If you go to the casino expecting to be able to blow a fortune, then you'll be disappointed. The casino is now home to the forum of contemporary art, and has a dozen rooms, which either form a single exhibition or a number of exhibitions. Admission is EUR 4 or free for under 18s with concessions getting in for EUR 3, and there can be some very controversial exhibitions. I went to "L'humanité mise à nu et l'art en frac" which contained a lot of paintings of events in history where the protagonists were painted naked (e.g. the Queen of England, Tony Blair). I felt that there was not enough information about a lot of the exhibits, but I would certainly advise modern art fans to take a look - there are frequently changing exhibitions as well as some which are of a more permanent nature.
The only museum I visited was the National Museum of History and Art, which is housed in a modern steel and glass structure in the Old Town. It's a big place with many rooms that I didn't have the time to visit. The collection consists of archeological objects, weapons, everyday objects from ancient times as well as ancient and modern art. It seems that a lot of emphasis is placed on objects that reveal what life was like in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg from the 16th century onward.
Admission: 5 Euros for adults
Hours: Tues -Sun, 10-5
The "Am Tunnel" Gallery came about following the decision made by the BCEE in 1987 to link its four buildings located on the Bourbon plateau with one another, and a subsequent decision in 1992/3 to make use of the tunnel as a place for hanging artworks. Currently there is an exhibition of the photographs of Robert Capa including his famous photographs from the Spanish Civil War, the D-Day landings, World War II and various other peace time events - all of which form part of the BCEE collection. Entrance is free, although you have to enter and sign-in at the Rousegaertchen building at 16 rue Zithe.
The Museum of the Bank is the Banque et Caisse d'Epargne de l'Etat and is a retrospective of the BCEE's history, as well as of banking in general. There are a number of numismatic items of interest - from Luxembourg coins and banknotes through to savings books and piggy banks - including probably the only set of National Westminster Bank piggy banks in Luxembourg. There is also a section devoted to the changing IT infrastructure of the banking sector, and also trading systems. It is more than just a history of the BCEE, as it also covers banking in Luxembourg in General. Admission is free - you have to sign in at reception. There is the possibility of a guided tour, and there is a film show about spectacular bank robberies of the 20th century!
This is a very complete museum and very interesting. The building itself is fabulous inside. The museum covers a lot of epochs.. from the prehistory to the romans up to today. Their collections are of a good quality. It was a really nice suprise, It is a very nice museum. It is one of my favorites now. They have a lot of explanations on cards in french, english, german. And the Luxembourg arts are very nice.
No, you got it wrong, its not that kind of Casino, where you could lose your hard earned money very easily, most of the time. It host the exhibitions of new artist and their extraordinary work. Since its construction in 1882, it has been a very important place of cultural and social events.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Situated in front of Central Station, the building of Post and Telecommunications Museum is not very impressive but the contents of this building make it exceptional. There are large numbers of very historic photos, stamps and historical documents. You could experience the journey of technology, which has been spread over century.
Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.
The building of The National Museum for History and Art is located in Fish Market. When you look at this building you would notice that it gives you a very modern and unique look.
Museum has collections of variety of distinctive pieces of art and archaeology. The building is still under construction and varieties of improvements are expected in the future.
From Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It has variety of books available, located at
Centre Emile Hamilius
51, boulevard Royal
Tel.: 4796-2732, fax: 22 06 51
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to midday and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
More cows for you from the lovely city of Luxembourg and some information on museums you might want to check out in your spare time. There is a Tramway and Bus Museum located on 63 Rue de Bouillon and open Thu, Sat, and Sun. This museum was pretty cool because it's unusual, not weird, just not something you see everywhere. There are old trams, buses, and even uniforms.
You can also visit the National Museum of Natural History located on Rue Münster 25 and open all week mostly in the afternoons.
Then there is the Musée d'Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg or Museum of History of the City of Luxembourg and is located on Rue du St. Esprit 14. I didn't get to go hear, but my friend at the hostel said it was pretty cool to visit and according to him, it provides the visitor with an insight into the changing day-to-day life of the population.
There is also the National Museum Of History and Art with 120 rooms of art and history from Luxembourg and surroundings. Located on Marche-aux-Poissons. There is weaponry, folklore items, art, costumes from the city's past, maps, and more. Very nice place to visit, I enjoyed it.
Luxembourg is a very nice city to walk around because there are fun things to see everywhere, and it's really clean! There are numerous parks and public places to hang out and relax in the city, here are some of the best. The Pétrusse valley is home to greenery and flowers as far as the eye can see, while the Place d’Armes, Place Guillaume (home to markets on Fridays and Wednesdays), and Clairefontaine's Square are among the best squares in the city. Being so close to Germany, Belgium, and France, you are bound to cross through the country at one point or another. Believe me, it is really worth at least a day to see it's beauty.
The Museum of the History of the City.
The 'Musée d'Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg' is situated inside a group of four restored noble houses and reflects well the urbanistic and architectural development of the city since its creation in the 10th century up to the present day.