Museum Niederösterreich

General information

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday, Public Holidays  9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Monday (except Public Holidays)   closed
School groups by appointment entry from 8.00 a.m.


Dogs are only permitted in the Pan Pan café restaurant area (assistance dogs excepted).

Museum Lab and Kid’s Corner Dates Closed

The Museum Lab and Kid’s Corner may be closed during special events.

Christmas and New Year 2018/19 Dates Closed

24, 25, 26 and 31 December 2018 and 1 and 2 January 2019

Admission fees

Ticket fees

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Tickets
Adults:  

EUR 10,00  

Discount

EUR 9,00

Kids and adolescents (aged 7 to 18 years):

EUR 5,00

Kids until the age of 6 years

free

Families:

EUR 20,00

Pupils (when visiting with their class):

from EUR 4,50

Touring fee in german

EUR 3,50

Touring fee in english

EUR 4,50

Contact

Visitor Service

Martina Deinbacher
T +43 2742 90 80 90-998
F: +43 2742 90 80 99

 

Niederösterreichische Museum Betriebs GmbH 
Museum Niederösterreich 
Kulturbezirk 5 
3100 St. Pölten 
www.museumnoe.at

Getting here

By car

Routeplaner

A1: to junction St. Pölten, from there S 33 to exit St. Pölten Ost

S 33: to exit St. Pölten Ost

The way is signposted (follow the brown signs, white lettring "Kulturbezirk") and takes you to the underground parking facility of “Kulturbezirk St. Pölten.”

FREE PARKING: underground parking in the entire government district (with the exception of “Tor zum Landhaus”) is free all day Saturday/Sunday, on public holidays, and after 5 pm on weekdays (one hour free parking already included.) H is an accessible exit leading directly to the entrance of Museum Niederösterreich. The ticket issued on driving into the garage does not need to be validated – simply have it ready when leaving. For more information, click here

Buses can park directly in the forecourt “Klangturm St. Pölten.” In this case, coming from the S 33, turn right before the tunnel towards "Landhaus". Your passengers may of course disembark directly in front of the museum.

Parking spaces for disabled visitors are located directly in front of “Klangturm St. Pölten.” To access these, do not drive down into the garage but – coming from the S 33 – turn right before the tunnel towards "Landhaus". The Museum is only approx. 50 meters away and can be accessed easily via a ramp.

Public Transportation

By train
OEBB timetables

There are several ways to get to Museum Niederösterreich from the St. Pölten railway station:

City bus LUP
"Hauptbahnhof Süd" directly at the OEBB railway station; Line 02 or 09 to “Landhaus Süd.”
Download LUP timetables here

Taxi
Taxi stand in front of OEBB railway station

On foot
From the railway station, walk past the parking house on the left, at the roundabout take the road to the right, walk past “Bischofsteich” and “Neugebäudeplatz”, turn left at the pizzeria up “Hammerweg.” Follow the signs to the “Kulturbezirk”, continue on past the “Festspielhaus” on the left, straight to Museum Niederösterreich. Duration of walk: approx. 15 minutes. Street map

TIP: “nextbike” bicycle rental stations are located at the railway station and in the government quarter.

For more information visit: www.nextbike.at

City Express (free)

This little train will transport you comfortably from the city center to Museum Niederösterreich. It operates between April and December, Thursdays to Saturdays (but not on public holidays) every hour on the hour from 10.00 - 17.00 (last trip). Timetable and hop-on, hop-off points:

Navigation devices

WGS84: 48° 12′ 0″ N, 15° 37′ 54″ / E 48.2°, 15.631667°

UTM: 33U 546937 5338723 enter address: Franz-Schubert-Platz 5

Floor plans

Floor plans

House of History

Lower Austria is not only Austria’s largest federal province, its geography, people and events make it Austria’s historical heartland. Its eventful history spans the first traces of human settlement, the first recorded mention of Austria (“Ostarrichi”) in the year 996, the proclamations of the 1st and 2nd Republics, and the fall of the Iron Curtain through to the unification of Europe. The new House of History is open since September 2017 in Museum Niederösterreich.

House of Nature

Discover Lower Austria’s ecological and topological diversity: a splashing stream leads you from icy Alpine glaciers to the mellow waters in the lowlands. Watch live fish, amphibians, reptiles, ants in giant aquariums, terrariums and a formicarium. You can safely examine the larger inhabitants of our meadows and forests up close, because they are displayed as preserved specimens.

Photo Gallery

Visit our photo gallery to see what’s happening at the Museum Niederösterreich. You’ll be amazed how much our museum has to offer! 

Shop

Shop

In the Museum Niederösterreich shop you’ll find all products connected with our exhibitions as well as a large range of souvenirs that make perfect gifts to delight young and old.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

You can order our publications online, by email or by calling us at +43 2742 90 80 90 ext. 951 or ext. 955. Postage and packing EUR 6 (within Austria) and EUR 15 (to EU member states).

Our shop offers the following, and much more

  • Catalogs of past and present exhibitions
  • Books for children and youngsters
  • Gifts and books
  • Toys and games for children
  • Souvenirs
  • Games for explorers and discoverers
  • Artisan craftwork
  • Handmade soaps
  • Poppy seed beauty products

TIP: The shop team would be delighted to put together personal gift assortments for you!

Find an overview of the past catalogues & brochures

Contact Shop

T +43 2742 90 80 90-951 or

Eating & drinking

Pan Pan – Enjoy hot & cold food & drink at the Museum Niederösterreich

By definition, “Pan-pan” is an urgency signal sent by ships or aircraft when passengers are at risk but not in immediate danger. It calls for immediate, preferential attention and assistance.

This is exactly what visitors to Museum Niederösterreich can expect! They – and of course guests not visiting the museum- will indeed receive immediate preferential attention and assistance from Georg Loichtl and the Flieger Gastro team when it comes to stilling their hunger and thirst.

With new menus every week, tasty salads and pastries, guests are made more than welcome and may well be tempted to stay longer than “urgency” dictates!

Pan Pan and Museum Niederösterreich are also an ideal venue for professional events and private celebrations. We would be pleased to cater to whatever you wish to celebrate, from family gatherings to staff parties through to wedding banquets. We’re so versatile, we’ll always provide the perfect setting.

We hope to see you soon!

Opening hours

Tuesday – Sunday 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Contact

T +43 676 842 885 518 or

www.flieger-gastro.at

Venue hire
 

FAQs

We are frequently asked the following questions:

How do I get to the museum by car?

Take the A1 to the junction St. Pölten, from there join the S 33 until you come to the exit St. Pölten Ost. If you are coming via S 33 from the direction of S 5, also take the exit St. Pölten Ost. Signposting (brown signs with white lettering „Kulturbezirk“) will lead you to the underground parking facility “Kulturbezirkes St. Pölten.”

My navigation device can’t locate the address.

Unfortunately, navigation devices cannot locate our address “Kulturbezirk 5”. Enter the following coordinates in your navigation device:
WGS84: 48° 12′ 0″ N, 15° 37′ 54″ / E 48.2°, 15.631667°
UTM: 33U 546937 5338723
Enter address: Franz-Schubert-Platz 5, 3100 St. Pölten

How do I get from the railway station to the Museum, and how long does it take?

Railway station–Museum: from the railway station, walk past the park house on the left, at the roundabout take the road to the right, walk past “Bischofsteich” and “Neugebäudeplatz”, turn left at the pizzeria to go down “Hammerweg.” Follow the signs to the “Kulturbezirk”, continue on past the “Festspielhaus” on the left, straight to Museum Niederösterreich. The walk takes approx. 15 minutes.

Museum–railway station: From Museum Niederösterreich, walk past the “Festspielhaus” and follow the signs to the town center (“Zentrum”.)  After you have crossed the “Neugebäudeplatz” and “Bischofsteich” you will come to a roundabout. Keep left, going past the park house, and you will see the railway station ahead. The walk takes approx. 15 minutes.

Is there free parking round the Museum?

Yes, there are several possibilities to park near the Museum.

Underground parking: 1st hour is free, every further hour costs € 1.50, maximum € 7 per day.

Free parking: on weekends/public holidays and between 6 p.m. and 5 am. H is an accessible exit leading directly to the entrance of Museum Niederösterreich. The ticket issued on driving into the garage does not need to be validated – simply have it ready on leaving!

Buses can park directly in the forecourt “Klangturm St. Pölten.” In this case, from the S 33, turn right before the tunnel towards "Landhaus". Your passengers may of course disembark directly in front of the museum.

Parking spaces for disabled visitors are located directly in front of “Klangturm St. Pölten.” To use these, do not drive down into the garage but – coming from the S 33 – turn right before the tunnel towards "Landhaus". The Museum is only approx. 50 meters away and can be accessed easily via a ramp.

How do I get in and out of the underground garage to/from the Museum?

H is an accessible exit leading directly to the Museum Niederösterreich.

Where are parking spaces for disabled visitors?

Parking spaces for disabled visitors are located directly in front of “Klangturm” St. Pölten. To use these, do not drive down into the garage but – coming from the S 33 – turn right before the tunnel towards "Landhaus". The Museum is only approx. 50 meters away and can be accessed easily via a ramp.

Can I pay for parking at the Museum’s ticket desk?

No, parking tickets can only be paid for at the ticket vending machines in the underground parking garage. The garage is operated by another company.

Do museum visitors get a discount for the underground parking facility?

There is a discount, but only for the day ticket. This means that if you are planning to park in the underground facility for more than 5 hours, you pay €4 instead of €7 for the whole day. These discounted tickets are available from the Museum Niederösterreich’s ticket desk.

Why is there no proper signposting in the underground parking garage showing visitors how to get to Museum Niederösterreich?

The garage is operated by another company, therefore Museum Niederösterreich has no influence over the signposting. Please follow the signs “Richtung Festspielhaus / Museum Niederösterreich.“ Then use exit H, which will take you directly to the museum. .

Approximately how much time will I need to visit the Museum?

To assess how much time you will need for your visit, please use the planner provided on our homepage. You can mark the displays and exhibitions you wish to see, and the program will give you a time estimation. We recommend 60 to 90 minutes to walk around each display.

Is the museum accessible?

Except for a few exceptions (cave and glacier) the entire museum is accessible.

Entrance/foyer: accessible access to the main entrance, double glass doors (clearance width 200 cm). Display area: all collections and exhibits (with the exception of the cave and the glacier) are accessible.
Restrooms: accessible toilets are clearly designated.

Are dogs allowed in the display area?

No, dogs are only allowed in the foyer and in the Pan Pan café restaurant. Dogs are not allowed into the display areas, with the exception of assistance dogs (guide dogs, hearing dogs.) These may of course accompany you into the display areas!

Is the museum open daily?

No. Our opening times are: Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays from 9 am to 5 pm, closed Mondays (except if a public holiday.) School groups can be admitted to the museum by appointment at 8 am.

Are there play areas for children?

Yes, there are play stations for children in the Museum Lab and for children under 5 we provide a play corner. In addition, in the Nature discovery zone (at the Danube Basin level) a slide has been integrated into the wall leading down into the cave.
Please note that access to the Museum Lab may be restricted during special events. For more information click here.

Does the museum provide child supervision?

No, parents remain liable at all times for the safety and behavior of their children during our children’s programs. Our cultural educators are only responsible for providing creative activities and imparting knowledge.

For what age are the creative stations suitable?

In principle, our children’s program is designed for children over 5 years old. The younger the children, the more assistance they will need from their adult supervisors during the arts and crafts activities.

From what age do children pay admission?

At Museum Niederösterreich, children and youngsters between 7 and 18 years of age pay admission.

Are annual tickets available for adults or children?

No, there are no annual tickets for Museum Niederösterreich. However, adults and children with a Niederösterreich Card get free entry as often as they want!

How many toilets are there in Museum Niederösterreich?

Our toilet facilities are listed here:

Lower floor “Shedhalle” – (standard / accessible toilets)
Lower floor Lowland Basin – (standard / accessible toilets)
Ground floor, Foyer – (standard / accessible toilets incl. baby changing facilities)
Upper floor Natural History – (standard / accessible toilets incl. baby changing facilities)

Are food and drink allowed in the museum?

No, food and drink are not allowed in the Museum Niederösterreich display areas. Please use the designated refreshment zones in the foyer and by the Broad Pine. You are also most welcome to relax in the Pan Pan café restaurant, the culinary meeting point at Museum Niederösterreich.

Who takes care of the animals in the Museum?

Animal attendants look after the animals in the Nature Discovery section at Museum Niederösterreich. Their daily and weekly tasks include feeding and watering the animals and cleaning the terrariums and aquariums. We occasionally have baby animals, and these are reared by our attendants too. In addition, monthly tasks include, for example, cleaning the large in-house filters as well as those in the pond outside.  

Who is responsible for safety?

The person in charge of safety at Museum Niederösterreich is Reinhard Kern, authorized officer and Head of Facility Management.

Is there a beverage vending machine at the Museum?

No, there is no beverage vending machine at Museum Niederösterreich. However, you can choose from a wide variety of beverages in the Pan Pan café restaurant, the culinary meeting point at Museum Niederösterreich (bottled drinks are also available.)

How long has the museum been here?

Find out everything about its history here: Chronicles

Is there one ticket for the entire museum, or do I need to buy several to include special exhibitions?

The ticket you buy at the ticket desk in Museum Niederösterreich includes all exhibitions and displays in the museum. .

Does the Café also close at 5.00 p.m.?

Yes, the Pan Pan café has the same opening hours as the museum. Therefore it also closes at 5 pm.

When does the exhibition in the “Klangturm” re-open?

The exhibition in the “Klangturm” is closed permanently. However, you can still go up to the platform at the top.

Is there a cash machine/ATM in the museum?

No, there is no cash machine / ATM on the Museum Niederösterreich premises.

Where is the nearest cash machine / ATM?

The nearest cash machine / ATM is opposite the BILLA supermarket in the government district (“Haus 3”).

Where is the “Festspielhaus” theater?

The “Festspielhaus” is opposite Museum Niederösterreich. The main entrance is at the beginning of the Culture District. Please go back towards the road, straight ahead.

Why aren’t I allowed to take large rucksacks or handbags with me?

Large rucksacks and handbags are not allowed in the display area for safety reasons. You may stow your large bags or rucksacks in the lockers provided before you enter the display area, by the Broad Pine. The bags can be taken out or put back any time. You will receive a key from the attendant when your ticket is validated.

 

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