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)
  • ethnological collections: Heinrich Harrer Collection (Tibet) and Theres Vogt Collec-tion (Cameroon and Haiti)
  • As well as its own natural history collection, the Liechtenstein National Museum has since 2003 shown objects belonging to the Principality of Liechtenstein Natural History Collection (originally the Prince Hans von Liechtenstein Collection), in par-ticular exhibits related to ornithology, botany, fauna, flora and geology in the Alps.
  
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.