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Tyrolean Folk Art Museum (Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum)

Universitatstrasse 2, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
43 512 59489510
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Ranked #14 of 41 attractions in Innsbruck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Gympie, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Klang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I like visiting museum and this is one of my favorite in Innsbruck. Could easily spend >2 hrs here. I'm so regret that i didn't request for the Audio guide and wondering why am i not being asked??

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This museum is located next to the Hofkirche and its well worth doing both. However, i found the Folk Museum a little bit creepy to say the least! It had a lot of religious memorabilia and I was sometimes the only person in a display area. I walked through quite quickly. I did like the Parlour exhibition though as you... More

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