Unlike other national museums in Europe, the National Museum of History and Art in Luxembourg (MHNA) is small. It does, however, contain impressive fine arts of its own. Who would have ever known that Victor Hugo was a sketch artist? I didn’t – until I saw one of his sketches here.
Museum Collections. The museum has Archeology Collections which mostly composed of regional / local pieces that are found from excavations. Their Fine Arts Collections has photographic works of Edward Steichen. It also art pieces from the Middle Ages to mid-20th century. The Arts and Crafts section of the museum shows the local designs and its foreign influences. And then, there’s the Coin Cabinet, a numismatist’s place of wonder.
Temporary Exhibitions. The museum is also a host to temporary exhibitions. Watch out for them and don’t forget to ask a brochure before you explore the art pieces inside.
Things to do and see in Luxembourg City. Here are some of the things I did in the city.
- Things to do – A Day in Luxembourg City
- Strolled at Chemlin de la Corniche, Europe’s most beautiful balcony, they say
- Looking down at The Grund from Chemlin
- Visited Luxembourg City Museum
- Stared (or maybe, I was flirting) at the guards outside the Grand Ducal Palace.
- Went inside and sat down in one of the pews at St Michel Church
- Looked up at frescoes on the high ceilings of Notre Dame Cathedral
- Took a sunset ride to the top via the Sky City Liner
Inside the National Museum of History and Art in Luxembourg
WHERE TO STAY IN LUXEMBOURG
The best place to stay in Luxembourg should be around the Central Train Station. It’s convenient to everything – shops and public transports. I stayed at Hotel Empire, opposite the train station. The room is small but it’s clean and well-designed. You can book via HostelWorld and Booking.co