Luxembourg may be small, but the area within its present-day borders has so much history. The Lëtzebuerg City Museum covers much of the country’s eventful past, from early settlements and cultural and societal aspects through time to the German occupation and Luxembourg’s independence journey. The museum contains many great models, artifacts, artworks, and more from medieval times to present to tell the city’s story. If you’re interested in diving into Luxembourg’s history, the Lëtzebuerg City Museum is a great spot to visit!
Getting to the Lëtzebuerg City Museum
The Lëtzebuerg City Museum sits near the heart of the city not far from the Notre-Dame Cathedral. With so many attractions in the area, the museum is a convenient stop as you walk around the downtown. Access the museum from Rue du Saint-Espirit.
If you are driving, note that there is no parking right at the museum. You will have to park a ways away at lots like the one near Place de la Constitution or Knuedler for a fee. Several nearby streets, like Rue Notre-Dame have some parallel spots as well. Parking around the city center is quite limited and busy. Be sure to park only in designated spots, otherwise you will be dealt a fine.
There are various bus stops not too far away either. Some include Pfaffenthal/Bock Casemates, Centre Cathédrale, Centre Gruef, and Centre F.D. Roosevelt. These serve various bus lines, including 19, 31, 14, 9, and more. To see the stops, either click the station on Google Maps or find line and stop schedules here. Buses in Luxembourg are free to use!
The Lëtzebuerg City Museum’s operating hours are as follows:
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Closed Nov 1st, Dec 25th, and Jan 1st.
Events, additional holidays, and other variables may affect these hours, so check the website in advance of your visit.
Fees & Regulations
Tickets costs €5 per adult. If you have a pass, such as the LuxembourgCard or certain museum cards, the entrance is covered under your pass.
Entrance is free for those under 21, students under 26, and the disabled. Entrance is also free on Thursdays from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
For group rates and more details on discounts and free entrance for certain groups, see the official website.
If you have large backpacks, there are lockers available near the reception.
Visiting the Lëtzebuerg City Museum
After a day of exploring Beaufort Castle and Berdorf region in northern Luxembourg, we returned to the city and headed to the Lëtzebuerg City Museum, taking advantage of the free entry and extended hours offered on Thursday nights.
The museum contains a few floors of exhibits. We started in the lower levels, making our way through the permanent exhibitions covering the history of Luxembourg. There are many interesting artifacts and displays, and many of them provide information in multiple languages, including English. We ended our visit on the upper floors, which is where the temporary exhibits are held.
Lastly, there is a terrace where visitors can step outside to get some nice views over a portion of the valley.
We spent a full two hours here. This was enough time to see the whole museum, though we feel we could have used more time to really read through everything more in depth. Overall, we didn’t feel too rushed, and we enjoyed learning quite a lot about Luxembourg!
Guided tours can be organized for groups with an additional charge. Learn more here.
There is an audio guide available in various languages via the Lëtzebuerg City Museum mobile app if you’d like more information and structure during your visit.
The Lëtzebuerg City Museum holds various events throughout the year. These include guided tours of specific exhibits, cooking classes, workshops, presentations, and temporary exhibits. If you’re interested in seeing what’s going on at the museum around your visit, click here!