Museums opening hours
The safety of our readers and museum visitors has top priority. Hand disinfectants are therefore available at all locations (museums and reading rooms). Due to official requirements, mouth and nose masks are mandatory in all public areas; at the seat in a reading room it is recommended. There is no mask requirement for children up to 6 years. We ask all of our readers and museum visitors to bring their own mouth and nose mask and to always keep a minimum distance of one meter on site (exception: people who live in the same household).
The library and departments are closed on public holidays, including October 26 and November 1; on November 2 they close at 12 noon.
The regular opening times apply in the museums - with the exception of Monday, October 26: on the national holiday, the State Hall, the Literature, Globe and Esperanto Museum and the House of Austrian History are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Papyrus Museum will close on October 5, 2020 and will undergo a major relaunch. The renewed and significantly expanded museum will be open to everyone again from March 2021.
State Hall, Literature, Papyrus, Globe and Esperanto Museum
|Tuesday||10 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|Wednesday||10 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|Thursday||10 a.m. to 9 p.m.|
|Friday||10 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|Saturday||10 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|Sunday||10 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
On December 24, the museums of the Austrian National Library close at 3 p.m. For the other public holidays the usual opening hours apply.