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Tyrolean Folk Art Museum (Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum)

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Address: Universitaetsstrasse 2, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
Phone Number: 43 512 59489510
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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We went to the Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, not knowing what to expect, but needing to get out of the rain. It was wonderful. They had every kind of artifact. They had masks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Joplin, Missouri
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Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, not knowing what to expect, but needing to get out of the rain. It was wonderful. They had every kind of artifact. They had masks, statues and lots of replicas of what residences would have looked like at different time periods. Some of the artifacts were spooky. It was a great stop.... More 

Thank 411tanya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

It gives you the idea about the history of the place and the mentality of its inhabitants. Full of rare objects and well conceived as a concept.

Thank Julia K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I wasn't sure what to expect after reading the reviews online. Knowing little about Tyrolean culture, this museum provided an interesting look into the culture through the integration of a large albeit somewhat odd collection of artifacts. The museum provides a scanner that can be used during the visit to enhance your experience. At various points there are bar codes... More 

Thank Travelluver84
Central Coast California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

This museum kind of threw us for a loop. Lots of various items, some of them kind of strange. For instance, the collection of nativity scenes with a video of a huge human hand moving characters around. Then there's the church where they have many very large figures from the reformation, if I remember correctly. Actually, they're kind of spooky.... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

What a wonderful collection! There is a long section of rooms from different old Tyrolean residences, there is a section on typical costumes of Tyrol, but for me the main interest is in the many and often distinctly odd objets d'art that abound. These include a lot of statuary, including a St Sebastian who seems to be relishing all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Buy an Innsbruck card and make this top of the list. Very interesting and you could spend hours taking everything in. The old houses rebuilt and as they were gives you a taste of how life was in Tirol

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

The museum has set up original old 16th-18th century rooms from different tiroler historical homes. What amazes me are the carvings on the furniture, walls or ceilings. HAND MADE! The museum also as a room displaying all kinds of tiroler costumes...men and women. The work sewing them. The designs. Just stunning. Other rooms from beautiful closets, chairs, tables with inlays..... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Artefacts from the historic Tyrol region spread over three storeys. Perhaps the most impressive were the old wooden rooms which had been reconstructed along one corridor. Pity the rooms were not dressed up. We also liked to the costume display with the life-like wooden dummies. We used our Innsbruck Card to gain free entry.

Thank Swedishtomcat
Red Bank, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

This museum shares an entrance with the Hofkirsche, which is adjacent to the Imperial (Hofburg) Palace in the old town. You can buy a combined ticket to the museum and the church for 10 euros as of this writing, or both are 'free' with the Innsbruck Card. Pictures speak more than words in this case, so I'll include some with... More 

Thank Patricia R
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

The museum contains all sorts of artefacts from daily life in Tirol. (most exhibits were from 1500s onwards I think) There were also entire rooms relocated to the museum that give you a good impression of what certain houses looked like from the inside from the time-periods. The disappointing aspect was the new macabre exhibition style of the artefacts. (I... More 

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