One of the most important objec­ti­ves of our museum is to chro­ni­cle the history of working people in and around Steyr. In this, we focus on a photo and docu­ment archive as well as a collec­tion of videos rela­ting to the various exhi­bi­tion topics. Due to space cons­traints, we can only store a very limi­ted num­ber of three-dimen­sio­nal objects that are clo­sely asso­cia­ted with our exhibitions.

The photo archive counts more than 10,000 pic­tures with a focus on Steyr. Most pic­tures relate to the field of social and eco­no­mic history. The docu­ment archive con­tains over 2,000 files, the majo­rity of which is made up of per­so­nal docu­ments from people’s work life. Moreo­ver, we have a large semi-public spe­cia­li­sed library and video archive.



Sup­port the museum with vol­un­teer work, dona­ti­ons and your mem­bers­hip. Help us to collect history and send us your pic­tures, expe­ri­en­ces and sto­ries by email at You are also wel­come to hand over the collec­ted items, docu­ments and objects directly to us. Con­tact us, we look for­ward to your sto­ries and ideas to the history of work!



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