The Municipal Archive and the connected Innsbruck Town Museum show the history of Innsbruck, from the beginnings until today
In the old town of Innsbruck, not far away from the Golden Roof, an old building houses the Municipal Archive and Museum of the Alpine Town. The historic collections of the Municipal Archive (Stadtarchiv Innsbruck) offer insight into sources, documents and publications which concern about social, economic, touristic and corporate history of the town.
Among others, the confirmation of the town law of Innsbruck from 1239, the oldest municipal charter, can be found here. The collection of the Municipal Archive also comprises 100,000 photos which document the history of Innsbruck: Most of them are already digitalised, just as the poster collection. Therefore a reading room and several PCs are available. The journal "Zeit - Raum - Innsbruck", dedicated to current topics and to research results, completes the offer.
The connected Innsbruck Town Museum (Stadtmuseum Innsbruck), however, shows a permanent exhibition of selected documents of the Municipal Archive. The 2023 exhibition "On the move. Innsbruck becomes a residential city" (Im Aufbruch. Innsbruck wird Residenzstadt) shows the change of the town as well as the life in Innsbruck after 1420 AD, when Frederick IV, Duke of Austria, bought two houses in the old town and moved the residence to Innsbruck. The sovereign court and the provincial administration left their mark on the city. The traces are still visible today.
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Municipal Museum with Municipal Archive:
€ 4.00 adults
€ 2.80 seniors
€ 2.80 students
€ 2.80 groups (10 and more persons)
€ 8.00 family ticket
free for children under 6 years
free for school classes
free with the Innsbruck Card
free with the Freizeitticket Tirol
combined ticket - Municipal Museum and Golden Roof:
€ 6.50 adults
€ 12.50 family ticket
combined ticket - Municipal Museum, Golden Roof and Municipal Tower:
€ 9.00 adults
€ 18.00 family ticket
The opening hours refer to the Municipal Museum: It stays open all year round, closed at the weekends and on public holidays. Special exhibition "Pembaur - who?" on the Director of Music of Innsbruck, Josef Pembaur (1848-1923), from the 1st of June to October 26, 2023.
The Municipal Archive of Innsbruck stays open all year round, from Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm and on Fridays from 9 am to 1 pm. Closed at the weekends and on public holidays.