Haydn-Haus Ausstellungen


Exhibitions and cultural programm

Haydn House Exhibitions

Permanent exhibition
„Haydn - Bourgeois life: testimonials of Haydn’s private life and work"

The private life and creative work of Joseph Haydn is so comprehensively portrayed in the exhibition like nowhere else. In carefully reconstructed rooms, including kitchen and bedroom, we encounter Joseph Haydn in such a variety of ways that only a few people know of.

The rooms in Haydn’s former house are equipped with original furniture from Haydn’s time and modelled on the authentic living atmosphere of this era.

The original mural paintings, which have been recently uncovered in two of the rooms, are particularly impressive. In addition to original portraits of Joseph Haydn, private letters, musical notes and dedications, further notable curiosities are displayed in the exhibition such as a fortepiano by Anton Walter from 1780, a portrait medallion depicting Haydn’s wife Anna Aloysia and a letter from his mistress to their presumably mutual son.

Special exhibition 2019
"Pupil – Teacher – Pioneer"

This year’s special exhibition in 2019 is devoted to the persons who were the first to encounter Haydn’s music and his unique style of composition: his pupils and musicians.

Guided Tour

Personal insights into Haydn’s private life and work.
The tour guides assume the role of Georg August von Griesinger, Haydn’s first biographer and talk about the life and work of Joseph Haydn apart from his royal duties at court. In the course of the tour the biographer narrates about baroque Eisenstadt and the private living and working situation of the great composer. A special focus is laid on his family, his education of “upper Ladies”, his ground-breaking contribution to the music of Viennese classicism- the string quartet and last but not least his oratories “The creation” and “The seasons”.
For groups (max. 25 persons) via prior arrangement.

Contact & Information

Haydn-Haus Eisenstadt
Joseph Haydn-Gasse 19 & 21
7000 Eisenstadt
T +43(0)2682/719-6000 
F +43(0)2682/719-6051

Opening hours 2019

29. March – 31. May 2019
Tue – Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat, Sun & Holidays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

01. June – 11. November 2019
Mo – Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat, Sun & Holidays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm