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Discover the Austrian National Library and its five museums together with your school class. Draw from the range of age-appropriate guided tours. Arrange either a regular 45-minute tour or choose the extended 90-minute tour, for instance by combining a visit to the Baroque State Hall at Josefsplatz with the service facility of the Library at Heldenplatz.

Guided tours

Guided tour of the State Hall

In one of the most magnificent library rooms in the world, your pupils will experience a journey from the Baroque period to the present, encountering the old favourites of Greek mythology that bring the ceiling fresco to life. In addition to the guided tour of the State Hall, you may also get a brief overview of the current special exhibition.

Duration: 45 minutes

Costs: EUR 3.00 per pupil
Flat rate under 15 pupils EUR 45.00
Teachers (max. two per school class) free

Guided tour of the Literature Museum

Read, listen, see, marvel: we offer guided tours for school groups starting from the seventh grade to show pupils the highlights of our permanent exhibition. They will gain an insight into the many varied literary forms of expression. They will experience literature in different media, from manuscripts and books to audio plays, music and film. They will be inspired to think about the objects and their stories and learn that literature can be fun.

Tip: combine the tour with a writing workshop.

Duration: 45 minutes (incl. workshop: 90 minutes)

Costs: EUR 3.00 per pupil (EUR 5.00 incl. workshop)
Flat rate under 15 pupils EUR 45.00 (incl. workshop EUR 75.00)
Teachers (max. two per school class) free

Guided tour of the Papyrus Museum

Take your pupils on a fascinating journey through 3000 years of Egyptian cultural history in the Papyrus Museum of the Austrian National Library. Tip: combine this age-appropriate tour with our workshop “Writing on Papyrus”.

Contact: +43 1 534 10-427

Duration: 45 minutes (incl. workshop: 90 minutes)

Costs: EUR 3.00 per pupil (EUR 5.00 incl. workshop)
Teachers (max. two per school class) free

Guided tour of the Globe Museum

What do century-old globes say about the world and the universe? Take your school class on a visit to the only museum of its kind in the world and discover its 250 unique earth and celestial globes.

Duration: 45 minutes

Costs: EUR 3.00 per pupil
Flat rate under 15 pupils EUR 45.00
Teachers (max. two per school class) free

Guided tour of the Esperanto Museum

The guided tour of this unique museum informs your pupils about the most successful planned language in the world: Esperanto. They also learn about many other invented languages at interactive media stations, such as the famous Klingon from the TV series “Star Trek”. Tip: combine the tour with a crash course in Esperanto.

Duration: 45 minutes (incl. crash course: 90 minutes)

Costs: EUR 3.00 per pupil (EUR 5.00 incl. crash course)
Flat rate under 15 pupils EUR 45.00 (incl. crash course EUR 75.00)
Teachers (max. two per school class) free

Guided tour of the Reading rooms Heldenplatz

Millions of publications, from children’s books to current non-fiction books, are kept in the book storage facilities of the Austrian National Library. How do you access all this knowledge? Through this tour, your pupils will be given an initial introduction on how to use the library.

Duration: 45 minutes

Costs: EUR 3.00 per pupil (from the age of 15)
Flat rate under 15 pupils EUR 45.00
Teachers (max. two per school class) free

Pre-scientific papers: more information here

Private guided tours

For special wishes and private group tours in German, English, French, Spanish and other languages, please contact us at tel. no. +43 1 534 10-464 or via email: kulturvermittlung[at]onb.ac.at

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State Hall and Augustinian Reading Room

Due to filming, the State Hall will be closed from February 27 until March 12, 2024. 

The Augustinian Reading Room will be closed from February 27 until March 8, 2024. During this time, no books can be provided from the collection in the State Hall. As a substitute, the Reading Room of the Collection of Manuscripts and Old Prints (Josefsplatz 1 in the left wing of the building, Manuscripts Staircase 2nd floor) will be available during regular opening hours.
Thank you for your understanding.