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Bidets dienten der Verhütung
Vom Kindsmord zur Verhütung

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The Museum

Einen Streifzug durch die Verhütungsgeschichte von den alten Ägyptern bis zu den Methoden von morgen bei Frau und Mann, weiters die spannende Entwicklung des Schwangerschaftstests von indirekten Anzeichen wie Hahnenschrei bis zu den heutigen Teststäbchen und schließlich dem modernen Schwangerschaftsabbruch unter dem Aspekt der Entwicklung von Maria Theresias Gesetzgebung bis zu heute. Lesen Sie Fallgeschichten, hören Sie Literaturzitate, verfolgen Sie Parlamentsabstimmungen, öffnen Sie Schubladen von Küchentischen und lernen Sie Tüftler und Pioniere kennen.

A look at the history of contraception, from ancient Egypt to methods that will be used in the future, by both men and women; the fascinating development of pregnancy tests, from indirect indicators such as a rooster’s crow to modern test strips; and also contemporary abortion in light of its development from the laws implemented by Maria Theresia to current statutes. You can read case histories, listen to literary quotes, track parliamentary votes, open kitchen drawers, and learn about both tinkerers and pioneers.

Focal points

Folklore , History, Science , Nature , School


Mariahilfer Gürtel 37
1150 Wien
+43 699 178 178 04

Opening hours

Mittwoch-Sonntag: 14:00 - 18:00Wednesday - Sunday: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Eintritt für Erwachsene € 8,- Ermäßigter Eintritt € 6,-Für BesucherInnen mit einer Club Wien VorteilskarteErmäßigter Eintritt € 4,-für BesucherInnen unter 22 JahrenPreise für Führungen €12,- inkl. Eintrittpro Person € 12,- bzw. pauschal € 75,-,wenn weniger als 7 Personen teilnehmen.€8 ticket (for visitors over 22 years of age) €6,- Reduced Ticket price For Club Wien Membership card holdersGuided tours for visitors over 22 years of age cost €12 per person or €75 for groups of fewer than seven. A fish’s swim bladder is shown on this ticket.

Guided tours

Preise für Führungen inkl. Eintrittpro Person € 12,- bzw. pauschal € 75,-,wenn weniger als 7 Personen teilnehmen.Für BesucherInnen unter 22 Jahrenpro Person € 5,- bzw. pauschal € 75,-,wenn weniger als 15 Personen teilnehmen.1 Begleitperson ist gratis.Wir bitten um Verständnis, dass wir nur Barzahlung akzeptieren.Anmeldung und Termin-Vereinbarung: +43/699/178 178 06 oder fuehrungen@muvs.orgPrices for guided tours incl. admissionper person € 12,- or € 75,- flat rate,if less than 15 persons participate.1 companion gets in for free.Registration and scheduling of appointments: +43/699/178 178 06Important! Cancellation policy:Appointment cancellations must be made at least 7 days in advance, otherwise we have to charge you the flat rate of € 75.


AwardsMuseumsbund ÖsterreichMember of the Austrian Museum AssociationÖsterreichisches MuseumsgütesiegelSeal of Approval of the Austrian Museum AssociationESC AwardSupported by European Society of Contraception and Reproductive HealthEMY 2010 AwardNominated for the EMYA Museum of the Year Award 2010. First Winner of the Kenneth Hudson Award given by the Trustees of the European Museum ForumHeritage AwardAccepted into the 'Excellence Club - The Best in Heritage'

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