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Friends of the Kunsthistorisches Museum

The Friends of the Kunsthistorisches Museum offer a platform for everyone interested in art. Come and join us, make the most of the advantages included in your membership, and enjoy our varied and interesting programme.

What are the advantages of becoming a member?

Friends of the KHM enjoy free entry to all the collections:

As a member you also enjoy the following benefits:

  • receive our magazine nine times a year; an information brochure listing all our activities (lectures, talks, trips etc.)
  • enjoy 15 % off on all purchases in the Gift Shop (excl. books with fixed resale price)
  • enjoy 20 % off in The Café-Restaurant
  • free Audio Guides
  • use of the library of the Kunsthistorisches Museum (by appointment)
  • use of the Member’s Lounge

Reduced entrance fee in the following museums:

  • Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Künste:
    Currently located in the Theatermuseum (free entrance for members of the KHM).
  • Österreichische Nationalbibliothek: Prunksaal: € 6 (instead of € 9)
  • Globen-, Esperanto- und Papyrusmuseum: Kombiticket € 3 (instead of € 4)
  • Literaturmuseum: € 4,50 (instead of € 7)
  • Österreichische Galerie Belvedere:
    Kombi-Ticket € 17,50 (instead of € 20)
    Unteres Belvedere: € 9 (instead of € 12)
    Oberes Belvedere: € 11,50 (instead of € 14)

Our Aims

By becoming a member you help to preserve and enlarge the extensive collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. The Friends support the conservation of artworks and the upkeep of historical showrooms.

With your help the Friends also support various important research projects, and contribute to the financing of lectures and publications

Progamme & Resources

The money raised by the Friends derives from annual membership fees and the sale of tickets to our numerous events:

  • excellent lectures, gallery talks, seminars and panel discussions
  • invitations to previews of various temporary exhibitions
  • “behind the scenes” visits
  • workshops held at the KHM’s Studio
  • attractive day-trips and longer trips led by experts/museum curators

Donations also help augment the Friends’ financial resources.

Become a member


Download the application for more or enroll online. We look forward to hearing from you!

Our Lounge


Discover our Lounge on the Second Floor of the Kunsthistorisches Museum.


Verein der Freunde des KHM
Burgring 5
1010 Wien

Montag bis Freitag
9.30 – 13.30 Uhr
Babenbergerstraße 1 / 1. Stock
1010 Wien

T +43 1 525 24- 6904



Vereinszeitung der Freunde des Kunsthistorischen Museums
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Dezember 2019

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