Museums & Galleries
a journey of exploration through Graz
Graz offers plenty of entertainment for locals and guests. The city’s varied museums are particularly popular with visitors of all ages. Come and see for yourself!
The varied museums of Graz
As a UNESCO World Heritage City and official City of Design, Graz boasts a multitude of fascinating museums, characterised by a thrilling mixture of tradition and avant-garde. One of the city’s biggest museums is Universalmuseum Joanneum. With its 19 museums and 13 locations across Graz and the entire province of Styria, it is a popular source of entertainment and information.
The following museums are among the top sights of Graz:
- the Styrian Armoury - the world’s largest collection of historic weapons
- Kunsthaus Graz, the “blue bubble“ with changing exhibitions throughout the year
- Eggenberg Palace with its stately halls
- Hans Gross Museum of Criminology
- the new Graz museum Schlossberg
Older kids and youths love the CoSA, a science centre where you can experience technology and natural sciences from up close. For younger children, we recommend FRida & freD children’s museum with its numerous exhibitions, workshops and participatory plays.
Fans of unusual utensils from the present and past should drop by at the Lock and Key Museum Schell Collection or Johann Puch Museum. In addition, the Diocese Musuem in the diocese seminary is also worth a visit. During the year, it displays ecclesiastical treasures. During the Christmas season, a nativity trail leads from the ice nativity scene at Landhaus courtyard directly to the museum’s Christmas exhibition.