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Globe Museum

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Address: Palais Mollard, Herrengasse 9, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: (+43 1) 534 10-710
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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It is what you expect it to be

A varied collection of globes with information in German and English on the history of the objects. The building itself is quite lovely - don't forget to look down at the paneling... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A varied collection of globes with information in German and English on the history of the objects. The building itself is quite lovely - don't forget to look down at the paneling on the floor.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Having received a ticket to the Globe Museum as part of entry to the Papyrus Museum, we attended and enjoyed the display. The museum has a number of historical globes which allow the visitor to see the changes in available knowledge over time. Some of the globes date from the late sixteenth century and are wonderful historical artefacts, even before... More 

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The collection is so much more than I imagined! The globes are beautiful and the collection is so interesting. The old navigation instruments are really thought provoking. Well worth an hour to see this!

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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Something different to do on your travels and all for the price of a coffee in one of the traditional coffee houses nearby. If you have any kind of general interest in travel, geography, maps, science, history or even model making; you will find something inside to surprise you. Please please do not assume from the title it will be... More 

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Port Ewen, New York
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71 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We went here as reviews seemed to indicate it was worthwhile. It sure was. We spent a good hour walking around all the different globes from different time periods. The various globes were so varied, I was amazed at the creativity shown by people. There were a fair amount that depicted the constellations as well as "normal" globes. Different time... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Did you know that in the 1400's globes were made and sold in pairs - one showing the earth and one the sky! This little museum, part of the Vienna Library, is not for everyone, but if you like maps, you will probably enjoy learning how globes are made and seeing the collection of globes from the last 500 years.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

A most informative museum on the history of globes, both terrestrial and celestial. Unless you are a fan, the material might seem a little dense and dry, but seeing the evolution of globes and how they have been used makes for a fun hour or so. Some of the work that went into the early globes is beautiful to see,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I came across this museum while working for a week at the Austrian National Library. I would thoroughly recommend it if you're in the area. Well laid out with some fantastic examples of different types and sizes of globes of the earth, the moon and other planets, as well as planetaria and other astronomical devices and history of globe-making. And... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This museum was recommended by a friend and we really enjoyed it. It isn't big but there are so many globes, many dating back even to pre-America globes which was fun to see. They also had a large selection of celestial globes, mapping constellations. Before the constellations became uniform, they saw all sorts of different animals and images in the... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

We saw the sign for the globe museum on our way to coffee at Cafe Central. The admission for two was 7 Euros. The rooms are well displayed and so interesting. There was an interactive computer information center. The wooden globe stands are also works of art. The pneumatic globes and umbrella mechanism globes were very unusual, but we wished... More 

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.