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Tyrolean Folk Art Museum (Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum)

Universitatstrasse 2, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
43 512 59489510
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Ranked #10 of 40 Attractions in Innsbruck
Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: This is definitely worth a visit.  The museum is interesting and hosts everything from classic paintings to the weapons the Tiroleans used in their... more »
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San Jose, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

This museum included two floors of seemingly endless art work, antiques, paintings, sculptures, antique furniture, life size mannequins in folk dress, and recreations of living quarters. Attached to the museum was the Hofkirche Church with more than a dozen huge bronze statues. There were many photo opportunities with no restrictions. Also, there was outdoor cloisters. When we were there, there... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I expected the 'same old' but it was quite different. Instead of mere history into the "Royals", the place gave good insights into the tyrolean style of living!

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Gympie, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was huge both in size and scope. It explored Tyrollean culture with exhibits of furniture, hand tools, pottery and ceramics, kitchenware, wool carding machines, folk clothing, spinning wheels, glassware, lots of things made from horn, elaborate wooden chests, and in one wing, a series of typical Tyrollean parlours with amazing carved timber ceilings Watch your head because the doorways... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A unique absolutely wonderful museum that is not well known. It would take more than one day to do this museum of Tirol history and folk ways justice but even if you have a little time it is a worthwhile visit.

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Loughborough
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was marvellous. It is a museum of the ordinary people, showing how they lived and worked, not just the belongings of the privileged few. There are reconstructed houses and meeting halls, so you can wander in and sit down to imagine yourself a visitor. All around a cloister-like arrangement which takes you through the seasons of the year, with... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lots of costumes and furniture from years bygone. A little look at the customs and carvings from a different time

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London (England)
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74 reviews 74 reviews
5 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Museum with a wide collection of folk objects - handicrafts and objects of use. Good collection of reconstructed parlours. However, there were almost no labels or printed materials to explain what was going on. There was an audio guide - but you could only borrow one if you handed over your passport as a deposit - which struck me as... More

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Oostende
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17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

if you're into folk-art, this is the place to be. They have a verry extensive collection with some really interesting artefacts. The wooden chambers are really worth seeing. When visiting Innsbruck and you have one or two hours, this is a must-do

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

craftwork from the Tyrolean region including art, furniture,tools and more. A fun place to go with friends and with the kids

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Innsbruck, Austria
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

So varied - you'll fidn everything, from historical Tyrolean furniture, troditional clothes, old tys, nativity scenes, arts & crafts to carnival masks and monumental statues. Nicely presented, very interesting even with children.

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