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!

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Opening times

  • Tue 28 Jun closed
  • Wed 29 Jun closed
  • Thu 30 Jun 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 01 Jul 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 02 Jul 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 03 Jul 10:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 04 Jul closed

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Summer 2022 (05/05/2022 - 10/16/2022)

  • 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

Ascension Day 2022 (05/26/2022) 10:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2022 (06/06/2022) closed

Corpus Christi 2022 (06/16/2022) 10:00 - 17:00

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) closed


€ 8.00 adults
€ 5.00 children and young people (6-18 years)
€ 5.00 students, apprentices, seniors
€ 5.00 groups (more than 10 persons)

family ticket: free admission from the 2nd child

free for children under 6 years
free with the Freizeitticket Tirol

More information

The Museum of Peoples stays open all year round. Guided tour every Sunday at 2 pm (included). Guided tours for groups on request also outside the opening hours (max. 25 persons, € 40.00).

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