Find Accommodation near Luxembourg’s Art Museum
The imposing MNHA, the National Museum of History and Art, is based near the Fish Market in the historic heart of Luxembourg City, slightly set back on Rue Sigefroi. Thanks to its central location, it’s easy to find good accommodation near the National Museum of History and Art, from luxury hotels to good-value three-star rooms.
An Architectural Landmark in Luxembourg’s Old Town
The museum’s ultra-modern Central Building was opened in 2002, and the extensively renovated Wiltheim Wing, which occupies three sixteenth and seventeenth-century buildings, opened up nearly twenty thousand square feet of new exhibition space in 2015. While the newer buildings strike a strong contrast with the Old Town surroundings, the marriage of old and new reflects the eclectic collections inside the museum. On show is a treasure trove of Luxembourgish and international fine art spanning two centuries, alongside ancient artefacts to admire in the underground galleries.
What to Do and See at the MNHA
A visit to Luxembourg’s MNHA will give you a good understanding of Luxembourgish history and help you understand the developments that gave us the Europe we see today. Get yourself on a tour that interests you, from coins and medals to pre-history and the Middle Ages, or just wander the space and lose yourself in art, history and thought. Take the glass walkway from the new building to the old, and head up to the roof for glorious views across the Ville Haute’s rooftops, then stop off for a bite to eat in the Central Building’s cafe.
The MNHA is one of the seven highlights on Luxembourg City’s MuseumSmile, a mile of museums that forms a charming smile on a map of the city. If you have a Luxembourg Museum Card, permanent exhibitions are free, but there is an entrance fee for temporary exhibitions.
When you book your hotel in Luxembourg, remember how small the city is, and how easily you can move around. Wherever you stay, whether it’s at mid-range accommodation in Gare Quartier or in more luxury in the north eastern corner of Ville Haute, you’ll be able to get a good few hours in at the MNHA.