Visit the House of Music, Vienna’s interactive sound and music museum, and explore at leisure. Pop on audio headsets if you wish, and browse the countless musical artifacts while learning about famous classical music composers. The museum is sure to be a winner with all the family, boasting interactive displays and instruments that kids will love.
Visit: Haus der Musik, ViennaHead inside the House of Music in central Vienna with your entrance ticket, and explore the vast sound museum at leisure. One of the cities quirkier museums, the House of Music is dedicated to the ‘science’ of sound as well as classical music itself.Walk around the six floors of the museum at leisure, browsing the interactive displays and musical artifacts that abound. Pop on your headsets to enjoy an audio tour if you wish, learning about renowned international composers as you explore. Highlights of the museum include the historical archives of the Vienna Philharmonic where you can listen to a shortened version of their famous New Year’s Eve concert, and the Sonosphere on the second floor. The entire floor is dedicated to mechanics of sound, with countless instruments and interactive toys laid out to experiment with; it’s perfect for keeping the kids entertained! If Vienna’s classical composers are of interest, then head up to the third floor to learn about their lives in the city and the music they created. A virtual conductor exhibit is also found on the floor, so test your conducting skills by waving a baton along to a video of Vienna Philharmonic playing. You will even get feedback after having a go!Your ticket allows you to spend as much time as you wish inside the museum, but most people find about two hours to be sufficient to see all the exhibits. If you want a break while exploring, head to the on-site café or Restaurant Huth. Food and drinks are at your own expense.