The Third Man Museum, Vienna

4.8
#16 of 105 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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  • Wonderful quaint series of displays and history of not just the film but also of post was Vienna , which had interesting photo of our hotel ( Imperial) when HQ of Russians post was. Brilliant to sit i...  more »
  • this is not something i would normally think would be that interesting. it just seems so specific. why would i spend time here when there are months worth of world class sights available in vienna? ye...  more »
  • Our guide was amazing, the museum was amazing. Total pleasant surprise. This is truly a must see sight. Very educational and just plain cool.  more »
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  • If you think that The Third Man is one of the best films ever then you must visit this museum. It puts the film in the context of its time.
  • Very warm welcoming and knowledgeable staff and owner was very nice too. Great indepth exhibits featuring a raft of cool memorabilia, trivia and a range of posters, videos and audio clips for presentation. Its big and also has one section focus on the context of the film and Vienna during WW2. There's a gift shop that includes a cool music box of the famous Harry Lime theme and other goodies. Couldn't recommend this attraction enough for any tourists heading to Austria it s a hidden gem.
  • Take the tour. Very interesting with lots of Viennese history as well as the story behind the film.
  • Why isn't this in the top of "things to do in Vienna"? The movie is set in post war Vienna but the best part of the museum is the historical pre/post Vienna displays and interviews. Extremely touching. Loved it! And the owners are so gracious.
  • 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.
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