The Tales of Wattens – Industrial and Everyday History
What defines home? Is Wattens home? What does living and working here involve? The Museum Wattens recounts the evolution and development of the village. Special emphasis is laid on the transition period around 1900.
In spite of its name the venue must not be mistaken for a traditional museum. Driven by local history the Museum Wattens fuels the village like a cultural power plant. The effortless blend of industrial history and everyday history interrelates local biographies and establishes a sense of identity. Unexpected vantage points lay the foundations for shared new visions.
Welcome to the Museum Wattens, welcome to the Wattens heartland.
The Museum Wattens presents itself in German. A printed visitor’s guide is available in English. On request we offer guided tours in English or other languages. Please feel free to contact us.
Wattens as home. Allow yourself to delve into this place: What does living and working here involve? How does Wattens sound? What does it look like? Watch out for your personal slice of Wattens in the museum shop and purchase a lasting souvenir.
Wattens in nine chapters – from “Yearning” to “Power”. Each chapter tells its own tale yet is interconnected with the others.
From Memory to Laboratory. This floor represents the future of the Museum Wattens. A place of contemplation, encounter and future visions.
Chamber of Wonder
The central glass showcase spectacularly connects three floors. In the style of the historical chamber of wonder of Schloss Ambras and the modern chambers of wonder in the Swarovski Crystal Worlds the Wattens Chamber of Wonder mesmerises with artefacts, precious items and curiosities. It represents the backbone of the Museum Wattens.