Collections

 
Most of the objects in National Museum’s collections are linked to the history of the Principality of Liechtenstein and the surrounding region. The exhibits include:

  • archaeological finds from the Neolithic period up to the Early Middle Ages (the ex-hibition also contains objects from Liechtenstein’s national archaeological collection)
  • models and reliefs
  • everyday articles and artefacts from material culture and living culture
  • weapons and other historic military objects
  • a late Gothic room and a traditional farmhouse parlour
  • religious wood carvings, a Lenten cloth from 1612, goldsmith works from churches, and church archaeology: winged altar, stonemasonry (font, coat of arms, etc.)
  • coins, medals and badges of honour
  • tools used for lowland and mountain farming
  • objects from the fields of handicrafts, industry, manufacturing, education, local cus-toms and the four seasons
  • graphic arts, cartography, photography
  • regional art: paintings, drawings
  • objects related to authority and public administration
  • the Adulf Peter Goop Collection (Easter eggs and other eggs, paintings and works of graphic art) 
  • the Bühler Wax Collection (religious wax figures, waxworks from monasteries throughout the Alps) (NOT EXHIBITED)
  • ethnological collections: Heinrich Harrer Collection (Tibet) (NOT EXHIBITED) and Theres Vogt Collection (Cameroon and Haiti) (NOT EXHIBITED)
  
The Postal Museum, which is affiliated to the National Museum, houses a collection comprising:

  • all postage stamps issued by Liechtenstein since the very first release in 1912
  • original stamp designs by many artists and designers, as well as pre-press material
  • stamps issued by countries belonging to the Universal Postal Union
  • many postcards and greetings cards
  • documents and machines related to the history of the postal service in Liechtenstein
  • a library dedicated to the history of the postal service
 
The Farmhouse Museum displays items from the National Museum collection showing everyday life in Liechtenstein around 1900.