The local museum of Matrei offers culture-historical objects and a large collection of minerals.
Image gallery: Local Museum “Medaria” Matrei in Osttirol
At the Rauterplatz square, in the heart of Matrei, the local museum of the village is located. It tells the story of Matrei, its surroundings and its inhabitants in the course of time. So it gives an extensive insight into life in this part of East Tyrol, characterised by a hard everyday life and ancient customs and traditions.
The collection is exhibited by the local history association “Medaria” and offers folk art, flags and masks, rare coins and excavation finds at Matrei and its surroundings. In addition farming tools, wrought ironwork and household tools can be admired. Two particularities are the large collection of minerals with the 350 kg heavy berg crystal and the last brown bear of Tyrol, which was shot in the wild in 1971.
The devotional objects of the collection tell about the deep belief of the people. Also the three beautiful churches of the municipality give insight into the religious life of Matrei: the classicistic parish church, the Romanesque St Nicholas Church and the exceptional rock chapel in the Gschlösstal valley.
Where: Rauterplatz square, Matrei in East Tyrol
Characteristics: all about life during the last centuries in Matrei
Further information: phone: +43 50 212 500, email@example.com
Opening hours: all-the-year
open on request