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Seestrasse 56, Hallstatt 4830, Austria
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Reviewed 3 days ago

To explain a 7000 year old tradition of salt mining, and the various cultures that established in this region over the millenniums can easily make the experience dull and boraing and school like well this was done tastefully, and the history was explained well without...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very informative with facinating artifacts dating back thousands of years. We had no idea the depth of history of this region. Admission was quite reasonable.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Irene02_2013
Reviewed April 14, 2019

Excellent museum with an excellent way of presenting the history of the saltmine and life of the local miners. They walk you through the complete history of 7000 years of mining salt. Very well spent 10 Euros, which isn't much for the experience you get.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Boba K
Reviewed November 15, 2018

This is an excellent display, well interpreted and rich in the details of how very prehistoric the salt mining has been in this fascinating area of the Eastern Alps

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

To get a more complete understanding of the social and cultural history of the area down through the millenia, it is well worth spending some visit time here. Modern communication means are used to the full, bringing their daily life closer. The importance of salt,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank permia
Reviewed July 11, 2018

If you visit Hallstatt a must see is the Museum. The area has been continually inhabited for around 7,000 years and on exhibition are artefacts which tell the Hallstatt story and the Iron Age celtic culture which became known as the Hallstatt Culture. Exhibits span...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Janet G
Reviewed February 2, 2018

This museum near the lakeside, carries a lot of exhibits local to the area, including of course many referring to the well known salt mine. Not always open, so check timings carefully before planning a visit.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 19, 2017

Even if you're not a "history buff", this museum is definitely worth a stop. It is well organised and has many interesting displays of artefacts from the old Hallstatt to the new.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Nancy171717
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Tourists who visit this place should also visit this museum to get a better understanding of the unique character of the town. Beautiful displays, beautiful very special archaeological finds that made this town the 'type site' of an Iron-age culture. Must see.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed October 12, 2017

The museum is very well done, providing a detailed history of the Hallstatt area. They have outstanding artifacts and visuals. It is specific for Hallstatt and that's great as it really explains the events there. The cost was 10 Euro and an hour is sufficient...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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