Friends of Ambras Castle

Ambras Castle is the oldest museum in the world and a truly unrivalled cultural site thanks to its collections and the history of this exceptional Renaissance complex. It exerts formative influence on the cultural heritage of Europe. The Friends of Ambras Castle offer a platform for everyone who shows a special interest in art and would like to express their special connection to this exceptional place and museum.  

Attracting around 100,000 visitors per year, Ambras Castle is one of the most important museums and sights in Tyrol. Aside from the permanent collections – the Chamber of Art and Wonders, the Armoury, the Strasser Glass Collection, and the Habsburg Portrait Gallery – the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien hosts several special exhibitions every year.

The Friends of Ambras Castle was founded on the idea of bringing together people who wish to accompany this cultural site in all its facets.

Its members actively support Ambras Castle in many ways in the fulfilment of its various tasks and obligations. They play a vital role in the realization of the pillars of museum work: collect – conserve – exhibit – communicate. One of their common goals is to serve as ‘ambassadors’ of Ambras Castle and share its significance with the outside world. Time and again, they endeavour to raise awareness among the general public for the abundance and quality of the Ambras collections. 

That is what we would like to share with you and get you just as excited about!

As a member of the ‘Friends of Ambras Castle’, you offer a helping hand and enjoy many benefits:

  • Free admission to the collections and special exhibitions of Ambras Castle
  • Free admission to the other houses in the KHM Museum Association: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien with its collections; Imperial Treasury Vienna at Hofburg Palace; Imperial Armoury, Ephesos Museum, Collection of Historic Musical Instruments, Weltmuseum Wien in the Neue Burg (New Palace); Theatermuseum at Palais Lobkowitz (with art gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna); Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna at Schönbrunn Palace.
  • Invitations to special events and exhibition openings at Ambras Castle
  • ‘Specials’: exclusive guided tours for members by museum curators
  • Information on special events, previews, lectures, special trips, guided tours
  • Discounts at the museum shop, and much more

We are looking forward to welcoming you as a member of the Friends of Ambras Castle!


Gesellschaft der Freunde
von Schloss Ambras
ZVR (Central Register of Associations): 719793989

Arzlerstraße 23
A–6020 Innsbruck



Bank details:
HYPO Tirol Bank
IBAN: AT30 5700 0300 5340 8599