The Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdin- andeum (the Provincial Museum of Tyrol) is an impressive multi-storey building located in Innsbruck, on Museumstraße 15. It offers an exciting journey through the archaeology, history and traditional art of Old Tyrol.
The museum was founded in 1823 and was the third oldest national museum in the Austrian-Hungarian state following these in Budapest and Graz. The building’s façade is performed in the Florentine neo-classical architectural style and is unique in Innsbruck.
The exhibition aims to represent the identity of Tyrol. The museum’s collection has a considerable size and covers many topics. The ground floor of the structure is divided into sections devoted to the archaeology of the region – from the prehistoric period to the Roman epoch and the Middle Ages. The next floor exhibits mainly religious art, including amazing Gothic reliefs, statues and altarpieces.
It also shows a exquisite collection of works created by famous Dutch and Flemish artists, such as Rembrandt and Brueghel. The last two floors present various paintings, glass cuttings, sculptures and pewter creations from 19th and 20th centuries. The collection include the masterpieces of famous artists, including the expressionistic portraits of Oskar Kokoschka, the Art Nouveau Austrian painter Gustav Klimt and the historical paintings of Albin Egger-Lienz.