The oldest object from the holdings of the Austrian National Library
Around 400 fascinating objects
Welcome to the Papyrus Museum
Research facility of global renown
With 180,000 objects, the Department of Papyri of the Austrian National Library is one of the largest and most important collections of ancient manuscripts in the world. It holds texts written on papyrus and other writing material of former times such as parchment, ostraca, leather and wood panels. Every one of our objects is a unique original document from ancient times. A representative selection is to be seen at the » Papyrus Museum.
Library and Collections
According to the current Covid-19 restrictions of the city of Vienna, an FFP2 mask has to be worn in the entire public area, including at the reading area.