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Address: Herrengasse 16 | 8010 Graz, Graz 8010, Austria
Phone Number: +43 316 80179810
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Among the 21 departments and institutions of the Joanneum Universal Museum,...

Among the 21 departments and institutions of the Joanneum Universal Museum, founded as the Joanneum in 1811, the Armoury is in a class of its own. Attracting around 55,000 visitors annually, it is the Joanneum's most-visited institution without an exhibitions role. Moreover, as the largest historic armoury in the world, it is a living memorial to a chequered, conflict-ridden past, whose bogeymen and prejudices are still with us.

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The amount of armor and military items on displayed was the most we have ever seen! So amazed they were able to save so much! We had only 1 hour to go through the 4 floors - a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The amount of armor and military items on displayed was the most we have ever seen! So amazed they were able to save so much! We had only 1 hour to go through the 4 floors - a bit rushed (we thought they closed later), but doable. The audio guide was helpful with the historical explanation of different things. A... More 

Thank Lucy Y
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Zwinger in Dresden has a fabulous weapons collection full of bejeweled swords and daggers, but nobody would ever think of using one. But the Arsenal in Graz is THE REAL DEAL -- no jewels, no museum back-lighting; just every manner of weapon from the 16th and 17th centuries all ready to be kitted and used. Even my dear wife,... More 

Thank Jerry W
Salzburg Region, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nowhere in the world you will find that much of medivial arms and weapons. A must to see if you visit Graz. Not open during winter.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If they fleshed it out with a few paintings, records of battles or other related artefacts that would make it more interesting.

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Innsbruck, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're into military histories and generally love armours, the Styrian armoury is for you. It takes anywhere between 30 mins to 60 mins to walkthrough all the four floors, and it is well-worth investing in a 24hour Joanneum's card to access this and the other major museums in Graz. There is a slight smell in this armoury from all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Yes, take guided tour. It is much interesting then strolling around on your own. One of the amazing facts that you learn this way is that most of the items have not been actually collected for the display, but are the leftovers of the actual inventory which have been left in the armory after such weapons were no longer needed/used.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

The place is really interesting. But without a guide it is completely random. That's why you should check the time there are guided tours since it's just possible to go inside with guides. But you won't find much more that you see on the pictures. Still interesting and worth a visit.

Thank Elisa F
Kalsdorf bei Graz, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

the guide was well educated in history, it doesn`t make sense to visit this museum without a guided tour

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

It's been few years ago we have visited this museum and since then we always talk about it when in Graz. Such a small town with such an impressive little museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

This is really something to see and our guide was fantastic, I wish we had stayed there all day to speak with him - he really knew his stuff so well. My two sons really loved this place as we had come to Graz especially to see this museum. If you are into this sort of period there is absolutely... More 

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