ABOUT US

Our Mis­sion

Housed in two for­mer fac­tory buil­dings dating back to the 19th cen­tury, our museum is not only the first museum of labour in Aus­tria, but has also gai­ned inter­na­tio­nal reco­gni­tion as an exhi­bi­tion and event centre since its incep­tion. The museum, loca­ted in a his­to­ric con­ser­va­tion area cal­led „Wehr­gra­ben“ (trench), emana­tes a fee­ling of a period long gone while at the same time con­sist­ently pre­sen­ting up-to-date topics to its visi­tors. Find out more about us and our history here.

 

Our Buil­ding

The two fac­tory buil­dings on the banks of the Steyr river that house the museum have been lis­ted as natio­nal monu­ments and pre­ser­ved in their ori­gi­nal archi­tec­tu­ral form. They are an example of the indus­trial archi­tec­ture of the Grün­der­zeit era in the late 19th cen­tury and ori­gi­na­ted in Lud­wig Werndl’s knife fac­tory. The buil­dings were incor­po­ra­ted into Josef Werndl’s arms fac­tory, which was among the most important arms manu­fac­tu­ring sites in Europe at that time, as Object XI in 1881.

In Werndl’s fac­tory, breech­blocks and trig­ger guards for rif­les were pro­du­ced, pro­vi­ding work for about 300 labou­rers in 1890. From 1913/14, Werndl’s pro­duc­tion was gra­du­ally moved to a new main fac­tory and the buil­ding that today houses the museum was used for accu­mu­la­tor pro­duc­tion by the Stey­rer Werke, as the com­pany was cal­led from 1926. After 1945, the Hack Werke used the buil­ding for their cut­lery production.

When Hack had to declare bankruptcy, the buil­ding cea­sed to be used for indus­trial pro­duc­tion. In 1985, the Museum Arbeits­welt bought it at an auc­tion and com­ple­tely refur­bis­hed the faci­li­ties. The two parts of the buil­ding were con­nec­ted through a glass roof, crea­ting the light-floo­ded centre hall to which today’s museum owes its spe­cial ambiance.

The history of the first Aus­trian museum of labour begins with the Upper Aus­trian regio­nal exhi­bi­tion tit­led “Labour/Man/Machine. The path to an indus­tria­li­sed society” in 1987. Inspi­red by the “Dig where you stand” move­ment, it was envi­sa­ged as a museum of a dif­fe­rent kind.

Our Team

Finan­cial
Manage­ment

Maria Vogeser-Kalt

Maria Voge­ser-Kalt

Tele­fon: +43 7252 77351–13
Mail: maria.vogeser-kalt@nullmuseum-steyr.at

PR & Communication

Philip Templ

Philip Templ

Tele­fon: +43 7252 77351–14
Mail: philip.templ@nullmuseum-steyr.at

IN-HOUSE-TECHNICIAN

Andreas Liebl

Andreas Liebl

Tele­fon: +43 7252 77351–28
Mail: hd@nullmuseum-steyr.at

Cul­tu­ral Management

Stephan Rosinger

Ste­phan Rosinger

Tele­fon: +43 7252 77351–15
Mail: stephan.rosinger@nullmuseum-steyr.at

Edu­ca­tion & Science

Martin Hagmayr

Mar­tin Hagmayr

Tele­fon: +43 7252 77351–19
Mail: martin.hagmayr@nullmuseum-steyr.at

IN-HOUSE-TECHNICIAN

Stefan Gruber

Ste­fan Gruber

Tele­fon: +43 7252 77351–28
Mail: hd@nullmuseum-steyr.at

Admi­nis­tra­tion & Coordination

Claudia Wimmer

Clau­dia Wimmer

Tele­fon: +43 7252 77351–10
Mail: claudia.wimmer@nullmuseum-steyr.at

Edu­ca­tion & Science

Felix Fröschl

Felix Fröschl

Tele­fon: +43 7252 77351–17
Mail: felix.froeschl@nullmuseum-steyr.at

IN-HOUSE-TECHNICIAN

Naeem Ajram

Naeem Ajram

Tele­fon: +43 7252 77351–28
Mail: hd@museum-steyr.at

Visi­tor
Ser­vice

Bettina Ebner

Bet­tina Ebner

Tele­fon: +43 7252 77351–18
Mail: bettina.ebner@nullmuseum-steyr.at

Edu­ca­tion & Science

Verena Moos

Verena Moos

Tele­fon: +43 7252 77351–16
Mail: verena.moos@nullmuseum-steyr.at

Accoun­ting

Martin Kaiser

Mar­tin Kaiser

Visi­tor
Ser­vice

Sarah Hujber

Sarah Huj­ber

Tele­fon: +43 7252 77351–18
Mail: sarah.hujber@nullmuseum-steyr.at

Edu­ca­tion & Science

Carola Schröckenfuchs (karenziert)

Carola Schrö­cken­fuchs (karen­ziert)

Tele­fon: +43 7252 77351–16
Mail: carola.schroeckenfuchs@nullmuseum-steyr.at