About the museum

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. It is home to 30 million objects available to more than 60 scientists and numerous guest researchers who carry out basic research in a wide range of topics related to human sciences, earth sciences, and life sciences.
As a result, the NHM Vienna is one of the largest non-university research institutions in Austria and an important center of excellence for all matters relating to natural sciences. The museum’s 39 exhibition rooms cover 8,460 square meters and present more than 100,000 objects. With up to 777,000 visitors 2018, the NHM Vienna is one of the largest natural history museums in the world. Its team of over 300 staff members is led by Director General Christian Köberl and Vice Director Herbert Kritscher, both having held their respective positions since June 2010.