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Address: Herrengasse 16, Graz 8010, Austria
Phone Number: +43 316 80179810
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Among the 21 departments and institutions of the Joanneum Universal Museum,...

Among the 21 departments and institutions of the Joanneum Universal Museum, founded as the Joanneum in 1811, the Armoury is in a class of its own. Attracting around 55,000 visitors annually, it is the Joanneum's most-visited institution without an exhibitions role. Moreover, as the largest historic armoury in the world, it is a living memorial to a chequered, conflict-ridden past, whose bogeymen and prejudices are still with us.

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Unique world class moment in history. Arms and armour for 6,000 men from mid the 17th century. If you know your stuff, avoid the guided tour, but if you are just generally... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Greenock, United Kingdom
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Greenock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unique world class moment in history. Arms and armour for 6,000 men from mid the 17th century. If you know your stuff, avoid the guided tour, but if you are just generally interested do take it. Outstanding attraction

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Practically this would be a childrens army nowadays due to today's average body size. Nevertheless great place to get a feeling for past times.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Only electronic guides are avaliable. Unfriendly secuity , my wife did not understand she has to leave her bag in a locker and was reminded not so nice. Yhe tour is boring and tells only about the wappons but nothing about the history and why they are there for which wars they been and so on. Nothing about the history... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Really impressive museum with thousands of items on display. It is worth to visit it even if you dont like so much armour and weapons.

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california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We found info on this Armoury museum online and thought it sounded really interesting, so we decided to check it out. They say it's the world's largest historic armoury with 32,000 pieces of armor, weaponry, etc. It is still housed in the original building, which was built in the 1600's. During WWII, all the pieces were moved and stored in... More 

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Mosta, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

As a clay shooting fan this was a must visit on our agenda. The collection is MASSIVE... All brand new, unused weapons and armour ready to equip an army of 6000 men! Everything is laid out neatly in dedicated storage, with separate sections for each type if weapon, on several stories, ready for action. We joined a guided tour at... More 

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amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Beside being a beautiful well maintained Renaissance building, it is unique in the amount of weapons from the Middle Ages onwards. Never ever saw such a huge amount and so well preserved. A unique collection in the world and an absolute must when visiting Graz. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Really good museum, however you will need the audioguide as there are no boards explaining about the different areas. The audioguide pieces are short but very informative for each area. Well worth seeing if you are in Graz.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

We Visited the armoury in August 2015 and were quite taken aback by how large the collection/display is. We were also impressed by how helpful the caretakers were in explaining the exhibits. We spent just over an hour wandering through the four levels of the display - if you were pushed for time you could do it in 30 mins.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Who do not see it, not believe. So much rare armour and antique wapons on one place is realy RRRR ! Great recommendation for all lovers of HISTORY. Do not miss Garnisonkirche in near .

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