Who we are

We preserve, show and maintain the cultural memory of working people - from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution to digitalization and beyond. For over 30 years, the Museum Arbeitswelt has been the only museum in Austria with this perspective.

Housed in two former factory buildings dating back to the 19th century, our museum is not only the first museum of labour, but has also gained international recognition as an exhibition and event centre since its inception.

Opening Hours & Visit

Go along, inform yourself, get into conversation and discuss, listen and perceive, experience and play: Explore our house and the exhibitions as well as the historical surroundings in your own personal way!

EXHIBITIONS IN THE MUSEUM ARBEITSWELT

  • 6 January to 16 February
    FRIDAY TO SUNDAY from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
  • From 17 February
    WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND HOLIDAYS from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

TUNNEL OF REMEMBRANCE

  • all year round
  • Tickets during museum office hours. (Advance reservations by phone are requested).

POLITICAL WORKSHOP

  • bookable all year round
  • MO to FR | from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Entrance Fees

Führungen

Adult 7,–
Concession* 5,–
Group (from 12 persons) 5,–
Family ticket large (2 adult + children up to age 14) 14,–
Family ticket small (1 adult + children up to age 14) 10,–
Pupils in class  Admisssion free
Combi-Ticket (Exhibition in the museum + Tunnel of Remembrance) 10,–
Combi-Ticket Concession* 8,–

*Concessions apply to: Groups, schoolchildren, apprentices, students, pensioners, military and civilian servants, people with disabilities (free admission for accompanying persons), AK members, trade union members, employees of Upper Austrian Tourism, employees of the Province of Upper Austria, KulturKontakt network partners, holders of the FORUM Card, members of the Alumni Club of the Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences, members of Kolping Austria, holders of the 4youCard, holders of the Travel Agents Identity Card, holders of the Linz Kulturcard-365.

Admission free for: Members of the Verein Museum Arbeitswelt / Children up to 6 years / Teacher training students / Kulturpass Hunger auf Kunst und Kultur / Holders of the moecard (Museumsbund Österreich) / Holders of the ICOM-Card (Internationaler Museumsbund) / Holders of the BÖKWE-Card (Berufsverband Österreichischer Kunst- und Werkerzieher*innen) / Members of the Verband österreichischer Kulturvermittler*innen im Museums- und Ausstellungswesen / Holders of the artist card of the International Association of Art (IAA))

Current Exhibitions

BODIES OF WORK
The exhibition focuses on Austria's last Danube shipyard. There, modern machine production and industrial, human labor are closely linked. Over a period of one and a half years, the Austrian artist accompanies the work processes in this plant and shows in her documentary-artistic work the aesthetic collaboration between humans and machines.
Artist: Katharina Gruzei

 

FUTURE FOOD - WHAT WILL WE EAT TOMORROW?
How will we feed ourselves in the future? What contribution can food make to sustainability and global justice? The exhibition "FUTURE FOOD - Food for the World of Tomorrow" of the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden takes up one of the most pressing questions of the 21st century to discuss a vision for a global, ecologically sustainable and just society together with visitors. 
An exhibition of the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden
Curator and Project Manager: Viktoria Krason
Design & Architecture: Groenlandbasel

The exhibition in Dresden was supported by: The German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony and the Saxon State Agency for Museums. The Commerzbank Foundation was the sponsor of the mediation services. The exhibition section "Handeln" was supported by Engagement Global Service for Development Initiatives with funds from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The video installation "Word Count 06 - Bridget over troubled waters," Kasia Fudakowksi, 2020 was funded by the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center 1285 "Invective. Constellations and Dynamics of Disparagement."
The exibition in Austria ist supported by The Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection, Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport, Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Regions and Water Management and Upper Austria

TUNNEL OF REMEMBRANCE
Housed in a former air-raid shelter, the Tunnel of Memory recounts the history of Steyr during the Nazi rule. The exhibition is set in the Lambergstollen tunnel near the junction of the rivers Enns and Steyr, which was built by concentration camp prisoners from 1943 on. Reports by contemporary witnesses show their everyday life, which was defined by the racially charged relationship with the local population. 
Project initiator/sponsor: Mauthausen Committee Steyr
Curator: Regina Wonisch
Design: Bernhard Denkinger

Location

As industrial jewel located on the Steyr River, the museum offers a unique ambiente that makes history tangible and creates space for working, reflecting and celebrating. The classic factory ensemble directly on the centuries-old water channels of the Wehrgraben is in the heart of the city and yet surrounded by nature. It impresses with its modern architecture, professional equipment and historical identity.

Various multifunctional rooms are available for your event. Whether it is a corporate event, weddings, workshops, we are at your side with advice and support. Our technical and catering partners will be happy to support you with special requirements. Get in Touch!

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Education

Interact, participate, think, reflect, discover and discuss. In this way, visitors learn about the topics related to our museum together with the educational team. The offer is methodically diverse and is always adapted to the group. Our museum is unique for every age group, type of education and school. Places of action are our exhibitions, the political workshop , the Tunnel of Remembrance and the historical environment around our museum. Get in Touch

Families in the Exhibition (c) Museum Arbeitswelt / Foto: Helena Wimmer
Educational Programs in the Museum (c) Museum Arbeitswelt / Foto: Julia-Ludwig
Workers-Pub-in-the-Museum (c) Museum Arbeitswelt / Foto: Klaus-Pichler
Concert in the Culture 
 Container in Front of the Museum (c) Museum Arbeitswelt / Foto: Julia-Ludwig
Lecutures in the Culture 
 Container in Front of the Museum (c) Museum Arbeitswelt / Foto: Julia-Ludwig
Vanue-Great Hall of the Museum (c) Museum Arbeitswelt / Foto: Hannes Ecker
Vanue (c) Museum Arbeitswelt / Foto: Hannes Ecker
Families in the Exhibition (c) Museum Arbeitswelt / Foto: Helena Wimmer
Education (c) Museum Arbeitswelt / Foto: Julia-Ludwig
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Concert in Front of the Museum (c) Museum Arbeitswelt / Foto Julia Ludwig
Lecutures iin Front of the Museum (c) Museum Arbeitswelt / Foto: Julia-Ludwig
Vanue-Great Hall of the Museum (c) Museum Arbeitswelt / Foto: Hannes Ecker
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Families in the Exhibition (c) Museum Arbeitswelt / Foto: Helena Wimmer
Education (c) Museum Arbeitswelt / Foto: Julia-Ludwig
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Concert in Front of the Museum (c) Museum Arbeitswelt / Foto Julia Ludwig
Lecutures iin Front of the Museum (c) Museum Arbeitswelt / Foto: Julia-Ludwig
Vanue-Great Hall of the Museum (c) Museum Arbeitswelt / Foto: Hannes Ecker
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Contact

Museum Arbeitswelt
4400 Steyr, Wehrgrabengasse 7
office@museumarbeitswelt.at
+43 7252 77351–10

Opening Hours

Wednesdy to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.