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National Museum of History and Art
The National Museum of History and Art, abbreviated to MNHA, is a museum located in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. It is dedicated to displaying artworks and artefacts from all epochs of Luxembourgian history. The museum is situated in Fishmarket, the historic heart of the city, in the Ville Haute quarter. The museum has been expanded with a new building designed by Christian Bauer et Associés, opened in 2002.
For more information and enquiries please contact Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art, Marché-aux-Poissons, L- 2345 Luxembourg, Tel: 47 93 30 - 1, E-mail:
National Museum of Natural History
The National Museum of Natural History (Luxembourgish: Nationalmusée fir Naturgeschicht, French: Musée national d'histoire naturelle) is a natural history museum in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. The museum is located in the Grund quarter on the eastern bank of the Alzette river, next to the Neumünster Abbey cultural centre. The museum is composed of eight separate scientific sections, spanning the natural sciences: botany, ecology, geology and mineralogy, geophysics and astrophysics, palaeontology, vertebrate zoology, and invertebrate zoology. The museum is spread across three buildings, each dedicated to a different aspect of the museum's functions: collection displays, teaching classrooms, and research laboratories.
For more information and enquiries please contact Pl. dels Angels, 1, 08001 El Raval City, Barcelona, Spain, Tel: 00 93 412 08 10, E-mail:
Entrance of the National Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg
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Luxembourg City History Museum
The Luxembourg City History Museum tries to document Luxembourgs thousand-year history with both permanent and temporary exhibits. The museum is located on the rue du Saint-Esprit in the old town. The building it is housed in 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. The museums glass facade and panoramic lift offers an extensive view of all floors. Views of the city's Grund district and Rham plateau are available on the upper levels. 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. The museum also provides access to some ten thousand documents and almost sixty audio-visual sequences. The museum is open to the public every day except Monday from 10 am to 6 pm.
For more information and enquiries please contact Luxembourg City History Museum, 14, rue du Saint-Esprit, L-2090 Luxembourg, Tel: +352 4796-4500, E-mail:
Luxembourg City History Museum
Photograph © Zinneke
National Museum of Military History
The National Museum of Military History is a national museum in Diekirch, in north-eastern Luxembourg, that includes amongst its exhibits military vehicles and weaponry, a photographic archive, and lifesize dioramas displaying military servicemen and actions. The museum has over 3000 square metres of exhibition space and numerous lifesize dioramas enable an insight of the dramatic and tragic situations that both soldiers and civilians were caught in. Special showrooms feature extensive collections of weapons, uniforms, military equipment of all kind, wheeled and tracked vehicles, in addition to numerous personal soldiers' belongings, photographs, documents, and maps. the second part of the museum is concerned with Luxembourgs military history since the creation as a state until present. The museum also covers key aspects and periods of the Luxembourgian army since the Second World War. Other sections are dedicated to Luxembourgers fighting in allied armies in the First World War and the Korean War.
For more information and enquiries please contact National Museum of Military History, 10 Bamertal, L-9209 Diekirch Luxembourg, Tel: (352) 808908 or (352) 804719, E-mail:
The Photothèque in Luxembourg City houses several large collections of photographs taken between 1855 and present day. It is located at 10, rue Eugène Ruppert, in the Cloche d'Or district of Luxembourg City, the Photothèque is open to the public on weekdays. It is modelled on the photothèque at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and has adopted the same classification system. The holdings comprise some four million photographs. Among the most important collections are those of Batty Fischer, Théo Mey, Edouard Kutter and Tony Krier.
For more information and enquiries please contact Photothèque municipale et reliure, 10 rue Eugène Ruppert, L-2453 Luxembourg, Tel: 4796 2806
Photothèque de la Ville at Cloche-d'Or in Luxembourg City
Photograph © Cayambe
The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art abbreviated to Mudam, is a museum of modern art in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. The museum stands on the site of the old Fort Thüngen, in the Kirchberg quarter, in the north-east of the city. The Museum's collections are set out on three floors and include works by many artists and designers such as Alvar Aalto, Marina Abramovic, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Pierre Bismuth, Sophie Calle, Hussein Chalayan, Claude Closky, James Coleman, Tony Cragg, Richard Deacon, Mark Dean, Stan Douglas, Jan Fabre, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Roland Fischer, Günther Förg, Gilbert & George, Nan Goldin, Andreas Gursky, Thomas Hirschhorn, Fabrice Hybert, William Kentridge, Mark Lewis, Richard Long, Michel Majerus, Christian Marclay, Martin Margiela, Steve McQueen, Bruce Nauman, Shirin Neshat, Albert Oehlen, Blinky Palermo, Philippe Parreno, Grayson Perry, Fiona Rae, Pipilotti Rist, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Scheibitz, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Wolfgang Tillmans, Cy Twombly and Kara Walker.
For more information and enquiries please contact Mudam Luxembourg, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, 3, Park Dräi Eechelen, L-1499 Luxembourg, Tel: +352 45 37 85-960, E-mail:
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