Arts & museums

Musée national d'histoire naturelle - "Natur musée"

After having served in turn as a hospital and a women’s prison, the Hospice Saint-Jean, located in the picturesque neighborhood of the Grund and with first traces of the property leading up to 1308, has harboured the National Museum of Natural History - “Natur Musée” since 1996.

The “Natur Musée” is above all a window to the landscape and regions of the Grand Duchy. The museum primarily offers insights into our past and the history of our planet. A visit becomes a interactive journey through 13.75 billion years of evolution, from the birth of the universe to the current ecological issues.

> The "Natur musée" is reopening to the public on 4 December 2015.

Musée d’histoire de la ville de Luxembourg (Luxembourg City History Museum)

The Musée d’histoire de la ville de Luxembourg (Luxembourg City History Museum) is located in the old city area of Luxembourg City and is divided into two parts, one dealing with the urban and social development of the city, and the other with social issues through temporary exhibitions.

Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain

Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain organises exhibitions on contemporary art and attests the variety and complexity of current art movements.

The international exhibition programme – mostly featuring young artists – gives a comprehensive insight into contemporary creation. With its exhibitions and artist residencies, Casino Luxembourg functions like an artistic and experimental think tank heading for the latest trends in the art scene, regardless of any museological concerns. A rich cultural programme, ranging from general guided and thematic tours, conferences and round tables, to performances of contemporary music, complement the exhibitions.

The InfoLab of Casino Luxembourg is to date the only specialised library of contemporary art in Luxembourg open to the public.

Musée de la Villa Vauban (Museum of the Villa Vauban)

The Musée de la Villa Vauban (Museum of the Villa Vauban) is a former bourgeois villa converted into a museum. It was rebuilt and enlarged in 2010 to reflect the historic character of its collections, which are groups of works of art collected by wealthy individuals in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

Musée national d’histoire et d’art (National History and Art Museum)

The Musée national d’histoire et d’art (National History and Art Museum), located on the Marché aux Poissons in the old city of Luxembourg, traces the history, arts and identity of Luxembourg. The periods exhibited range from prehistory to modern Luxembourg.

The Dräi Eechelen Museum

The Dräi Eechelen Museum – Fortress, History and Identity is housed in the restored keep of Fort Thüngen, which was built in 1732-33 and is an extraordinary historic building.

In each of the casemates, the permanent exhibition shows a different period from the fortress’ history, as well as its influence on the country’s history. The building in which the museum is housed itself forms an important part of the permanent exhibition. With its impressive underground galleries and mines, the museum is still largely the same as it was when in its original state during the last extension phase in 1836-37.

Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (Grand Duke Jean Modern Art Museum)

The Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (Grand Duke Jean Modern Art Museum) was built by star architect Pei on the ruins of Fort Thüngen, former military bastion protecting the fortress of Luxembourg.

Exhibition is offered over 4,800m2 on three levels. If the museum focuses on contemporary art, it also offers insight into innovative artistic movements.