Museum St. Johann in Tirol
Museum, gallery and archive in two historic buildings!
The St. Johann in Tirol museum is located right behind the Baroque deanery parish church at the end of the pedestrianised zone, in two buildings that are steeped in history, and which have an underground link to one another. The museum is the starting point for gaining a deeper insight to the St. Johann in Tirol and the surrounding area, providing locals and tourists alike with exciting information about the region.
There is also the main exhibition ’felsenreich – Mythos und Erlebnis Kaisergebirge’ which has several attractions, including the green earthworm that can be observed live in the summer, the roaring cave bear ‘Grim’, the pre-historic finds from the Tischofer caves, exhibits, pictures and films about mountaineering as it was and how it is today and also the ascent to the Babenstuberhütte, which provides unusual views to the Kaiser Mountains. Individual exhibition themes can also be experienced via a guided audio tour in English and German on your mobile phone. In the gallery on the top floor there are exhibits featuring contemporary art.
checkExhibits, pictures & films about mountaineering
checkAudio guided tour in German & English on your mobile
checkGallery on the upper floor with contemporary art
checkPrehistoric finds from the Tischofer Cave
checkHistoric traditional costume from Leukental
checkCopper & silver mining
checkOld views from St. Johann in Tirol
checkGeology of the town area and much more
In the 18th century the museum was a house of correction for priests accused of following an immoral way of life, thereafter it was a school and municipal offices as well as a home for many other community facilities. The first museum was then set up in the 1960s. In 1994 after extensive restoration work, the new museum with a gallery and archive of the market town of St. Johann in Tirol was opened. In 2004 more building work followed and the annex was linked via a underground connecting room. In these additional exhibition rooms the emphasis is on "felsenreich - Mythos und Erlebnis Kaisergebirge" with numerous attractions presented.
Good to know
checkCar parking: right in the town of St. Johann in Tirol (fee payable)
checkWC: There is a public WC opposite the museum
checkPrices & Opening hours: Current information is available at www.museum1.at