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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.

Some years ago, 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, in 2023 there are "World images tell" and "Gregor Sailer - The Box".

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!

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Opening times

  • Wed 21 Feb closed
  • Thu 22 Feb 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 23 Feb 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 24 Feb 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 25 Feb 10:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 26 Feb closed
  • Tue 27 Feb closed

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Winter 2024 (11/01/2024 - 24/03/2024)

  • 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

Spring 2024 (28/03/2024 - 02/06/2024)

  • 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

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) closed

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) closed

Ascension Day 2024 (09/05/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Corpus Christi 2024 (30/05/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Admission

€ 9.00 adults
€ 6.00 children and young people (6-18 years)
€ 6.00 students and apprentices
€ 6.00 seniors
€ 6.00 groups (10 and more persons)

free for children under 6 years
free with the Freizeitticket Tirol
free with the Silver Region Karwendel Card

discount for families
discount with other guest cards

More information

Guided tours on request. The Museum of Peoples Schwaz stays open all year round.

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