Tudor Museum

Rosport, Luxembourg

The Tudor Museum, also known as Rosport Castle was built in 1892, it was the home of the Luxembourg inventor Henri Tudor. During the German occupation of Luxembourg in the Second World War, the castle was used to accommodate girls assigned to the Reichsarbeitsdient who performed farming and house-keeping work. Around 1957, it became a guest house and, in 1964, the American firm Monsanto converted it into a hotel. However business was not very successful and in 1970, the Commune of Rosport bought the castle for its own administrative offices while continuing to rent out the first-floor apartments to vacationers. In 1972, these were replaced by a holiday home for old people.

After restoration work was completed in 1999, serious consideration was given to opening a museum on the premises. In 1981, the celebrations for Tudor's 100th anniversary had included an exhibition on the development of the lead–acid battery, his principal success. Although the decision to go ahead with the museum was reached in 1995, many difficulties had to be overcome and it was only in May 2009 that the 'Friends of the Henri Tudor Museum' were finally able to open it to the public.

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Founded: 1892
Category: Museums in Luxembourg

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Kateryna Lialina (5 months ago)
Good interactive museum!
Hans Overvoorde (16 months ago)
I thought I knew a thing or two about the history of batteries. This very interesting museum proved me wrong. A very nice feature is that the museum challenges you to apply the knowledge you may have acquired (or alrealy have) during the walk through in practice.
Saul Phizacklea (17 months ago)
Amazing place, beautiful experience, clean and staff were very helpful and full of knowledge. Recommended to all my friends and family
Apurva Jajodia (20 months ago)
A unique and fun Museum! Super fun and informative for kids. Describes not only about the person who made the battery, but also many fun and interesting things about electricity. Special points to the young man at the reception who was super polite and helpful. Would recommend that you visit the museum if you are in the area or are doing the trail.
Marco P. (2 years ago)
⚡Very interesting museum where you can discover and interact in a combination of a science centre and a traditional museum. ?Friendly and attentive staff. ???‍??? ????⚡ Learn about the impact of Henri Tudor’s work on daily life – from the 19th century to the present day. The engineer was one of the pioneers in the development of electricity storage, lead acid batteries, street lighting, agricultural machinery even electrical vehicles at that time.
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