The Third Man Museum, Vienna

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#17 of 86 in Museums in Vienna
Dedicated to a 1948 film starring Orson Welles, The Third Man Museum appeals to movie buffs and history enthusiasts. Shot in 1948 in Vienna, "The Third Man" originally received mixed reviews and only ran in theaters for a few weeks. Today, the film is considered a classic thanks to its evocative portrayal of a damaged city in the years immediately following World War II. The museum contains a collection of film-related artifacts, including signed photos of stars, posters, and a 1930s projector used to screen a short clip from the black-and-white movie. Plan to visit The Third Man Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Vienna attractions using our Vienna road trip app .
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  • Two rooms on the film itself, very rich in various documents, videos, etc. and a third room dedicated to the post-war Vienna. Note the projection of two minutes of the film on a projector from 1936!
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  • This is one of the best museums to visit in Vienna-with or without knowledge of the film! (If you haven't seen the film, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!?!) The work put in here is most definitely indicativ...  more »
  • Nice Museum with nice welcome by the owner. He gathered a huge collection. The Museum is also interesting for those interested just in the history of the third man. Very informative as regards the situation policy after the war.
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  • An excellent private museum - brilliantly curated, great film and audio memorabilia - an astounding collection of posters - and a fascinating section of Vienna prior to, during and after World War 2. I spent 2 hours here and was riveted the whole time. The owners and staff are friendly, enthusiastic, entertaining and incredibly well informed. Highly recommended for fans of the film and of the espionage genre in general.
  • Amazing experience. If you have seen the Third Man movie, you would love it. Even if you have not seen, this will be a great experience. The owner has collected all sorts of things from the movie set and have decided to share it with the public. The staff is just great. It takes you to a different era. Great pictures of Berlin WW2 era. A must for Visitors to Vienna.
  • Superb museum especially for fans of the film.....Packed with information...photos and original exhibits......Thoroughly enjoyed my visit....would recommend it to anyone..... fan of the film or not
  • An informative and charming museum for fans of the classic noir movie, "The Third Man". The collections, which are based in three different apartments, are private, and the museum is run by the owner and his wife. They gave me a very enthusiastic and friendly welcome when I visited, making this a high point on my Vienna museum tour. The personal touch is so rare in museums these days, but this place has it!
  • Well worth the visit! Even if you haven't seen the movie yet (which I haven't) you can appreciate the collection of movie memorabilia. The shining highlight is the history of Vienna / Wren after WW1 through WW2 and the rebuilding. With your admission you'll receive discounts on three other elements of the Third Man movie: 1.) tour of the underground / sewers, 2.) a walking tour and /or 3.) screening of the film. Also 1€ off on a drink at the Café Museum. Ask for the booklet to get the discounts

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