25. May – 31. October 2022
Mo 14.00 – 18.00
Tu – Fr 10.00 – 12.00 / 14.00 – 18.00
Sa 10.00 – 12.00
November – March
Tu 10.00 – 12.00
1 inventor, 1 researcher, 1 collector, 2000 typewriters: these are the ingredients of the typewriter museum, that could be opened in 1993 thanks to the donation by Kurt Ryba and thanks to the commitment of former cultural attaché Ewald Lassnig. The museum houses one of the world’s biggest typewriter collections, giving a full description of their historical development.
Visitors can experience over a hundred and fifty years of social and technological history, starting with Mitterhofer’s invention back in 1864 and all the way up to our digital era. Learn more about the famous Enigma cipher machine, find out about the work of the first female secretaries, or where the @ sign has come from.
Experience some of the museum's objects in augmented reality
Pilot intervention in South Tyrol co-financed
by the Cassa di Risparmio di Bolzano Foundation
Financial support of the film project by
the Autonomous Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol,
Department of German Culture
Realisation of the high-resolution 3D video film about the typewriter prototypes developed by Peter Mitterhofer in German, Italian and English as an immersive visitor experience in virtual reality with inclusive versions for all in sign language and subtitles in collaboration with our project partners: