On Saturday, October 14th, the city of Luxembourg celebrates the 22nd edition of its traditional Museum Night. Seven of the city’s most prestigious museums will open their doors from 5:00 pm to 1:00 am, showcasing an eclectic mix of performances, DJs, workshops, special tours, and culinary delights!
As with every second weekend of October, the traditional Museum Night takes place in Luxembourg City. This event has grown to become one of the annual cultural highlights in the Grand Duchy. The concept is simple: you buy a single ticket and you’re granted access to all seven participating museums from 5:00 pm until 01:00 am.
Not only can visitors explore the city’s top museums during the nighttime atmosphere, but they can also enjoy a diverse accompanying program that includes music, live performances, exclusive tours, and delicious culinary treats. The participating museums are the seven gems of the “Museum(s)mile”: Villa Vauban, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg City Museum, Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art, Musée national d’histoire naturelle, Musée Dräi Eechelen, and MUDAM.
These museums are located both in the old town and on the Kirchberg plateau. Energetic visitors can undertake the nighttime journey on foot. However, the city also offers more comfortable transportation options, with a special emphasis on eco-friendliness this year. Apart from electric bicycles, the city provides free shuttle busses, with this year making the debut of fully electric minibuses. Of course, visitors can also use normal public transport like the tram and various bus routes. Additionally, several municipalities are offering night buses for a safe journey home.
But the eco-friendly initiatives aren’t solely limited to transport. The event predominantly utilised digital advertising campaigns, and for any printed flyers and posters, only recycled materials were used. Culinary options focus on regional, local, organic, and vegan dishes served with reusable tableware. Single-use gadgets or plastic promotional items were entirely avoided.
Tickets for the event are available in advance online at luxembourg-ticket.lu and can also be purchased at the door on the evening. For more details and individual museum programs, check out the official website: nuit-des-musees.lu.