Museum Centre & Art Gallery
1. Location and Opening Hours
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2. The Museum’s History
In 1887, a museum named the “Local Museum for the Political District of Leoben” was opened in Leoben. Since then, that small local museum has evolved and become an important part of the cultural landscape of Styria.
3. Museum Centre: “Schienen in die Vergangenheit”
All year round, the Museum Centre offers an entertaining exhibition on the history of the city of Leoben. The historical development and the most significant events of Leoben’s history are displayed in seven stages.
To complete the historical exhibition, a media centre offers visitors a multimedia presentation on the history of the iron and steel industry, as well as significant events in Leoben’s history.
4. Art Gallery: Temporary Special Exhibitions
An era of important exhibitions in Leoben began with the Styrian state exhibition “Made in Styria” in 1997. Since 1998, the Leoben Art Gallery has been hosting significant ethnological exhibitions, which have already attracted a total of over 1.3 million national and international visitors.
In this context, co-operations with renowned institutions such as the Museum of Cultural History in Vienna and the Eremitage in St. Petersburg have been established. Today, Leoben is one of the most important museum locations in Styria. From 2015 onwards, large special exhibitions in the Leoben Art Gallery will be organized every two years.