Luxembourg City History Museum

Luxemburg, Luxembourg

The Luxembourg City History Museum illustrates the thousand-year history of the City of Luxembourg with both permanent and temporary exhibits.

Like the city itself, the museum successfully combines ancient architecture with modern extensions. It is housed in four restored houses from the 17th to the 19th century which still bear archeological traces from the Middle Ages. Examples of how to combine old buildings with the expectations of museum visitors are the floating glass façade and the panoramic lift which offers extensive views of all floors. The huge glass cage of the lift gives up to 65 people views of the rock foundations on the lower levels as well as views of the city's Grund district and Rham plateau on the upper levels, revealing the stages of Luxembourg's history over the centuries. Also of interest are the ancient, vaulted cellars which were discovered during excavation work in the early 1990s.

The floors below the street level entrance house a permanent collection illustrating the town's architectural and urban development while the upper floors are reserved for temporary exhibitions. A multimedia system extending throughout the building documents the history of the town including its cultural, political and social development. It provides access to some ten thousand documents and almost sixty audio-visual sequences.

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Founded: 1996
Category: Museums in Luxembourg

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Oli (47 days ago)
Good value for money at only €5 per person for entry. There are some interesting exhibits about the history of Luxembourg, from its inception up until today, including an interactive map of the city. There were also two temporary exhibits about the hisotry of food, and a look at what it means to be European. A good way to spend an afternoon on a rainy day.
Francesco Xodo (2 months ago)
Very interesting museum, divided into 5 floors that host both permanent and temporary exhibitions. Starting from the establishment of Luxembourg city around the X century A.D. it then recalls the milestones of the history of this little country. The ticket costs just 5€, which is very little for such a large museum, where your visit can last a couple of hours or more.
Reosia Nakatsumi (7 months ago)
Very nicely designed museum. With every step, you can find something surprising there. You can learn about Luxembourg-ville itself, European union and see some art as well. There are descriptions of almost everything in French, German and English! ♡ It's easily accessible for people with disabilities, there are toilets and lockers.
Roxana to you (8 months ago)
Very pleasantly surprised by this museum ? that has permanent exhibitions ?? but also temporary ones. The visit costs 5 euros for Adults and is free for children and students. When i've been there, the temporary exhibitions included the history of food ???? and posters exhibition advertising events ✈️????from the current and last century. The exhibitions are mostly related to Luxembourg history or specifics, which is very nice thing to see.? The huge elevator (the size of a room) and the panoramic terrace are two extra points to this museum, next to the VR room where you can virtually see parts of the old Luxembourg. ???? The exhibitions are exposed on 5 floors, but the time required ⏳️ to complete them is not too long (I estimate maximum 1h30m).
Angel (9 months ago)
Way bigger than in looks in the pictures, schedule your time appropriately (i failed in doing so ? ) Lots of artifacts and a great presentation of the history of Luxembourg. I knew nothing about the city (or the country to be honest) and after the visit i feel like a scholar ? And as a bonus they have a HUGE elevator that you should absolutely ride and a really nice terrace with a great view! Free lockers available (required for your backpack) and nice staff. Almost every text also in english.
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