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Tyrolean Folk Art Museum (Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum)

Universitatstrasse 2, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
43 512 59489510
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Ranked #11 of 35 Attractions in Innsbruck
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Reading, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The name of this museum is slightly misleading, it doesn't contain paintings but it mostly everyday objects - albiet decorated/decorative ones. The museum is built around themed displays - parlours (the main room of the house traditionally), life and death, clothing, the cycle of the year. There's a lot of interesting stuff for anyone with any interest in Tyrolean history/culture... More

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275 reviews 275 reviews
119 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The collection of Christmas cribs is very good . However what I loved were all the preserved panelled stubes. Some were from simple country farmhouses, others were grander. The stoves were all different and all lovely.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
72 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Actually this is a great museum...with lots of different rooms set up in various Tyrolean styles. I loved all the different glazed stoves that used to provide heating to the rooms. Lots of other stuff on costumes if you're interested.

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San Jose, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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76 reviews 76 reviews
5 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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