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Archeological Collections

Wels, Oberösterreich, Österreich

In the former Minorite monastery, there is now an exhibition on the early history of the town of Wels from the Neolithic period up to the time of the Bajuwaren (original name of the Bavarians). Particular attention is paid to the Roman era, which is very significant for Wels.

The Archeological Museum is devoted to anthropology and houses one of the most comprehensive records of human cultural history in the Wels Area. Materials from Neolithic Age through the early Middle Ages are well represented. The exhibition begins with information on excavations carried out on the site of the Museum that used to be a Minorite Abbey. Greatest strength of the Museum is the model of an early primeval settlement with original items on display. Holdings of the Roman era comprise the bulk of the Museum´s collections.
A time line that covers the years 0 AD to 500 AD provides visitors with an overview of Roman Times in Wels, in the entire Roman Empire and in civilizations of foreign continents.

Tuesdays to Fridays 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturdays 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Sundays & Holidays 10:00am to 4:00pm

from 30th of march till 02nd of april closed!

Closing day
  • Monday
Travelling by public transport
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  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

Completely suitable for wheelchairs. The object complies with the legally stipulated ÖNORM.

  • ground level accessible
other information
  • path width (min. 150 cm)
  • door width (min. 80 cm)
  • handicapped accessible lift
  • lift door access area with 150 cm depth
  • lift size (cabin width > 110cm, depth >140cm
  • lift door width minimum 80 cm
  • Entrance to the building
  • Toilet facility for disabled people
  • Outside area


Archeological Collections
Minoritenplatz 4
4600 Wels

+43 7242 235
+43 7242 235

Contact person
Dr. Renate Miglbauer
Stadtmuseum Wels - Minoriten / Archäologische Sammlung
Minoritenplatz 4
4600 Wels

+43 7242 235
+43 7242 235

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