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Papyrus Museum of the Austrian National Library

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Nice but requires a good knowledge of German

This would be a nice museum: some specimens are really beautiful, but, quite incredibly, most... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
Trieste, Italy
Small but fascinating.

We visited this because we had a ticket to all sites of the National Library. It is quite small but... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
Brussels, Belgium
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Sep 2, 2018
“Nice but requires a good knowledge of German”
Aug 16, 2018
“Small but fascinating.”
The magic of ancient Egypt. Discover in the Papyrus Museum around 300 fascinating objects from the Department of Papyri as permanent exhibits. In addition to this, we invite you to special exhibitions, grant you an insight into current research work...more
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| Heldenplatz, Neue Burg, Vienna 1010, Austria
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+43 1 53410425
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

This would be a nice museum: some specimens are really beautiful, but, quite incredibly, most explanations are only in German. For what I understood (I only have a very rudimentary knowledge of German) the stress is mainly on the archeological aspects.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

We visited this because we had a ticket to all sites of the National Library. It is quite small but very fascinating. I do have to agree with other reviewers that much more could be made of this collection with a better presentation. Still worth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

It's a great collection but almost all of the descriptions are only in German. Also when I tried to ask specific questions, the gentleman in charge wasn't able to answer. Sad because it's a great collection.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

Visited as part of the combination ticket with the Globe and Esperanto museums, and for the price you can't go wrong, so no complaints there. There are actually a large number of papyrus displays, many quite badly decayed/torn, but very interesting to see them, and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

We bought the museum pass which gave us access to this along with all the marquee museums in the city. I was really very keen to visit even though it would disrupt our planned itinerary a bit, because I am really curious about ancient Egyptian...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Part of the selection of museums of the Austrian National library this is located on Heldenplatz. Not as grandeous as the baroque State Hall on josefplatz 1, this museum is still remarkable at it houses special exhibitions notably it has the largest papyrus collection in...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Unique and an extremely interesting collection of papyrus right from the time of Egyptians. A must see while in Vienna. It's not much known and unfortunately not much information is provided in English, but still a must do while in Vienna.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

I've learned about the history of papyrus in different classes but this exhibit taught me a lot of things my teachers never covered. It has a large display of ancient artifacts and informative but brief explanations for each. I really enjoyed the scroll illustrations and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jessie K
Reviewed September 25, 2017

This small museum is difficult to find, but if you're into ancient Egyptian artifacts, you'll love it. A ticket to this place can be combined with a ticket to the Globe Museum at a good price. There are a number of interesting papyrus fragments and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed June 19, 2017

This museum is free to enter when you buy a ticket at the Globe or Esperanto museums, which are on Herrengasse, about 2 mins walk (north) from Michaelerplatz. The 4 euro ticket for adults allows you into all 3 museums. However this one is away...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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