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Globe Museum of the Austrian National Library

Palais Mollard Herrengasse 9 | Palais Mollard, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 53410710
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All about the globe! The Globe Museum of the Austrian National Library in the magnificent setting of Palais Mollard is unique in the world. Discover over 250 exhibits involving a total of 750 objects in the exhibition area – including exclusive terrestrial and celestial globes, globes of the moon and other planets as well as numerous astronomical instruments.
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“cafe central” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Palais Mollard Herrengasse 9 | Palais Mollard, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure why but I have always been fascinated with globes and I was happy to find this during my trip research. I actually placed this on the "if we have time" list but we found that we were totally charmed by this museum. Interesting...More

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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

The title says it all really. We spent an hour here, very quiet. A wonderful break from the bustle of central Vienna with time to become even more fascinated as you work your way through the information and exhibits. They have it all here. The...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

This museum near the centre of Vienna is absolutely fascinating. Although the museum is made up of only four rooms, I spent over an hour here looking at all the different types of globes from throughout history, it is very educational. Whilst I was there,...More

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Reviewed January 17, 2018

Globe Museum in Wien in Museum Quartier was the surprise of the Austrian capital. The tourists who visit the city for a short time usually ignore this museum and choose for the most gamous ones however this one offers much more unique experience for the...More

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Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

I'm fascinated by globes, and was surprised but excited to hear of this museum. It seemed popular too, with a number of people visiting at the same time, so clearly not an unknown attraction in Vienna! I enjoyed it, spent about half an hour wandering...More

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Reviewed December 12, 2017

Beautiful old globes with depictions of man eaters and sea monsters etc. The celestial globes too were very detailed and interesting. Loved the modern moon maps and found the interactive displays very interesting. However, the ticket seller at the entrance was very rude and I...More

Thank bondimary
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Reviewed December 9, 2017

We wandered in here by chance with out Vienna Pass and we were both captivated by both the collection and setting. The globes varied from extremely large to tiny and from simple to ornate. there were also helpful notes and visual programmes to watch giving...More

Thank Janet S
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

Wow! This was really cool. I wanted to spend more time there, but was limited. I like globes. I know nothing about globes. I know more now than when I came. That's the goal of a museum, right? I applaud the folks all those years...More

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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Located on Herrengasse, this museum forms part of the group of museums of the Austrian National Library. Like the Esperanto Museum this has an interactive element to its exhibition besides having actual globes etc. Visitors can enjoy a hands on experience for through interactive media...More

Thank Hello T
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

This museum is part of the Austrian National Library exhibitions, along with likes of museum of scrolls and museum of Esperanto. The Globe museum is an interesting place to visit if you like globes. There's plenty of them, including some very rare and old pieces.

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