Following a redesign and modernisation programme including barrier-free access, the former Tramway Museum will reopen as The Depot – Wiener Linien Transport Museum on September 13, 2014. Located in a heritage-listed former tram depot in the third district and open year round, it will exhibit historic vehicles and present fascinating insights into the history of Vienna’s public transport, featuring simulations and multimedia content.
The Funeral Museum reopens in September 2014 at its new location, the Central Cemetery. Hundreds of items on display in the 300 m2 of exhibition space examine funerary tradition, burial rituals and the peculiarities of the Viennese population's relationship with death. The show’s major focus is Vienna and the concept of the “beautiful funeral” from the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The opening of the new Metro Kinokulturhaus is planned for October 2014 when the addition of two floors will extend the premises to 1,800m2. Operated by the Austrian Film Archives, the film centre will include around 500m2 of exhibition space, an audiovisual library, digital viewing stations and a new studio film theatre. An exhibition on early film and its origins and a World War I-themed film screening are scheduled for the opening.
In spring 2015 the world’s first Viktor Frankl Museum will open in the apartment building where the famous Viennese psychiatrist and neurologist lived. Based on the work of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and Alfred Adler’s individual psychology, Viktor Frankl (1905-1997) developed his own form of psychotherapy which he termed logotherapy and existential analysis. The new museum presents Frankl’s intellectual legacy with pictures, books, films and documents.
- Remise – Wiener Linien Transport Museum, from Sep 13, 2014, Erdbergstrasse 109, entrance Ludwig-Koessler-Platz, 1030 Vienna, www.wienerlinien.at/museum
- Vienna Funeral Museum, from Sep 2014: below funeral hall 2, Central Cemetery, Gate 2 (main entrance), Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 234, 1110 Vienna, www.bestattungsmuseum.at
- Metro Kinokulturhaus, from October 2014, Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Vienna, www.filmarchiv.at
- Viktor Frankl Museum, from spring 2015, Mariannengasse 1/door 15, 1090 Vienna, www.franklzentrum.org