About the Museum
Discover the history of the fortress of Luxembourg through unique and exceptional objects presented in the permanent exhibition. Travel back in time and meet fascinating characters who have marked more than 500 years of Luxembourg history. Embark on other captivating adventures with temporary exhibitions.
In 1996, the Chamber of Deputies' Committee on Media, Research and Culture referred in its report on the draft of the first law on the installation of a Luxembourg Fortress Museum in the from Fort Thüngen that:
"The attachment of Luxembourgers to a testimony of the past such as Fort Thüngen is legitimate. It is, in fact, a unique historical site in our country, living witness of the history of Luxembourg. It was therefore appropriate to follow the general desire to preserve the Fort and to give the building a vocation adapted to its historical value. It was also necessary to integrate the building into the general urban development project of the Kirchberg district and to give it a leading role in Luxembourg cultural tourism .
In this respect, the project of the installation of a Museum of the Fortress is presented as a happy solution, both in terms of the rehabilitation and the assignment of the site as well as its integration in the urban setting. "
In the spirit of the project's designers, the Vauban and Wenzel circuits will be "the prelude to the fortress museum, which will be the culmination and culmination of the illustration of the history of the fortress. of Luxembourg.
Hence the interest of the Fortress Museum, whose purpose is not to show, but to tell and explain the specificity of the Luxembourg Fortress with regard to the history of the city, the territorial formation of the country and the cultural identity of the Nation "
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Denise Hastert)