About Vienna’s Technical MuseumIf you are looking for an interesting attraction for children - the Vienna Technical Museum (Technisches Museum) is the perfect place to visit. Here children can learn about science and technology. Though the displays, the museum also tells of Austria's own contribution to the world's largest technological development - from the invention of a wooden typewriter to the invention of the car.
The museum is suitable for science enthusiasts, but the exhibits inside will also interest those who are not technology freaks.
The museum was founded by Emperor Franz Josef in 1908. It was opened to the public about 10 years later. His first private collection was the collection of the Habsburg Imperial Dynasty itself.
The size of the museum reaches up to 22 thousand square meters. You will be exposed to all kinds of areas of life, such as agriculture, industry, transportation, sports, games, music and more. Here you can follow in an experiential way the amazing technological developments that humanity has undergone from the 18th century to today, from simple everyday items to the biggest revolutions in the world - heavy industry and natural resources like gas, oil and coal. You can find all kinds of vehicles, various machines, gears, springs, computers and other components from the world of technology.
In addition to the main museum, you can visit the railway museum, where various exhibits are displayed: railway cars and engines, including the royal caravan where Queen Elizabeth, the wife of Emperor Franz Josef, traveled.
In addition, there is also a small museum for small children aged 3-6, along with activities suitable for those ages and also plays all made of wooden facilities. Among the exhibits that the toddlers can see here is a giant piano, on which the children can jump, the first car in the world invented by the Jewish Siegfried Marcus in Austria in 1864, a coloring computer and a large pipe through which strange sounds can be played.