Comprising some 150,000 objects, the Wien Museum Archaeological Collection offers insights into the culture of those societies that have inhabited the Vienna region since the 6th century B.C.

The History and City Life Collection contains items and pictorial evidence reflecting the cultural, political, social, economic and day-to-day history of Vienna from 1500 to the present day.

The Wien Museum owns several thousand portraits and memorabilia of Viennese personalities who attained historical significance in various fields, whether politics, art, music, theatre, science or sport.

The Art Collection encompasses works of Viennese art in the areas of painting, graphic arts, sculpture, architecture, applied arts and photography. The time span reaches from the 14th century to today.

The Topographical Collection of the Wien Museum contains graphic works, photographs, picture postcards, city maps and models that document changes in the shape of Vienna and its perception over the past 500 years.

Research or browse our constantly growing digital collection. The majority of images are "open content" and can be freely downloaded.

The Wien Museum Karlsplatz offers the opportunity to use the study room for scientific research. Use only by appointment!

In 1999, the Vienna City Council decided that art and cultural items that had been acquired during the Nazi era and that were considered to have been obtained by questionable means were to be returned.

Works of art that were purchased in 2017 with financial support from the Federal Chancellery, Division II (Art).

For over hundred years the main task of Stadtarchäologie Wien has been the archaeological exploration of the history of  Austria's capital.