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Luxembourg Museum Days will take place on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May 2024, with 37 museums open to the public.

This will be a free-of-charge opportunity to discover permanent and temporary exhibitions, workshops, activities and guided tours in various national museums. Special programmes will be organised on the occasion, with musical performances, activities for children, guided tours and more.

The event’s first edition, 27 years ago, received 2,500 visitors whilst last year 17,342 took advantage of the Museum Days.

International Museum Day is a unique moment for the international museum community, organised every year since 1977 by Luxembourg National Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Traditionally, International Museum Day is organised on 18 May and the museums participating in the celebration of this day organise events and activities around this date: the objective being to meet at the museum. International Museum Day brings together more and more museums around the world. This year's theme is Museums, Education and Research, which highlights the central role of cultural institutions in providing a holistic educational experience. This day is an opportunity to promote a more conscious, more sustainable and more inclusive world, the organisers in Luxembourg noted.

Museums are dynamic educational centres that foster curiosity, creativity and critical thinking. In 2024, the event aims to highlight their contribution to research, providing a platform for the exploration and dissemination of new ideas. From art and history to science and technology, museums are “vital spaces where education and research converge to shape our understanding of the world”.

The Luxembourg Museum Days 2024 are organised by ICOM Luxembourg, the Luxembourg National Council of ICOM, in collaboration with the Luxembourg museums that are members of ICOM, and with the financial support of Enovos.

All participating museums with their special programmes and free offers are described on the website dedicated to the event: Note that certain activities require prior reservation with the participating museums.

International Museum Day unites more and more museums around the world. In Luxembourg, it is coordinated by ICOM Luxembourg and implemented in close cooperation with the "state museums" as well as with local museums, members of ICOM.

International Museum Day 2023 will focus on sustainability and well-being in museums. According to ICOM Luxembourg, museums make an essential contribution to the well-being and sustainable development of local communities. As established institutions and central parts of the social fabric, they are distinctively positioned to inspire change, whether by supporting climate action, fostering inclusion tackling social isolation or improving mental health, noted ICOM.

As part of the Luxembourg Museum Days, ICOM Luxembourg will present a selection of five member museums from different parts of the country: the Mudam Luxembourg, The Contemporary Art Museum of Luxembourg, in Luxembourg-Kirchberg, the Musée littéraire Victor-Hugo (Victor Hugo literary museum), the National Museum of the Art of Brewing in Wiltz, the Kulturhuef Museum in Grevenmacher and the Grand Ducal Police Museum in Capellen.

The full weekend programme and more information are available on the website dedicated to the event:

Note that some activities will require prior reservation with the participating museums.

The Luxembourg Museum Days will take place on 18 and 19 May from 10:00 to 18:00. Admission is free for all.