La Nuit des Musees – Museum Night, Luxembourg: what a night!

On Saturday night, together with lovely Sunny from My Ochrasy, I joined one of the best night in Luxembourg in a while.

The Night of Museums (“Nuit des Musées“) is a yearly event that this year involved more that 16,500 visitors. The concept is based on a bracelet (12 euro pre sale and 15 on doors) that gives you fully access to the main museums in Luxembourg, from 6 pm to 1 am. Not only you could visit the usual exhibitions but there are also special performances and shows in program just for this night.

We started our visit at 8 pm with Casino, Forum d’Art Contemporain – modern art, very competent guide, video performance and abstract work.

We moved then to the Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg We visited the Planetarium that was installed for the Night of Museums and the “signs” exhibition. This was one of my favorite for the night as it was really interactive – unfortunately was also very packed.

Via the Museum shuttle, we moved to Mudam. We assisted to a sound performance with sewing machines, visited the “Eppur si muove” exhibition and admire the candles installation outside the venue.


 We moved then back to Villa Vauban. It was already midnight and all the performances were already over. This last museum was really classic and a bit old fashion, but definitely worth a visit.
We missed Musée Dräi Eechelen and the Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art… But we got out of time! Next year I will definitely start at 6! 🙂

If you missed it this year, just some notes for the next one:

– buy the bracelet the day before to avoid queueing
– wear a pair of comfortable shoes
– have a bottle of water with you (there are snack and drink shops in each and every museum, but better not to get dehydrated during the visit!)
– study the program in advance to highlight performances and the exhibition you want to attend and getting there prepared.


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