Lis­ten, see, think, dis­cuss, par­tic­i­pate – this is how peo­ple of all ages expe­ri­ence the Muse­um Arbeitswelt: as a place where mem­bers of civ­il soci­ety come togeth­er to learn. This build­ing that was once a pro­duc­tion site for gun parts has become a place for exchang­ing knowl­edge, expe­ri­ence, per­spec­tives and ideas. Enabling com­mu­ni­ca­tion with and with­in ongo­ing exhi­bi­tions is espe­cial­ly impor­tant to us. We offer var­i­ous oppor­tu­ni­ties for such an exchange tai­lored to your indi­vid­ual inter­ests: events, work­shops, syn­op­tic and sub­ject-spe­cif­ic guid­ed tours, fam­i­ly events, work­shop talks, sto­ry­telling cafés and much more. Par­tic­u­lar­ly for schools, our muse­um offers unique teach­ing opportunities.

Please be advised that cur­rent­ly, only guid­ed tours are offered in Eng­lish. Spe­cial work­shops and events are usu­al­ly held in German.

Exhibition tours
Guided tours through the commemorating site Tunnel of Memory.
Group tours upon request.
Duration: 60–90 minutes
Costs per person: EUR 7,50 (inclusive entrance fee per person)
Neighbourhood tour | The trench: yesterday’s world of industry
This tour leads you through the trench with its historic industrial remnants and picturesque canals. In the 19th century, this part of the city counted among the hubs of industrialisation in Central Europe. People came from all over to work in Steyr, the “Austrian Manchester”. This period, closely tied to industrial pioneer Josef Werndl, the Austrian arms factory and its workforce of at times more than 10,000 employees, has left a lasting influence that can still be felt today. The tour closely follows the traces of the period’s protagonists. It starts and ends at the museum building, formerly Object XI of the arms factory.
Group tours upon request.
Duration: 90 minutes
Costs per person: EUR 4,00
Neighbourhood tour | Traces of memory: Steyr 1938–1945
A guided tour focusing on national socialism and the culture of commemoration in Steyr.
This city tour shines a light on sites with a national socialist past in Steyr and focuses on the questions of how the city dealt with its national socialist history after 1945, which traces of the culture of remembrance can be detected in public space today and in how far aspects of Steyr’s history are symptomatic for the way Austria has dealt with its history. Ideally this city tour is combined with a visit of the Tunnel of Memory.
Group tours upon request.
Duration: 90 minutes
Costs per group: EUR 4,00
Family & Kids

The Muse­um Arbeitswelt offers many excit­ing pro­grammes for chil­dren.
There’s so much to explore!

We offer a varied program for our small researchers. This includes exhibition explorations, workshops, city tours and quiz-rallies. Our new child-friendly and interactive exhibition invites people on a journey into the past. You will meet people from the 19th century and they will show you how live was back then.
The exhibition is accompanied by a diverse event programme (all events are — in principle — held in German).
Political Education
We cannot take democracy for granted. It requires hard work and we have to live, preserve, and, if necessary, fight for it. This is especially true in times when democracy is under pressure.
Democracy is also the only constitutionally established form of society that needs to be constantly taught. Our museum’s political workshop offers a large variety of learning opportunities for students and apprentices. Design elements such as a parliamentary rostrum, lectern, polling booth and media studio provide an enticing learning environment that not only serves to convey knowledge, but to prompt young people to practise democratic participation and be prepared to act responsibly.
All workshops are (in principle) held in German.

Information for Individually scheduled tours

Max­i­mum group size for all tours on offer: 20 per­sons
Please reg­is­ter in a time­ly man­ner:
+43 7252 77351–0,

Pay­ment meth­ods: cash on site or per invoice after the tour.
Can­cel­la­tion con­di­tions: Can­cel­la­tions are not charged until 4 pm of the day before; for lat­er can­cel­la­tions, a fee of EUR 40 per group will be charged.
If the group arrives late, the tour has to be short­ened by the respec­tive time.


Opening Hours

The Muse­um will open on April 24th