Historisches Museum Luzern (Lucerne History Museum)

Museum in Lucerne

Luzern Historisches Museum
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Actors guide visitors on captivating theatrical tours of the museum’s collection, offering intriguing insights into the life and culture of Lucerne.

The History Museum is dedicated to displaying, collecting, documenting, and presenting artifacts with cultural-historical and folkloristic significance from the Canton Lucerne and Lake Lucerne Region. The museum takes pride in its relevance and interactive approach. The incorporation of theatrical elements, exhibitions, and events all collaborate to animate the cultural history of the area.

Engaging Theatrical Tours: Every day, skilled actors lead cultural-historical themed theatrical tours. These tours have a duration of 40 minutes and commence at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Individual Exploration: With an impressive array of around 3,000 artefacts, the permanent exhibition is structured using an innovative display warehouse concept. Each item is equipped with a barcode. Visitors can utilize handheld scanners to scan these barcodes, gaining insights into each item and embarking on a journey through the cultural history of Central Switzerland.

The Danse Macabre on the Spreuer Bridge: A captivating scene unfolds on the Spreuer Bridge – the Dance of Death. In 1637, Caspar Meglinger completed his baroque cycle of paintings that vividly portray the ephemeral nature of life and the omnipresence of death. Death is depicted as universal, claiming individuals of all ages and walks of life – the young and old, nuns and Popes, aristocrats and servant girls.

An audio guide accompanies visitors on their exploration of the Dance of Death through the History Museum, across the Spreuer Bridge to Mühlenplatz, and back. Historical commentary is accompanied by evocative music to enhance the experience.

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Visiting Historisches Museum Luzern (Lucerne History Museum)


Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m


Adults: CHF 10.00

Address: Historisches Museum Luzern, Pfistergasse, Lucerne, Switzerland
Duration: 20 minutes

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