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Sigmund Freud Museum (Vienna, Austria)

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Sigmund Freud Society, A-1090 Vienna, Berggasse 19. Telephone: +43 319 15 96. Fax: +43 1 317 02 79. e-mail: freud-museum@t0.or.at. Opening times Daily: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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      08.06.2001 01:55
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      I went to this museum this morning. I'm not kidding, I'm working in Vienna at the moment and today was 1 of my days off so I ventured out to the museums. My interest in Freud began when I was doing A Level Psyc at school and we studied his works, so when I found out Vienna had it's very own museum dedicated to him, I knew I wanted to go. The museum it self is housed in Freud's old apartment. As a result, the space available is limited and so it's rather cramped. There's a lot on display though, including letters and postcards he sent, and photos of his family and schoolteachers. There is a copy of Anna Frank's work on British children, and copies of all Sigmund's books in 4 languages, including English. There are 6 rooms available to visitors, including a "media" one in which a video portraying his life is on constant repeat, plus lots more besides. There is a visitors book and I discovered when glancing through it that most of the as visitors describe themselves as either students or historians, with the odd psychologist and teacher thrown in for good measure..... The entrance fee is ok - about 2 pounds for students and 3 for everyone else (sorry about the lack of pound signs - I'm at a German keyboard remember.....). They have wonderful A5 files with info about everyroom in them and these are not only free for the duration of the visit, but also available in a variety of languages which is a nice touch. One word of warning - don't think the museum's closed because the door is - you have to ring a bell to get in no matter when you go.

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