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Maria Theresa: Strategist – Mother – Reformer

Jubilee Exhibition 2017

15.3.2017 – 21.1.2018

One of the most important rulers in European history, Maria Theresa, is regarded as a reformer, and became a mythical figurehead even during her own lifetime. In a jubilee exhibition to mark the third centenary of her birth, the Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna (KHM-Museumsverband) in cooperation with Schlos Schonbrunn Kultur- und Betriebsges. m. b. H. will explore at four different locations in Vienna and Lower Austria Maria Theresa’s momentous life and work.

Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna: High office and high spirits

The Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna will be looking at Maria Theresa’s image set against the conflicting priorities of her identity as a woman and as a ruling sovereign in a traditionally male-dominated role. Concurrently, magnificent coaches and carriages, liveries and gowns will recreate the splendour of formal court occasions and exuberant festivities.


Museum of Carriages and Department of Court Uniforms
Schloß Schönbrunn, 1130 Wien

Opening hours
daily 9 am–5 pm

daily 10 am–4 pm

Admission till 15 minutes before closing time.

March 26, 2018: openMarch 27, 2018: openMarch 30, 2018: openApril 1, 2018: openHoliday opening hours

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