min
There are locomotives, cars and computers at the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Museum of Science and Technology). That’s pretty obvious at a glance. However, technology is so much more than that! Sometimes it actually resembles an animal, looks like real magic or even talks to us. Come and join us on an adventurous journey through the colourful world of the Technisches Museum Wien. Let’s go!
Artificial Intelligence?
Special Interest

Artificial Intelligence?

Adults
10 Chapter
60 min
Welcome to our exhibition, “Artificial Intelligence”, or more precisely, “Artificial Intelligence?”. As a matter of fact, the question mark in the title does play an important role, because amid fantasies and expectations, it is difficult to get an understanding of what this technology really can do and what it really is.
Beyond of Europe - Out of Europe
Special Interest

Beyond of Europe - Out of Europe

Adults
8 Chapter
60 min
European stories of raw materials, production and consumption have been told many times. For several centuries, however, other continents have also substantially contributed to the wealth of the “Western world” with their resources, workforce and production know-how, often by making enormous sacrifices. Telling this story as well is now more necessary than ever, in particular in view of the ongoing discussion about the return of museum holdings that found their way to Europe under suspicious circumstances.
Digitalisation
Special Interest

Digitalisation

Adults
7 Chapter
60 min
What is digitalisation? How does it work? And what is beneath the surface? This tour places a focus on the history of digitalisation and its impact on society. The computer, a device that processes data by means of programmable calculation rules, has been around for a long time, since the 19th century. However, digital systems and algorithms have been known even longer. They do not necessarily require a computer. Let’s start our tour with one of the founders of digital thinking and scientific programming, the remarkable Ada Countess of Lovelace.
FOODPRINTS
Special Interest

FOODPRINTS

Adults
6 Chapter
45 min
Whether it’s a schnitzel, a salad or a chocolate cake: What we eat and the way we eat has an impact on our environment, the working conditions in the food industry and public health. Foodprints invites you to explore everyday decisions concerning food and its sustainability.
Vienna around 1900 – That’s How the City Works
Special Interest

Vienna around 1900 – That’s How the City Works

Adults
6 Chapter
45 min
What technical requirements are needed for a big city like Vienna to work? The following audio tour explains how the foundations for this were laid around 1900. The infrastructure created at that time is still the backbone of urban development in the metropolis of two million inhabitants.