Luxembourg is a fascinating and historic city, as anyone who has seen its bastions and forts will know. However, the history of this capital city and the small country around it are also represented by several fine museums. The following list contains those every visitor should have on their itinerary.
National Museum of Art and History
Located on Marche-aux-Poissons, This museum does what it says on the tin – and the contents are fascinating. The archaeological section provides an insight into the history of the country with a range of items excavated in digs at Dalheim and Titelburg. This includes coins, tools, jewels, grave markers and even sarcophagi. Its art section is also fascination, with works by a range of Luxembourg artists such as Joseph Kutter, Dominique Lang, Eugene Mousset, Jean-Pierre Beckius, Nico Klopp and Auguste Tremon, as well as works by foreign nationals.Image credit to: Werneuchen
Historisches Museum der Stadt Luxemburg
Situated near the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in the old town, this museum is situated in a cluster of four buildings, all restored to reflect the architectural and urban history of the city from the tenth century to the present day. There is a large databank visitors can access to find out large amounts of information in a short time.
Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum
This museum is a must for lovers of modern art. Luxembourg’s answer to London’s Tate Modern, it challenges traditional notions of what constitutes art. The museum is located on the edge of the European Quarter.
Villa Vauban – Musee d’Art de la Ville de Luxembourg
Located centrally in the green surroundings of the Parc-Ed-J-Klein, the 19th century Villa Vauban contains some wonderful works of art from across Europe, with a specific focus on the period of the 17th to 19th centuries. There are both fine paintings and great sculptures here, where visitors can enjoy works from the golden age of Dutch painting (the 17th century like Cornelis Bega, Gerrit Dou and Jan Steen, and 19th century French artists such as Eugene Delacroix, Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier and Jules Dupre.
Musee d’Histoire de la Ville
Last but not least, the Musee d’Histoire de la Ville is located in the old town and tells the story of Luxembourg city over a thousand years. There are more than a thousand items located on six floors, which, along with a number of interactive displays, provide a deep insight into the history of the city.