View of the papyrus museum. The objects are framed or displayed in showcases.

Permanent exhibition

The Austrian National Library Papyrus Museum contains the world's largest exhibition of ancient written documents. Discover 400 original objects from 3,000 years and several media stations. Find out more about the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, our mummy portraits, the Sator square and much more.


Immerse yourself in the diverse world of papyri!
The permanent exhibition is divided into 13 topics and offers insights into life and death in the land on the Nile.

Wall newspapers

The cost of a funeral, the entertainment program at the circus or the right way to choose a partner?

Look out for our wall newspapers in the permanent exhibition. There you will find our ancient news.

Selected highlights

Exhibition rooms

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