The capital’s historical museum, the Lëtzebuerg City Museum, presents over 1000 years of history in its permanent exhibition. During the tour, various interactive stations and multimedia animations on city models illustrate key moments in the city’s history. In addition, special exhibitions are held regularly. The museum features spectacular architecture, a panoramic lift and is located on the Corniche in the centre of the historic districts.
Offers for families and children
“The Luxembourg Story”-App for children
The Lëtzebuerg City Museum provides a free mobile app entitled: “Lëtzebuerg City Museum – The Luxembourg Story”.
Together with the dog Mil and the bird Édouard, children can use it to go on the “Kids Tour” – an audio tour specially adapted for young visitors. Through informative and lively conversations, Mil and Édouard invite you on a 1000-year journey through the exhibition. Directions in the form of photos with arrows help with orientation through the rooms to easily get to the next stations.
The app also contains the “Kids quiz”, which children can use to put their newly acquired knowledge to the test. Will you manage to collect all 10 bones?
This is how it works: Connect your mobile phone to the WLAN! To do this, select the free ‘MuseeGuest’ WLAN. Download the app ‘LuxStory/Lëtzebuerg City Museum: The Luxembourg Story’ by scanning the QR code. Or go directly to the Google Playstore (Android) or the Apple App store (iOS) and download the app there. Open the app and allow access to your location (in the museum). Please also turn on Bluetooth.
Workshops and guided tours on the following topics are available on request
Melusina and Siegfried
At the heart of the permanent exhibition of the Lëtzebuerg City Museum, the legend of the first Count of Luxembourg, Siegfried, and the mermaid Melusina is told to young children. Afterwards, the pupils can transfer their impressions into a picture using water, Melusina’s favourite element.
Audience: From pre-school age to the 1st cycle of primary school. Educational aim: To introduce children to one of the most important legends of Luxembourg.
The Adventures of Rénert
Inspired by great German and French writers, Rodange and Dicks have written their own stories in Luxembourgish about the fable character of the sly fox who makes children and adults laugh. After visiting the museum to listen to the adventures of the fox and see the famous Rénert sculpture by Jean Curot, the children will go to the workshop to make a soft “Rénert” puppet or a painting.
Storytelling visit from the 1st cycle of primary school.
Puppet making from the 3rd cycle of primary school.
Educational objectives: To introduce the history of Luxembourgish literature and discover the development of Luxembourg’s national identity in relation to literature.
Luxembourg in the Middle Ages
The exhibition invites you to discover together this fascinating period in the history of Luxembourg. With the help of models, documents and archaeological objects, you can go back in time to the 10th century in the permanent exhibition and see how the medieval city gradually developed from the simple castle complex ‘Lucilinburhuc’. Then visit the archaeological crypt (in front of the Palais Grand-Ducal): It houses the remains of the medieval city wall from the 12th century.
Audience: From the third cycle of primary school and for secondary education.
Luxembourg and its roses
At the beginning of the 20th century, Luxembourg City was world famous for its roses, rose gardens and rose growers. The varieties grown in Luxembourg were exported all over the world and this market had an important influence on the country’s economy. Children will learn more about the history of roses in Luxembourg during a visit to the permanent exhibition “The Luxembourg Story: Over 1000 years of the city’s history”. They will learn more about the places where roses were grown, the people who ran these businesses as well as the different varieties of roses.
In a second step, children can make their own handmade paper from real rose petals.
Audience: From the second cycle of primary school
Educational objectives: Introduction to the history of roses in Luxembourg and paper making.
Duration: 2:00 hours
- Address: 14, rue du Saint-Esprit, L-1475 Luxembourg. Website: citymuseum.lu
- How do I get there? Vel’oh: Knuedler. Car parks: Saint-Esprit, Knuedler.
- Public transport: train station → History Museum: line N° 9, 14 (stop: “Um Bock”), line N°19 (stop: “Cathédrale”).
- Current opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays from 10.00 – 18.00, Thursdays from 10.00 – 20.00
- Admission fee: Adults €5
- Reduced admission fee: Young people from 21 to 26 (without student card), holders of the Carte jeunes, people over 60: 3 € . Kulturpass: 1, 50 €
- Free admission: Every Thursday from 18.00-20.00. Young people under 21: free admission. Students under 26 (with student card). People with disabilities and holders of the following cards: muséeskaart, LuxembourgCard, Amis des Musées Luxembourg, ICOM, and for the press