ADMONT ABBEY 1074 - 950 YEARS OF A LIVING MONASTERY
SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS, NEW EXHIBITION
OF THE ART HISTORY COLLECTION AND THE
MUSEUM DEPARTMENTS IN THE ANNIVERSARY YEAR 2024
The 950th anniversary ensures a remarkable relaunch
of the abbey museums. The 2024 anniversary exhibition offers a varied tour through the fascinating history of the Benedictine monastery. High-calibre treasures from the library, archives and collections, some of which have never been shown before, document the heyday, but also the difficult periods of the monastery, which was destroyed several times by the
was threatened with cancellation. The scientific and cultural achievements of the monastery are also reflected in impressive exhibits.
Because diversity moves!
Twenty-one years have now passed since the
the large museum of the Benedictine Abbey of Admont
was opened. Under the motto "Long live diversity!"
became a department for contemporary art right from the start,
an art museum and a natural history museum and the world's
largest monastery library under one roof. In 2017, this offering was expanded to include a Gothic museum. Diversity that appeals: From 2015 to 2019, the number of visitors increased by a full forty
per cent. Growth that culminated in a record in 2021: on 5 August of this year, the Stiftsmuseum
We had a real rush of visitors at the end of the year. On this day, 1,100 people visited our exhibitions. Total admissions in 2021: 70,000, a figure that will probably soon be surpassed. Thanks to the continuous development of what is probably Austria's most contrasting private museum, we expect to break the 80,000 visitor mark in the near future.