Museum of Peoples Schwaz

The ethnographic and art museum in Schwaz represents a meeting place for different cultures.

The museum was founded as "House of Peoples" in 1995 and contains exhibits from Africa, Asia and Indonesia, which were collected in the course of 50 years by the photographer and journalist Prof. Gert Chesi. In 2016, he donated those exhibits to the town of Schwaz. The extraordinary collection from an art-historic and cultural scientific point of view, invites you to think about cultural diversity, different lifestyles and current and historic society models. It allows to reconsider the own position and to compare other peoples and cultures by the key of respect.

In 2013, it was changed and rebuilt, offering now new building elements and an integrated studio gallery. There are three subjects on three floors: "Between heaven and earth" (permanent exhibition on the ground floor), as well as a special exhibition on the first and on the second floor. Among them there are topics such as "Memories of Ethiopia" (Alfons Huber, doctor in the service of Haile Selassie, 2021) or the anniversary exhibition "25 YEARS Museum of Peoples" (2021).

Moreover, the Museum of Peoples (Museum der Völker Schwaz) houses a café and an ethno-shop, which is a real treasure chest of cult objects and artistic works and specialist books. A paradise for those who love travelling and want to make a side-trip to a different world!

Contact info

Opening times

  • Sat 16 Oct 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 17 Oct 10:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 18 Oct closed
  • Tue 19 Oct closed
  • Wed 20 Oct closed
  • Thu 21 Oct 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 22 Oct 10:00 - 17:00

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Full timetables
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05/16/2021 - 03/31/2022

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 17:00


€ 8.00 adults
€ 5.00 children and young people (from 6 years on)
€ 5.00 students, apprentices
€ 5.00 seniors, groups (min. 10 persons)

family ticket: free admission starting from the 2nd child

free for children under 6 years
free with the Freizeitticket Tirol

More information

Currently there are no guided tours, but there's a new museum tour on offer: Parents and children explore the exhibition independently with questions and answers.

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