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Address: Herrengasse 16, Graz 8010, Austria
Phone Number: +43 316 80179810
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Among the 21 departments and institutions of the Joanneum Universal...
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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32,000 pieces of weaponry! What's not to like!

This place was amazing! There are 4 floors of weaponry. Not just little displays, but beautifully organized, entire floors of weapons. There are over 32,000 pieces to see. There... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
GrammyMarilyn
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Pesotum, Illinois
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Pesotum, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This place was amazing! There are 4 floors of weaponry. Not just little displays, but beautifully organized, entire floors of weapons. There are over 32,000 pieces to see. There are enough weapons there to outfit an army of several thousand people. It doesn't take a long time to go thru, but is worth it. The guides on each floor are... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Between November to end of March admission to the armoury is only allowed with a guided tour (which is highly recommended) There is just a single tour in English per day (There isn't on Tuesday) which is at 13:00. Entrance fee + guide for an adult is only €11.50. I started off the tour alone and 30 minutes later 2... More 

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Pennsylvania
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

You cannot go to Graz without going to the Armory. It is very easy to find. It is located on Herrengasse right in the middle of the pedestrian area. The museum contains armor and weapons up to 500 years old. It is a must see.

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Statesville, North Carolina
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55 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

There are 30,000+ pieces of armor, various weapons ,etc.on multiples floors. Nice if you are a military history buff, but a little boring otherwise.

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dallas texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It is the largest medieval armory in the world. It is still in original condition. So no flash allowed.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This museum is amazing in the amount of weaponry and armor on display. I strongly recommend the Audio Tour Guide. I prefer not to use a guided tour group because I like to go at my own pace. There are no descriptions or signs anywhere in the museum, so the Audio Guide was perfect for getting the full experience. Do... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Very interesting armory museum. It is specifically weapons collection from the 15 and 16th century. Helmets, flintlocks, long guns, suits of armor, one even for a horse of which there are very few left, mortars, swords, pikes, and a sabers to name a few. We took the English tour that lasted about one hour and the info was interesting and... More 

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São Miguel do Oeste
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

For me these was the best attraction in Graz (and I'm not a weapon fan!!) The Landeszeughaus in a big armory from 15-16 centuries, very well preserved and kept! It's like going back in time, the wooden floors, the low light, and all those equipments!!! You can take an audio guide (that I really recommend) that will make your visit... More 

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Amazing collection in 100% condition of armaments used in centuries past. An armoury: a place intact and just waiting for soldiers to come and grab their weapons and leave for the battlefield. From the heaviest broad swords and rapiers and spears to all forms of hand guns, bayonets, long guns, and on and on. Great.

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Interesting museum but the staff on each floor seemed to follow us about the whole time we were looking round which was a bit off putting. I understand as you're not allowed to touch anything and we were the only ones in there at the time. Some beautiful weapons and armour but rather samey on all floors. As students we... More 

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