About the museum

Museum

The Natural History Museum Vienna is one of the most important natural history museums in the world. Its earliest collections are more than 250 years old.> more

The museum in numbers

In an international ranking the Natural History Museum Vienna was rated one of the ten most important museums in the world.> more

Architecture

The Natural History Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts were designed by architects Gottfried Semper and Carl Hasenauer and are among the most eye-catching examples of the historicism style of art and architecture which was popular in 19th century Austria.> more

History

Compared with other countries, Austria was relatively slow to recognize and support research and collecting in the field of natural sciences.> more