Tyrolean State Museum Ferdinandeum (Tiroler Landesmuseum)
Founded in 1823 and brimming with treasures relating to Tyrolean history, cultural heritage, and art, the Tyrolean State Museum (Tiroler Landesmuseum) is Innsbruck’s most notable museum. Named after Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the sprawling Ferdinandeum is just one of five properties managed by the Tyrolean State Museum.
Most visitors choose to explore the Ferdinandeum independently, purchasing single tickets at the door or combination tickets that grant entrance to all five Tyrolean State Museums. Exhibitions at the Ferdinandeum cover over 30,000 years of history and art, from the Stone Age to present day Tyrol. Highlights include a collection of Biedermeier furniture; artworks by Austrian artists Egon Schiele, Albin Egger-Lienz, and Gustav Klimt; a collection of traditional musical instruments; and a number of works by Dutch artists Brueghel and Rembrandt.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Ferdinandeum is a must-visit for those interested in Austrian history and culture.
Admission is included with the Innsbruck Card.
Audio guides are available in multiple languages including English.
The museum is mostly wheelchair-accessible.
How to Get There
The Tyrolean State Museum Ferdinandeum is located along Museumstrasse in Innsbruck Old Town. It’s a short stroll from attractions such as the Court Church (Hofkirche, another of the state museum properties) and the Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), or about a 10-minute walk from Innsbruck train station.
When to Get There
The Tyrolean State Museum is open daily except Mondays from morning to late afternoon.
Innsbruck’s Other State Museums
A collection of five properties, the Tyrolean State Museum also includes the nearby Court Church (Hofkirche), home to the magnificent cenotaph of Maximilian I, and the adjoining Museum of Tyrolean Regional Heritage (Volkskunstmuseum), which focuses on folk art, costumes, and cultural events. The Armory (Zeughaus) has items relating to the Tyrolean wars, as well as the region’s salt- and silver-mining heritage, and the Tyrol Panorama is a magnificent circular painting depicting Tyrol’s military history.
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