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Address: Herrengasse 16 | 8010 Graz, Graz 8010, Austria
Phone Number: +43 316 80179810
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Among the 21 departments and institutions of the Joanneum Universal Museum,...

Among the 21 departments and institutions of the Joanneum Universal Museum, founded as the Joanneum in 1811, the Armoury is in a class of its own. Attracting around 55,000 visitors annually, it is the Joanneum's most-visited institution without an exhibitions role. Moreover, as the largest historic armoury in the world, it is a living memorial to a chequered, conflict-ridden past, whose bogeymen and prejudices are still with us.

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A Knight's Tale for real

I'm a gun nut and although my main interest is in modern weaponry this place really amazed me. The items displayed here are not the usual fully decorated shiny things you usually... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a gun nut and although my main interest is in modern weaponry this place really amazed me. The items displayed here are not the usual fully decorated shiny things you usually see in museums but real warcraft. Most of them never been issued though, but as you overlook on the hundreds of muskets, swords, shields and armours you kind... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guide was great and answered a lot of additional questions. All the armor is unused from the 1600s--so there really aren't any "battle stories" behind any of the weapons. Except for Napoleon invading and siege waiting them out until they ran out of water. Not so much a museum as a armory, which is exactly what it is. Rows... More 

Thank Jason V
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In November you can visit the Armoury only with a guided tour, the English one starts at 13:00. The staff is incredibly nice, they almost seemed apologetic about the price increase for the guided tour (from 9 to 11,50 EUR/person, so a rather small increase). Also, they were very helpful via emails before our visit and quick to respond! The... More 

Thank pinako155
Graz, Austria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the largest collections of armoury in the world and if you have a thing for armoury and is interested in the history of war this is the place to go! It is a quite fascinating collection. The museum is not too big but it is divided into serveral floors. It is suitable for children. However, you... More 

Thank Tove N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The amount of armor and military items on displayed was the most we have ever seen! So amazed they were able to save so much! We had only 1 hour to go through the 4 floors - a bit rushed (we thought they closed later), but doable. The audio guide was helpful with the historical explanation of different things. A... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The Zwinger in Dresden has a fabulous weapons collection full of bejeweled swords and daggers, but nobody would ever think of using one. But the Arsenal in Graz is THE REAL DEAL -- no jewels, no museum back-lighting; just every manner of weapon from the 16th and 17th centuries all ready to be kitted and used. Even my dear wife,... More 

Thank Jerry W
Salzburg Region, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Nowhere in the world you will find that much of medivial arms and weapons. A must to see if you visit Graz. Not open during winter.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

If they fleshed it out with a few paintings, records of battles or other related artefacts that would make it more interesting.

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Innsbruck, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

If you're into military histories and generally love armours, the Styrian armoury is for you. It takes anywhere between 30 mins to 60 mins to walkthrough all the four floors, and it is well-worth investing in a 24hour Joanneum's card to access this and the other major museums in Graz. There is a slight smell in this armoury from all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Yes, take guided tour. It is much interesting then strolling around on your own. One of the amazing facts that you learn this way is that most of the items have not been actually collected for the display, but are the leftovers of the actual inventory which have been left in the armory after such weapons were no longer needed/used.... More 

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