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“Amazing museum”
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Landeszeughaus Styrian Armoury Entrance Ticket in...
Ranked #6 of 174 things to do in Graz
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Among the 21 departments and institutions of the Joanneum Universal Museum, founded as the Joanneum in 1811, the Armoury is in a class of its own. Attracting around 55,000 visitors annually, it is the Joanneum's most-visited institution without an exhibitions role. Moreover, as the largest historic armoury in the world, it is a living memorial to a chequered, conflict-ridden past, whose bogeymen and prejudices are still with us.
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

It's a bit hard to find and is sandwiched between to non-descript buildings, but worth looking for! One of the largest museums of armory in the world with floor after floor. Very interesting guide and tour. Enjoyed it very much!

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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Even if you're not into weaponry, you can't help but to be intrigued by this museum. The largest collection of 15-18th century (mainly infantry) weapons in the world, the + 30.000 items are exhibited in a semi-warehouse setting, which makes it quite unique. To further enhance this 'real' armoury look & feel, almost no info panels are found within the museum. Therefore, it's advised to book a guided tour in order to really enjoy this collection. We did the 1 PM English tour, paid € 2 pp on top of our entrance ticket, and were pleasantly surprised that we were the only 2 who booked that day, so we had a private tour ;)

3  Thank Dieter B
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

At 8 euros each for entry we thought this would be worth a visit, just 20mins later we were back on the street 16 euros worse off. All this building has is 4 floors with rows and rows of more or less the exact same armour. There are no descritions or efforts to put the armour in context with when it was used, who by or what for. Have to say this is the worst exhibition I have ever visited. You are told strictly on entering not to touch anything so can imagine that those with children would be very disappointed. You are asked to leave your bags in a locker in the tourist information because apparently there are lots of small things which can be taken, there is nothing small (must already have been taken) and think I'd have struggled to get a 2m long pike/spear or large body plate out without someone noticing.

3  Thank JoJo82992
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

I really wish I understood German. There was a school visiting and they got all kinds of cool information, and they got to touch some of the armor (special display ones for just groups). They really did a good job in displaying a lot of the same types of items, like flintlocks and all the suits of armor. We were wondering when we were going to run of of floors to explore! If you like midieval arms, then this is the place for you to visit. Not a lot of English information (we didn't take the pre-recorded audio tour), but a ton of history here. Staff was polite, but did follow us around to make sure we didn't touch anything, was kind of like they don't trust you. Maybe they have problems with tourists, though.

2  Thank CTSCOT
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Excellent collection of arms in a historic building. Very engaging and sobering. The guided tour can be recommended.

Thank tyrone33
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