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Globe Museum

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Address: Palais Mollard Herrengasse 9, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number:
+43 1 53410710
10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

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I’m so glad we happened across this museum which is the world’s largest collection of globes, said to be around 600 with approximately 200 on display at any given time, the oldest... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
Torrance, California
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Torrance, California
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

I’m so glad we happened across this museum which is the world’s largest collection of globes, said to be around 600 with approximately 200 on display at any given time, the oldest dating from 1536! The very pleasing presentation allows the visitor to move at a preferred pace from one celestial or terrestrial globe to another.

Thank KateandRex
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

A great museum if you're into globes. A visit might well get you into them if you're not already. We were the only people in there when we visited but enjoyed it massively. Lots of interesting info about the use and production of globes and lots of info is in English as well as German.

Thank Jobbomon
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The first part was interesting showing you how globes are made etc. but the other rooms just contained more globes which was quite repetitive. It was also a shame there were no real globes to play with, which would be fun for children.

Thank Joanna C
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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I visited because it's a combined ticket with the Esperanto Museum for 4€ (this ticket also includes the Papyrus Museum). It was interesting; there is a vast array of globes ranging from the 1600s to the present day. This includes some impressively large, some incredibly unusual and some not of Earth or the skies! As well as the globes, there... More 

Thank TJFSmith
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

A small museum, but beautiful collection of globes from history, continents, and of different topics (cosmos, etc). Worth at least an hour visit.

Thank George C
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I love globes so this small museum was always destined for a favourable review. It didn't disappoint. A comprehensive and varied collection of globes from 1536 to now. So why not excellent? The ticket for this museum is a combined one that gives access to the Esperanto and Papyrus museums. It would be better if you could either buy a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

This has as might be guessed from the description a large number of globes from about the 16th century onwards. Many are large and look extremely well crafted, in particular those of the heavens. It is a division of the Austrian National Library, which I presume by default got custody of the globes as opposed to any other Austrian museum.... More 

Thank Gerard_S77
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Absolutely stunning display of globes. I was mesmerized and captivated with the display of globes from around the world and throughout history!

Thank MichaelB_TA
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

It is about 4 rooms full of museums varying in size and what they show, some show the globe, some show mythical lands and monsters, not much information about the globes fairly dull, very quiet a bit out of the way. It was free for us as we were both under 19 so we gave it a go, don't regret... More 

Thank travelingmad2016
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

We were wandering through Stephensdom when we came across this museum and found it absolutely fascinating. The connection of Vienna to the world of globes is unique. The museum is a quiet reprieve from other more crowded tourist attractions and it is guaranteed that you will learn something new.

Thank tr2dis

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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 centre. 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.
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