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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Andrea Almeida (13 months ago)
Great place to start your trip in Luxembourg. We took the tour, which was totally worth it. Luxembourg history is very rich and full of twists and turns. I highly recommend a visit to this museum.
Silvia Ferreira (14 months ago)
There is alot to see about Luxembourg history..from its foundation to the current modern age
Farah Maani (14 months ago)
Beautifully showing the development of the city. Amazing combination of modern and historical architecture.
Paulo C (14 months ago)
Well built and maintained museum. The large hydraulic elevator was a nice touch to the modern architecture of the place. Some of the expositions have an annoying "reveal" interaction required but overall I recommend the place.
Ben (2 years ago)
Great museum! One of the best I've been in, in a long time. Very modern with great ambience and thoughtfully placed exhibits.
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