Graz (Austria)

Universalmuseum Joanneum

Universalmuseum Joanneum The Company Board Supervisory Board & Board of Trustees Departments Restitution Our History Jobs Joanneum to rent Universalmuseum Joanneum The Universalmuseum Joanneum is considered the biggest of its kind in Central Europe. About 4,9 million items in the collections form the basis of a richly faceted ‘universal’ exhibition and events schedule. A programme of exhibitions and events at 13 locations throughout Styria transmit a unique panorama of science, art and culture. Panorama of science, art and culture The Universalmuseum Joanneum, which attracts annually more than 500,000 visitors, employs around 500 staff in carrying out its various functions. Apart from scientific periodicals, exhibition catalogues and annual reports, the Museum publishes a series of books about its collections. Information folders, newsletters, social media and a monthly programme brochure round off the informative publications available. The winner of the Council of Europe’s Museums Prize, the Universalmuseum Joanneum is the most important scientific and cultural institution in Styria. During the 19th century, various distinguished institutions such as the University of Leoben, the Archduke Johann University of Technology in Graz, the Styrian State Archives and Styrian State Library sprang from the Joanneum.
Universalmuseum Joanneum Area from above

Access preferences

General Accessibility in the Museum (Accessibility)

We have made it our aim to be a ‘museum for all’ and we want to make the Universalmuseum Joanneum accessible to everyone, where conditions permit (e.g. taking account of our protected monument status). Everyone should be able to visit our locations and the various exhibitions and parks.

The following museums have already been assessed by CEDOS (partner network for accessibility) to ensure they are accessible:

Kunsthaus Graz
Schloss Eggenberg (State Rooms, Park, Alte Galerie, Archaeology Museum, Coin Cabinet)
Joanneum Quarter (Neue Galerie Graz, Multimedia Collections, Natural History Museum)
History Museum
Styrian Armoury
Hunting Museum and Agriculture Museum Schloss Stainz
Schloss Trautenfels

For more information about the accessibility of the individual museums, see the relevant websites and


Despite the differing construction features and specifications of our protected monument status, we strive to exceed the legally required Austrian regulations. Building accessibility enables all visitors to enter our museums independently and have a hassle-free and enjoyable experience. This process is facilitated by wheelchair accessible entrances which enable independent opening (push button/door opener), automatic and motorised doorways and touch-based guidance systems and pictograms. Detailed information on our website also simplifies planning of museum visits.


It is important to us that as many visitors as possible can ‘use’ our museums and enjoy a pleasant visit. Use of clear pictograms and high-contrast writing makes it easier for visitors to find their way around the buildings and exhibitions. In the lifts braille lettering, larger keypads positioned at a lower level and audible floor announcements are provided.
Wheelchair rental

Wheel chairs are available free-of-charge to visitors at the counter of the following museums. Please presend your photo ID.

Kunsthaus Graz
Schloss Eggenberg
Joanneum Quarter
Styrian Armoury
History Museum

Assistance dogs are welcome in all of the buildings, park areas and exhibitions of the Universalmuseum Joanneum.

Educational mediation and groups

We offer tours and workshops for people with disabilities - advance notification required.
In the case of groups from social organisations, we can provide access to our exhibitions at a special price.
Carers: free admission and tour
For information on prices for groups and individual visitors with disabilities in the individual museums please refer to the respective museum website

Contact for accessibility inquiries

Contact info

Universalmuseum Joanneum,
Mariahilferstraße 2-4,
Graz, Austria.