The archaeology museum in Graz houses unique finds. Among them are some of the greatest attractions in cultural history you won’t find anywhere else. The museum is located in the Eggenberg castle park about 15 minutes by tram from the city. It offers an exhibition area of 600 m². Even though it is relatively small museum, this place has much to offer for those interested!
Impressive collections at Archaeology Museum in Graz
The museum presents unique archaeological finds from the region and around the world to children and adults. The core of the exhibition is a truly outstanding collection of Hallstatt grave finds from the 7th to 5th century BC. One of the most famous exhibits is the cult car from Strettweg, a gem of the Hallstatt period. The museum also displays magnificent vessels from different graves, armors, helmets and weapons as well as a metal cult mask. Another must-see is the museum’s awarded collection of Roman tombstones. Here you can also see the most valuable Roman find in Styria, the silver cup from Grünau.
The educational program for children and adolescents in the Archeology Museum in Graz is aimed at the different age groups. The museum doesn’t just display objects but also tries to teach it’s visitors. Visitors learn about how fragmented and sometimes inaccurate their knowledge is, and that many questions still can not be answered. Children and adults receive a lot of food for thought, e.g. what being human means and how ways of life can differ.
How to get there
Take tram line 1 in the direction of Eggenberg/UKH and to stop Schloss Eggenberg. From the stop it’s a 2 minutes walk towards the entrance of Eggenberg Castle park. Right next to the entrance you will find the museum.
For more information, please visit their official website. (German)