MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art

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MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art

MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art
4.5
Speciality Museums • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Art Museums
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Discover the fascinating era of “VIENNA 1900” in the grand museum building on Vienna’s Ringstraße with art nouveau masterpieces of the Wiener Werkstätte by Gustav Klimt, Josef Hoffmann, or Koloman Moser. Inaugurated in 1871, the building by Heinrich von Ferstel is one of the grandest works of architecture on Vienna’s Ringstraße. Today the MAK, originally founded as the “Imperial Royal Austrian Museum of Art and Industry”, accommodates a unique collection of precious art and craftwork from the fields of furniture, glass, porcelain, silver, and textiles from the middle ages to today. With more than 1 million objects and printed works it is one of the most important museums of its kind in the world. The spacious exhibition rooms were designed by contemporary artists and show selected highlights of the MAK Collection as well as temporary exhibitions in the field of design, art and architecture.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
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Neighborhood: Inner City
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.
How to get there
  • Stubentor • 2 min walk
  • Landstraße • 4 min walk
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Andy O
8 contributions
A somewhat dull and rambling museum. Some interesting exhibits from the arts and craft era but overall the museum lacked coherence. A disappointing experience considering the fantastic building.
Written February 26, 2022
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kolobok995
Copenhagen, Denmark16 contributions
Quite interesting museum but nothing really super-impressive. Worthy to visit, but never consider going to the nearby cafe! No way!

The museum itself was OK, I can’t really add something on top of it
Written January 6, 2022
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zdaati
Vienna, Austria3,334 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
Just walking by it, have been many times and is always worth a visit, this time i did not as you gave to have a mask all time due to covid and looked a bit crowded. Modrran art and more. Tickets are 14 euros.
Written March 8, 2021
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Wojciech P
1 contribution
Sep 2020
Design lab was very interesting, however, on the upper two floors there was nothing special to be seen apart from lots of carpets, and chairs, and more chairs, and a bit more chairs.
Written September 4, 2020
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ghazalefb
Ratingen, Germany397 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
I was there with my brother. The building is designed nice and it has many rooms. But I am not fan of modern art. Most of the works are modern.
Written August 26, 2020
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Samuel Hughes
London, UK5 contributions
Aug 2020
Superb building by the versatile 19C architect Heinrich von Ferstel; exquisite collections of Persian and Turkish carpets, East Asian ceramics and statuary, and European furniture, especially from the Secession. But the curating is distracting and pretentious: small items are dumped on the floor rather than exhibited at eye-level, while captions are absent or limited or presented in elaborately contrived ways. The management should show their collections more respect, rather than using them as occasions for curatorial theatrics.
Written August 25, 2020
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Priory
Dublin, Ireland94 contributions
Jan 2020
Arts and crafts fans will love here but the highlight for us was the absolutely stunningly beautiful building, a sight to behold. The gift shop was worth a visit even if you have had your fill of museums... there are a lot in Vienna. Enjoyed the chair exhibits also. Lovely area to sit and soak up the atmosphere and nice cafe with a great buzz.
Heard about it on the big bus tour had not planned to visit but glad we did.
Written January 30, 2020
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jeff1955malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,930 contributions
Oct 2019
a very nice art and craft museum near the stadppark. it is has alot of comtempary art pieces and very informative.
Written January 15, 2020
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Elina S
Helsinki, Finland370 contributions
Dec 2019
Building itself is v. beautiful but permanent collections are pretty dull: furniture and tableware that you've seen in other museums. However, temporary exhibitions can be interesting. I enjoyed Ukiyoue exhibiton in Dec 2019. Free wardrobe.
Written December 14, 2019
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Hodgee234
Gateshead, UK178 contributions
Dec 2019
This museum did not come up in my pre visit to Vienna research! We found out about The Mak during our Hop on Hop off tour bus journey. This place is truly formidable the building and the architecture and it’s ceilings are delightful and exquisite. If you love the Arts and Crafts period then look not further with friezes by Klimt and the wife of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (sorry I cannot recall her name there was so much to remember) then there was the Otto Prutsche exhibition with furniture from Biedermeier to English designers. Every piece was a true experience and this is a place that makes you want every single piece. On looking at the designs they seem that they are simply not practical but of course they are and some give today’s need to innovate way to use storage a run for the money. The cabinets contain many pieces of our favourite Hoffman and the whole set up seems to replicate the Neue Gallery in New York on a much larger scale. Then you have the museum shop several hundred Euros later we left with purchases that will long be remembered and cherished!
Written December 10, 2019
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  • Tue - Tue 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Wed - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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