The best museum shops in Vienna

23.10.2018

©Viennissima

In other years there have been hardly so many opportunities to visit a museum during a city break to Vienna as there were in 2018. To mark the theme of the year 2018 – Viennese Modernism (as well as many other anniversaries) - Vienna’s museums have featured a particularly large number of exhibitions in their programmes which are well worth seeing. 

So why not look for a fine art catalogue, beautiful replicas, original souvenirs or high-quality gifts from Vienna in one of the museums instead of the usual souvenir shops? The selection varies from museum to museum and is very often characterised by the themes or the artists of a current exhibition. 

So you will find in the newly opened Imperial Shop Vienna in the Hofburg an excellent selection of the finest Viennese souvenirs and culinary delights. The imperial flair of yesteryear is presented in a modern setting and offers space for exquisite art and craft products. Some are even from former suppliers to the imperial and royal court. Whether a small souvenir or a luxurious gift – you will definitely a slice of Vienna to take home with you!

The Spanish Riding School has pretty mementos in stock, such as the original gloves made of cream-colored deerskin, which are part of the uniform of the Riding School, or other high-quality accessories such as saddlecloths, bandages and other things for horse lovers. In the Design Shop of the MAK, the Museum of Applied Arts, you will find an excellent selection of designer products from traditional to industrial design.

I am therefore going to take you to some of the most beautiful Viennese museum shops where you can look for high-quality souvenirs of Vienna and take home a small piece of the Austrian capital with you!

 

Vienna’s museums from Pieter Bruegel to Monet

The Albertina has just recently opened the largest Monet exhibition in 20 years, including around 100 works of art by the great Impressionist and “Master of Light”. The new exhibition of Pieter Bruegel senior in the Kunsthistorisches Museum to mark the 450th anniversary of his death is equally as interesting.
 

© Viennissima

Vienna’s museums from Pieter Bruegel to Monet

Here you will find a great selection of posters, postcards and accessories, as well as textiles and toys with the most popular prints by the artists and the exhibition themes!

Discover now
©Viennissima

Vienna's museums away from the great masters

It doesn't always have to be a great artist or name! Many Viennese museums also dedicate their research activities to other cultures, older traditions or contemporary design. The Jewish Museum therefore carries Europe’s largest range of design goods from Israel, while the MAK has the most extensive range of hip design collections.
 

© Viennissima

Vienna's museums away from the great masters

Looking for trendy design items apart from the classic exhibition catalogues and books? Then you'll certainly find what you're looking for here!
 

Discover now
©Viennissima
hotels: Hotel Europa Wien, Hotel Anatol, Hotel Astoria, Hotel Beim Theresianum, Hotel Savoyen Vienna, Parkhotel Schönbrunn

Autor

Birgit Pototschnig

4 years ago Birgit returned to her beloved Vienna following 13 years in the international fashion and lifestyle branch. Her great fascination for the city, as well as her professional fashion years abroad, motivated Birgit to write her lifestyle blog www.viennissimalifestlye.com with a focus on Vienna and the beautiful things in life. Always with a “touch of fashion”.

more articles by the author

our newest tips

Yogi Hagen

Wintery hotspots at Christmas time

These charming christmas markets are awaiting your visit this year.

Read on   →
Angelika Mandler

The world of theatre and music in Linz

There is plenty of opportunity to enjoy good theatre and music in Linz.

Read on   →
Mei Lie Tjia

Guided 'Grätzl' tour through the centre of Vienna

Our audio guide provides lots of exclusive tips for your stay in Vienna!

Read on   →