The Vienna Technisches Museum is housed, in the usual Viennese custom, in a grand white building, but you enter it via an underground atrium that looks as though it was originally designed as a car park. Nonetheless, once inside, the usual combination of efficiency, friendliness and impressive public spaces are all there. This space serves as a marshalling yard and assembly area for the hordes of energetic kids on school outings, so you might want to get though as quickly as possible, but there are left-luggage lockers, drinks machines and toilets here, as well as a gift shop whose stock is not very relevant. It’s a very kid-friendly museum, with special areas and exhibits for even very young children.
It’s tempting to proceed directly up the grand staircase into the main exhibition spaces, but the two side galleries here are very much worth the digression.