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The Third Man Museum, Vienna
(4.8/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
Explore the extensive collection of original exhibits on the classic film "The Third Man" and learn about the film's historical background at The Third Man Museum. Watch a short film sequence from the movie on the museum's 1936 cinema projector, and check out the original screenplays, cameras, and costumes used on set. The 13 rooms with 2,500 original exhibits offer a great deal of information about the era, including original items from the city's period of occupation. The museum offers guided tours but has limited hours, so be sure to check the website to confirm opening hours and tour availability. Put The Third Man Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Vienna trip generator.
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  • Having just seen the 3rd man film it was good to see the back ground to it and how it was filmed. Also met the boy in the film. 
  • Went here with family and friends. Fascinating collection put together with passion and without doubt worth a visit. 
  • This is one of the best museums in all of Vienna. If you liked third man, then this is the place for you to visit. The museum has not only the stuff used in the film but also real artifacts. We spent ...  more »
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  • Worth checking out! as cineast or viennese faddist. Due to the only open Saturday almost a insider tip. And watch the movie 3rd Man/in eng. with Olson Wels ,playing every Sunday in Burg Kino .
  • 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
  • An amazing collection of movie related items. An old projector plays a two minute clip of the film. The museum staff does a great job of moving the visitors between the three individual spaces. Also ties pre/post war Vienna history to the movie.
  • “Wow! Amazing view of Vienna's history through this obsessive museum!” The Museum is crazy good, obviously curated by people who love Vienna and film. A friend had recommended this if I ever got to Vienna and boy was it worth it. It helps to have seen The Third Man before you go, but it isn't a deal breaker - and there is a cinema in Vienna that screens it several times a week, so you can check both things off your bucket list if you want. They give tours in several languages and I got an english one which increased the museum experience by several thousand percent. The film is the jumping off point for a view of pre and post war Vienna, the business of filmmaking and the cultural impact that one film had as it was distributed around the globe. The music, the technology, the filmic process are all explored with thousands of artifacts and mini media installations. Simply amazing. The tour guide confessed that Austrians made only a tiny percentage of the museum going audience - which is sad because with all the history in this town, no one is dealing with this period from 1935-1955 in such an accessible way. It is well worth checking the website and getting a tour. Everyone in our group who thought they know something walked away confessing they had no idea what had happened here in that period. Like a photograph is a frozen moment in time, this museum allows you to see a moment in history that is scarcely known and grossly under taught. Fantastic. Visited April 2016
  • A highlight of our trip to Vienna. This is more than a museum about the classic film, it also tells the story of pre/post war Vienna. The owner has been collecting memorabilia from The Third Man film since the 90s which provides a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of a great film. I recommend to tour as the owner is very knowledgeable and passionate about the museum. Thoroughly enjoyed it!