This museum is placed in a building which originally was a magazine for cloth balls, and documents the history of Imst.
Image gallery: Museum at the Ballhaus
The Museum im Ballhaus (MiB) is closely connected to the town of Imst and illustrates its history in a very descriptive way. This is the right place for those who are interested in culture and history, as in the museum you can retrace the lively past of the town by objets d'art.
The museum is hosted in a building dating back to the 16th century, which originally was a magazine for cloth balls. This is also the reason why it is today called "Ballhaus". The Ball House was restored, the rooms were adapted, and the Museum at the Ballhaus was opened in 2003. The attic floor is venue for various special exhibitions. A visit is like a travel across various epoques, from the urn field culture and the guild system in the Middle Ages to modern arts in Imst.
A highlight is undoubtedly the Ursuline crib of 1790. The 237 figurines are equipped with clothes and embroidery, and the background of the setting is 5 metres high, which makes the crib the largest one of Tyrol. Also mining is a topic of the museum, so that a visit can be perfectly combined with a tour to the Open-Air Mining Museum Gurgltal.
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€ 3.00 adults
€ 2.00 students
€ 1.00 guided tour surcharge
free for children up to 14 years
combined ticket (MiB and House of Fasnacht):
€ 6.00 adults
Saturday closed if public holiday. Free guided tour for groups of min. 10 persons.