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Record year for Luxembourg City museums
Culture & Life

Record year for Luxembourg City museums

04.03.2013 From our online archive
Over 280,000 visitors flocked to the museums of the capital in 2012, a record number surpassing even the first time Luxembourg was the capital of culture in 1995.

(CS) Over 280,000 visitors flocked to the museums of the capital in 2012, a record number surpassing even the first time Luxembourg was the capital of culture in 1995.

Eight museums are part of the network of the “Stater Muséeën”, and all of them saw a surge in visitor numbers last year.

In particular, the opening of the Musée Dräi Eechelen in Kirchberg added visitor numbers, with over 40,000 people taking in the museum's permanent and temporary exhibitions in the first six months of opening.

The Casino Luxembourg Contemporary Art Forum in the City centre meanwhile saw an increase in visitor numbers of 39,3 percent with over 23,000 visitors. This success was especially due to the Making Of project, hosted in the Autumn of last year, featuring a pop-up café and extended opening hours.

The Villa Vauban also added significantly to its visitors numbers, with over 22,000 people visiting the fine arts museum, an increase of 22.15 percent in comparison to 2011.

Also on the rise were visitor numbers at Mudam, which saw a rise in visitors for the third year in a row. In 2012, more than 76,000 visitors saw the modern art museum's changing exhibitions, an increase of over 11 percent in comparison to 2011.

The Musée national d'histoire et d'art (MNHA) attracted lots of visitors with its exhibition of the Grand Ducal silver collection, and in total more than 22,000 visitors came to the museum last year.

Also successful were the Musée d'Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg with 32,000 visitors and the Naturmusée with over 56,000 visitors.

In total, the capital's museums attracted 280,701 visitors last year.