OPEN EVERY SATURDAY 2 - 6 PM More dates see > Opening hours
The THIRD MAN MUSEUM is THE place to go for film fans and all those interested in the post-war history of Vienna. Private museum without sponsors and without subsidies, but a 100% passion ! The Third Man”, a British-American production filmed in post-war Vienna, opened in London in 1949 and became a huge box-office success all over the (Western) world. It made the simple musician Anton Karas a world star. Our collection shows items from premieres as well as from numerous rereleases from more than 20 different countries: Great Britain, the United States, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Spain, Mexico, New Zealand... In 13 rooms 2300 original exhibits and documents are on display: 420 cover versions of the "Harry Lime Theme", the zither used by Anton Karas to record the film music, original scripts, cameras used on location in Vienna, a short screening with a projector from the time, the cap of Little Hansel and much more... The THIRD MAN MUSEUM is the project of two enthusiasts: Gerhard Strassgschwandtner and Karin Höfler. Specialists and generalists, they have created the museum themselves from scratch. A completely rounded piece of work, with no outsourcing, the Third Man Museum contains much heart and soul. And you can feel it! To enable you to “take home” our collection, two catalogues are available in the museum shop: The museum catalogue and the catalogue on post-war Vienna. Click > here for more information.
OPENING HOURS: EVERY SATURDAY 2 - 6 PM Visit without guided tour. Admission: Adults Euro 8.90 Concessions: Euro 6.90 (students, senior citizens etc.) NO RESERVATION NECESSARY. Just come! EXTRA DATES: GUIDED TOURS FOR INDIVIDUAL VISITORS >> for dates see opening hours FOR GROUPS AND  “REAL” FILM BUFFS: EXCLUSIVE GUIDED TOURS For group reservations and visits on other days than the above regular hours please contact us to make an appointment - possible any day of the week at any time! Costs incl. fascinating guided tour (duration approx. one and a half hours): 1-12 persons: Euro 120.- (flat rate) 13 personen or more: Euro 10.- per person The museum opens exclusively for you and your group! Please contact us: Tel. +43-1-5864872 or e-mail >> more information >>  
All about the film classic ‘The Third Man’ and Vienna after World War II
Some ‘treasures’ of our collection
Historic cinema projector "Ernemann 7b", made in 1936. These were the projectors used for the opening of "The Third Man" in Vienna in 1950. We show a short film sequence with it This picture was donated by the son of associate producer Hugh Perceval (2nd row with glasses). It shows Carol Reed with his team in the projection room at Shepperton Studios (left in the back: Alida Valli wearing the wig of the Josefstadt Theatre scene!) Original script of Trevor Howard (Major Calloway), example page. Numerous remarks and annotations about time and place written by Trevor Howard make it a precious piece of film history! Original Film Zither used by Anton Karas to compose and record the film music in London The first item of our collection: Poster, USA 1956, "Half Sheet", 71x56cm
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ATTENTION: WINTER BREAK ! Museum closed Jan 07 until Feb 28, 2019