MDV Museumder Voelker Fassade
MDV Museumder Voelker Fassade

Museum of Peoples Schwaz

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

The "Museum der Völker", which means Museum of Peoples, was founded 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 city of Schwaz. The extraordinary collection from an art-historic and cultural scientific point of view, invites to think about cultural diversity, different lifestyles and current and historic society models.

Furthermore, it allows to reconsider the own position and to compare other peoples and cultures by the key of respect. In 2013 the former "Haus der Völker" (House of Peoples) was changed and rebuilt, offering now new elements and a comprehensive collection as well as an integrated studio gallery. The three subjects of the exhibition are dedicated to the worlds in between: "Between people", "Between self-will and adaptation" and "Between heaven and earth". These and other questions are addressed: What defines a human being: mind, consciousness, status, affiliation, religion or something else? How does a society function? Which attributes do gods have?

The Museum of Peoples Schwaz also offers special exhibitions - e.g. in 2017/2018 "Menschen" (People) by Leon Pollux, or "Unvergessen machen" (Remaining unforgotten) and "Maasai - builders from Ololosokwan" in collaboration with the Women's Museum of Hittisau (Austria). Moreover, the building houses a café and an ethno-shop, which is a real treasure chest of cult objects and artistic works of Africa and Asia as well as Buddhist arts 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

  • Mon 26 Oct 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 27 Oct closed
  • Wed 28 Oct closed
  • Thu 29 Oct 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 30 Oct 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 31 Oct 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 01 Nov 10:00 - 17:00

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05/21/2020 - 12/31/2020

  • 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

National holiday (10/26/2020) 10:00 - 17:00


€ 8.00 adults
€ 5.00 children (from 6 years)
€ 5.00 reduced (students, apprentices, seniors)
€ 5.00 groups (of 10 and more persons)

family discount: free admission for children starting from the 2nd child
free admission for children under 6 years

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