Our kids do love to visit museums, maybe it's in their genes, or maybe because they became accustomed to it as we visited regularly different museums, galleries and exhibitions ever since with our kids.
On a sunny afternoon in July I decided to go for museum hopping in Diekirch (Northern Luxembourg) which is only about 20 minutes from our home town.
The following museums can be visited in Diekirch, and as it's a quite small town and the museums as well are not huge, you can visit them all in one day.
So, here's the listing:
When writing this post, I checked the website of the municipality of Diekirch to get the links from the museums and noticed, that they even promote Diekirch as 'museum city'.
Two minds, one thought . . .
curtesy of the municipality of Diekirch
Unfortunately the museum of beekeeping and apiculture was closed when we arrived...so we headed to the next one . . .
Honestly, I didn't even know the Historical Museum Diekirch existed, so we didn't visit this one neither.
national museum of military history
The museum was originally created as Diekirch Historical Museum some 30 years ago, dedicated to the Battle of the Bulge.
I remember visiting the museum some 20 years ago with a former work colleague of my late father. This colleague was among a group of volunteers and collectors who created the museum and maintained the collectors items, especially the tanks and engines.
Nowadays the museum has been renovated and extended and still mainly focusses on the Battle of Bulge.
national museum for historic vehicles
This museum was installed 12 years ago in the building of the automobile assembly factory of Jean Wagner.
It's a nice exhibition of vehicles and technology from 19th century to the 1970.
As far as I know, many of the vehicles are still owned by private owners, and the exhibitions changes regularly so that other vehicles can be shown from time to time.
historical museum of the Diekirch brewery
this small exhibitions of relics of the era of the Diekirch beer brewery is located in the same building than the museum for historic vehicles.
It's a collection of lovely souvenirs of the 'original' Diekirch Brewery (fyi: Diekirch is also the name of the beer brand which was/is produced in a brewery close to the railway station in Diekirch. The origins date back to 1871, from 1930 in the buiding close to the railway station.
if you're visiting Diekirch with kids you might be interested in checking out one of the numerous playgrounds, as well as the nature discovery park along the river 'Sauer' . . more info available at the local tourist office.