Museum of Contraception and Abortion

Museum of Contraception and Abortion

Museum of Contraception and Abortion
4.5
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: Fünfhaus
How to get there
  • Westbahnhof • 3 min walk
  • Gumpendorfer Straße • 6 min walk
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Josie D
Arnold, MD18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This is worth it to any contraception loving feminist out there. It’s little museum packed to the brim with information. Only 2 rooms, but you can spend an hour to 2 hours in there. I only speak English, so they gave me the English audio guide. You play it on your phone but they give you wifi and headphones if you need it. They’re prepared. Like you should be, with the power of contraception.

There is a lot of text, and almost all is in German. The audioguide goes over key points but there are some things that it doesn’t say. You can always google translate stuff, but for me listening to the complete audio guide was enough. As an American, the abortion section made me depressed because the maps are a bit out of date and show the USA from when we still had Roe V Wade
Written March 24, 2024
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The museum is all about the subject in its name. The museum can be difficult to find as there’s only a small plaque by the door. The museum consists of two rooms of exhibits. All the exhibit descriptions as in German, but the staff will happily give out audio guides that has English. I thought the audio guide and exhibits were excellent, explaining how difficult life was in the days before people could easily control their reproductive health, and how much life has improved for people since.

The museum is off the beaten track, but I was staying close by, so it was lucky. The subject matter will be difficult, but the museum covers and explains it with great dignity.
Written October 31, 2019
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tumbleweedchris
Richland, WA982 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
In order to visit this museum, you need to know it exists. Inside a building outside city center, you would never know it was there passing by. The museum is fairly cheap and the English audioguide is free with the price of admission. This is pretty much required as the exhibits are in German. This is a small, two room museum, but every bit of it has an interesting tidbit or fact. The audioguide isn't overly longwinded, and you can get through the whole tour in under an hour. The reader on the audioguide seems to have a wry delivery at times, which makes for a couple funny lines. Often I get tired of the big, conventional museums. Who remembers the hundredth piece of ancient pottery or another painting of Jesus after seeing it over and over? What you do remember is quirky little subjects like what this museum delivers. Take the time out of your day and find your way here.
Written April 20, 2019
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Thank you so much for your visit and your recommendation
Written September 24, 2019
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Jazz M
London, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
A thorough and refreshing history of the subject. Come for the tactile models showing the internal placement of the coil, stay for the audio overview of colonialism’s malign influence on world medicine.
Written March 30, 2019
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Thank you so much for your visit and your review.
Written April 3, 2019
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AVL4
Greater London, UK52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
I absolutely loved this museum! I'm so glad I went and was able to find it as I learned so much. It seems very quaint and small (there are only 2 rooms) but the information given is vast!
In terms of location, it is very easy to walk past the museum as it is quite tucked away. You go inside a large door and you have to follow signs to go upstairs then press the buzzer to be let in. Make sure you have the address or maps handy!
Once inside the lady who served me was really polite and set me up with an English audioguide. This is 100% necessary as the entire museum is in German. The audioguide is fantastic and allows you to interact with the museum and some of the exhibits however it would be nice if more of the actual museum and artefacts were translated into English too.
The audioguide runs for about an hour. There are also lots of leaflets to take (request for ones in English!). I left this museum genuinely shocked at how much I enjoyed it and how interesting it was. It is not biased and just very factual about contraception, women's health and abortion. I would thoroughly recommend.
Written August 10, 2017
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Sarah M
Reno, NV614 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
Two small rooms containing a lot of history and informative facts. The free audio is excellent.

So often these subjects are presented from a sensational, religious or moral argument. The practicing doctor who created this museum simply presents the history, statistics and facts of the subjects. If I were to identify any 'slant', I would say the facts are presented relative to women's health. It is well done. 8 euros if 22 or older, 4euros if under. About an hour to listen to the entire audio which covers the entire museum. Note: The museum is in a non-descript building with a very small sign. Be sure to take the address - it's easy to walk by. You need to press the button opposite the sign to gain entry.
Written June 4, 2017
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juno_usa
Nashville, TN188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
I'm happy to see here the many positive reviews as it finally convinced me to visit this place when having a short stay in Vienna. Only two little rooms but many interesting information and displays which were written in German but the English audioguide (included in the entry ticket) covers almost everything, just within 30-40 minutes. Staff was also friendly and welcoming. Don't be afraid not finding the museum, I was afraid of this upon some of the reviews but it is absolutely easy, just need to know the address - Mariahilfer Gurtel 37, ring the bell, get in, inside on the left there are stairs, go up there to the 1st floor and that's it, the door is opposite to the Gynmed clinic's.
Written September 19, 2019
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Thanks for your visit and your nice review.
Written September 23, 2019
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Michael B
London, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Went to this 2 years ago and absolutely adored it - so much so that I still to this day felt the need to leave a review.

It’s all predominantly in German, but everything is also translated into English.

It’s a small place, which is nice because it feels intimate and like it’s been curated by a small group of people. The exhibit is both very engaging and fun but also informative, with a good mix of interactive items and educational sections. We left here feeling like we’d had a lot of fun, but also like we had learnt an important part of history. Can’t recommend this highly enough.
Written December 9, 2018
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Thanks for review. We´re glad you enjoyed your visit in our museum
Written September 24, 2019
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Hannah M
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
For €4 it was absolutely brilliant, informative and interesting with an audio system that was the perfect level of informative without being an overload of information- took us about an hour to do the two rooms but it never got boring! Staff were friendly and overall it was a great experience
Written September 15, 2018
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Daniela E
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
A small museum with only two rooms, but includes a lot of information about the history of contraception and abortions. I got a lot of new insights.
Written November 3, 2017
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Thanks for your visit and your valuation.
Written September 24, 2019
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