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Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art (MUDAM)
Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art (MUDAM)

Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art (MUDAM)

3 Park Drai Eechelen, Luxembourg

The Basics

MUDAM’s asymmetrical modern building contains three floors that hold the most important collection of modern art in Luxembourg. After entering the bright atrium, move through galleries that display contemporary photography, sculptures, graphic design, paintings, and textile arts. The museum also features a number of outdoor sculptures in Parc Drai Eechelen as well as sweeping views of Old Town from the top floor.

While the museum is best explored at a leisurely pace, a private tour of Luxembourg allows you to tack a stop at MUDAM onto the day’s customized itinerary. Alternatively, take the Luxembourg City hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus to the museum.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • MUDAM is ideal for lovers of modern and contemporary art.

  • Purchase entry tickets in advance online to avoid waiting at the door.

  • Download the MUDAM mobile app for an overview of the building’s architecture, a virtual tour of Parc Drai Eechelen, and a calendar of special events.

  • Free guided tours are available in English, French, German, and Luxembourgish. English-language tours, capped at five people, are typically offered on Wednesdays at 7pm and Sundays at 11am.

  • The museum provides free coat check and Wi-Fi.

  • Mudam Café offers a selection of regional and local specialties. It is open from 12pm to 3pm on weekdays and 11am to 3pm on weekends.

  • The museum is accessible to wheelchair users.

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How to Get There

From Luxembourg City center, MUDAM is a scenic 30-minute walk through Parc Drai Eechelen. The nearest transit stops are Philharmonie/Mudam on the tram and Rout Bréck/Pafendall on buses 1 and 16. By car, take Avenue John F. Kennedy to Rue du Fort Thungen; two parking garages are located within walking distance of the museum.

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When to Get There

MUDAM is open from 10am to 6pm Thursday to Monday and 10am to 9pm Wednesday. While busiest on weekends, the museum rarely feels overly crowded. Stay late on Wednesday, when Mudam Café puts on free live concerts and performances from 6pm to 11pm.

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Fort Thungen

MUDAM is built into the ruins of Fort Thungen, a historic fortress erected in 1732 to protect the city against invaders. The museum’s architect, I. M. Pei, designed the building as an extension of the fort that would sync the ancient and modern together.

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