The VIRTULLEUM opened its doors on 5 October 2019, as part of the "ORF Long Night of Museums". It is the first virtual museum in Austria.
The Tulln Town Museum has a long tradition. Its history goes back to around 1840, when tradition-conscious citizens of Tulln first tried to establish a museum. In 1928 a museum society was founded after traces of Roman graves had been found during the construction of a Lagerhaus storehouse. The Local History Museum and the later Town and District Museum put the plans into practice.
In accordance with modern times, the museum is partially virtual: the Virtulleum app with its "(hi)story dice" will guide you. The Virtulleum of the Tulln Town Museum was initiated by the municipality, inviting you to view and experience the town of Tulln and its rich history from a new perspective. Visitors should be made aware that Tulln, like any other town, is a "living organism", with ups and downs in its historical development. A surprising combination of museum objects and historically interesting locations in the Virtulleum shows how these objects have contributed to the evolution of Tulln in topographical, political, sociologic and economic terms.
The Virtulleum is a joint project of 20 experts from different areas of expertise. Have fun on your personal tour of discovery!
The VIRTULLEUM team
Commissioner and operator: Municipality of Tulln an der Donau, Minoritenplatz 1, A-3430 Tulln an der Donau
Concept and realization support, as well as exhibition design and graphics: toikoi_erzählende räume
Dr. Ernst Bruckmüller, Department of Economic and Social History at the University of Vienna
Dr. Roderich Geyer, town historian
Mag. Dr. Martina Griesser-Stermscheg, Vienna Technical Museum
Ing. Gerhard Hammerschmied, Austrian Sugar Museum
Johannes Hartner MA, Coin Collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Mag. Karl Heinl, citizens' initiative "Rettet den Karner" ("Save the bone house")
Mag. Christoph Helfer, director of the Tulln Town Museum
Mag. Ernestine Humer, historian
Dr. Michaela Lochner, Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology at the Austrian Academy of Sciences
Mag. Dr. Martin Krenn, Federal Monuments Office
Mag. Dr. Günter Marian MAS, Lower Austrian State Archive
Dipl.-Ing. Manfred Neubauer, expert for the town history of Tulln
Reinhold Nothnagl, Shipping Museum in Spitz an der Donau
Walpurga Oppeker, historian
Christina Pauser, Depot of the Tulln Town Museum
Dr. Johannes Ramharter, art historian
Mag. Christian Stadelmann, Vienna Technical Museum
Manfred Schobert, Photo Archive Tulln
Dr. Ute Scholz M.A., ASINOE GmbH
Dr. Barbara Wewerka, ASINOE association
"Future experts": pupils from the NNöMS1/MMS Tulln, HAK/HAS Tulln, and BG/BRG Tulln schools
App, website, films: Fluxguide Ausstellungssysteme GmbH
Illustrations: Elke Bauer, The Graphic Society
Editorial work and editing: Textbüro Mag. Astrid Mader
Translation: Margaret Teichmann, MSc.
Logo and communication: The Gentlemen Creatives GmbH
Carpenter: Ludwig Krenn
Graphic production: die werbegestalten GmbH & Co KG
Art handling and construction: vienna arthandling gmbh and Bauhof Tulln
Media in the exhibition: 7reasons Medien GmbH
Paintwork: K & E GmbH
Drywall installation: Schrittwieser Trockenausbau GmbH
Outdoor stations: Rudolf Neumayer metalworks