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The Museum of Military History, one of the most important history museums in the world, is situated right in the centre of the Arsenal. About five-hundred years of Austrian and European History are depicted in the collections exhibited in the main...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Ghegastrasse | Arsenal, Objekt 1, Vienna 1030, Austria
+43 1 795610
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 May 2012

This is a very good museum, but you do need to get an audio guide in English (unless you speak German). It would be difficult to know what you are looking at, without one. The pride of the collection is the magnificent car in which...More

6  Thank julietheoracle
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

There is so much at the war museum but it is so poorly put together you begin to wonder if the curator has ever been to another modern museum. We asked twice for some kind of audible guide , the first time we were told...More

5  Thank Brian A
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you want to better understand all the wars that have occurred in Europe this is your place. Huge, beautiful building with sections devoted to various timelines and wars. Incredible artifacts, paintings, etc that give you a great feel for the times. Audio guide in...More

Thank mikemY7232JL
Reviewed 6 days ago

I spent 2-3 hours in this museum and saw everything. It had a temporary World War I exhibit (I actually went in 2014, not 2017) that was exceptionally well done with full-scale mock-ups of trenches, etc. When you see everything and consider the breadth, depth...More

1  Thank Dane C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is extremely well done and is very interesting. We were lucky to go during slow season, so it wasn't crowded at all. Also we found out that admission is free on Sunday. I would recommend this museum to anyone.

2  Thank bjones12345
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our walk to this museum from the centre of Vienna. the building itself (the arsenal) is really beautiful and worth a visit in itself. The exhibits are informative and interesting -we and or three children really enjoyed this museum and learnt a...More

1  Thank GlobalFamilyOdyssey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started upstairs, as directed, with the long and complex history of Austria’s military engagements represented in art, and by maps, models, uniforms, weapons etc. The highlight however was on the ground floor - the low-lit room displaying the actual car in which the archduke...More

1  Thank SeriousFrolic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have nearly visited all war museums that i visited so this one of best. If you are interested this kind of museums, you should check that one.

Thank Erdem K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An unique museum with a great understanding of its topic and a complete assembly of all kinds of wargear. Also it offers a great educational method about the Monarhy and the Great War. You won't be diaappointed - just keep track of the time!

Thank Culture743526
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best military museums in Europe. Once a major barracks, it now houses a wonderfully eclectic collection of military exhibits throughout the complex. It was unfortunate that we had only a little over two hours for our visit as it would...More

1  Thank andrew y
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This has got to be one of the best history museums in the world and I have been to many. I read a newspaper article once which listed the top 20 museums in the world and I have been to 19 of the 20 so...More

2  Thank melbgirl123
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

This is a true must-see for all history buffs. Charming old school flair and impressive content in a old fortress style buuldibg complex. A bit off the beaten track this place certainly merits the detour.

Thank Eric M
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27 April 2018|
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Response from logrundy | Reviewed this property |
I think the message is referring to the Video/Virtual Tour of the First World War exhibition that will re-launch on the website on that day. I visited the museum last Thursday, 19/04/2018, and I can assure you that the... More
27 April 2018|
Response from Mark A | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mike, I was there yesterday and didn't see anything about changes. However, I wanted to see the Panzer collection and this was closed for renovations. I'd suggest contacting the museum at contact at hgm.at or see their... More
26 November 2016|
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Response from RLWOrangePark | Reviewed this property |
The following public transports bring you close to the museum: Schnellbahn (Station Station Quartier Belvedere - ehem. Südbahnhof) Tram lines 18, D, O Bus lines 13A, 69A Underground/subway U1 (Station Südtirolerplatz... More