In der weltweit größten Klosterbibliothek | © Thomas Sattler
Interessantes im Museum Stift Admont | © Stefan Leitner
Einblick in das Naturhistorische Museum | © Stefan Leitner
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Museum Stift Admont

Admont

About the offer

The many museums of Admont

A world famous library that is also said to be one of the most beautiful ones and lots of knowledge in the form of several museums: fine arts, contemporary art and natural history. Here, not only will you inform yourself about these subjects but you will also learn lots of new things – about the Benedictine monks, the National Park and its nature and also about barrier-free art.

Apart from the well-known monastic library with its 70,000 antiquarian books, which is incredibly impressive in real life, there are many other things to be discovered at Admont Abbey. The walls of the Benedictine Abbey contain several museums. You’ll be spoilt for choice – you can either visit all of them in one day or you can take it slow and visit them one by one; they definitely constitute an all-day activity. Besides the permanent collections there is also a temporary exhibition each year.

Variety in the museums

Prick up your ears and listen to the sound of nature in the National Park Room or learn about the lives of the Benedictine monks. Follow in the footsteps of Father Gabriel Strobl by visiting the Natural History Museum or marvel at contemporary art that has been especially commissioned for the museum in Admont. If you prefer something more classical you can visit the church treasury and see works from the Romanesque to the Baroque period, from sculptures and paintings to textile art works. This way, everyone will find their own favourite sight at Admont Abbey.

Special Exhibition 2022 - Styrian Roots 
Searching for Traces in the Contemporary Art Collection

The special exhibition 2022 in the Museum of Contemporary Art at Admont Monastery shows works from "Styrian Roots". When the collection of contemporary art was being built up at Admont Monastery, it was already noticeable that many of the artists represented in this fresh part of the collection were born in Styria or were rooted in this province in some other way. In terms of collection strategy, there was never any intention of concentrating on Styrian art. Of course, the fact that so many artists with connections to Styria play such an important role in the Austrian and international art scene is no coincidence. Further information

Price information

Free library tours (duration approx. 40 minutes, German), for individual visitors at 11:00 and 14:00 - no registration necessary! The library can also be visited without a guided tour!

Opening hours

The current opening hours you can find on the website of the Benedictine Convent of Admont. 

For group reservations of 15 people or more please book in advance at museum@stiftadmont.at.

Date and time

  • 01 April - 30 November 2022
  • Friday - Starting at 10:30 o'clock
    Saturday - Starting at 10:30 o'clock
    Sunday - Starting at 10:30 o'clock

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