The Municipal Archive and the connected Municipal 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 Municipal Museum of Innsbruck (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, students
€ 2.80 groups (more than 10 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 Municipal Archive is open from Monday to Thursday from 9 am to noon time and from 1 pm to 5 pm, Fridays from 9 am to 1 pm. The Municipal Archive and Museum of Innsbruck stay open all year round, closed at the weekends and on public holidays.
Exhibition "On the move. Innsbruck becomes a residential city" from Dec 1 to April 21, 2023:
* guided tours with the curator: January 21 at 10 am, March 18 at 10 am
* walks through the city (reservation): February 18 at 10 am, April 15 at 10 am
* communications program for school classes, guided tours on request
(exhibition in cooperation with the Regional Archive of Tyrol)