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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www.mhvl.lu
en.wikipedia.org

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Geert (2 months ago)
Informative and entrance fee close to nothing! A must visit museum as it tells you some history about the city.
Nico Laas (6 months ago)
Great tour about the history of the city. New, spotless modern museum.
Kema M (7 months ago)
Nice Museum, you can learn a lot about the city. 5 euro/adult. Important: because of COVID, storage is closed. If you have backpack you are not allowed to come inside.
Gaurav Sinha (11 months ago)
Beautiful Museum in the middle of the city. It provides very good overview for the history of the city and the people working here are very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended to visit. It is one of the must visit places in the city. This place has some very interesting items to see and the user experience is absolutely amazing. The narrative provided for the visitors are very informative and interesting. This museum is very comfortable and disabled friendly. I could only say good things about this museum and highly recommend others to visit (specially good for kids). Cheers and wish this recommendation would be useful for others.
Paul B (12 months ago)
Luxembourg is a fascinating history and it was great to find out the full story. The layout of the museum is easy to follow and the building is fabulous. The architect has made fantastic use of all the available space on 5 floors. Great fun exploring physically and mentally.
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