6 Museums to explore in Lucerne
The oldest traces of humans in the Lucerne area are stone artifacts and cave bear bones found in the Steigelfadbalm cave on Mt. Rigi from the Middle Paleolithic or about 30,000 BC. Other animal bones including mammoth, reindeer and giant deer from the local glacial maximum have also been found in Lucerne.
A small museum located close to the Lion monument, the Alpineum can only be accessed through a gift shop. The museum has an old-world charm and offers yet another view of the spectacular country. There are also so many interesting things to see in and around this museum.
The History Museum displays, collects, documents and mediates artefacts of cultural-historical and folkloristic interest culled from the Canton Lucerne and Lake Lucerne Region. The museum prides itself on its topicality and interactiveness. Theatrical interventions, exhibitions and events all conspire to bring the cultural history of the region to life.
The Natural History Museum shows how nature has evolved in an engaging, entertaining and interactive way. Its three floors are divided into various areas focused on animate and inanimate nature. Every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Natural History Museum runs special sessions for children, during which they explore various aspects of nature. The topic changes on a monthly basis.
Richard Wagner is one of the most famous composers in the history of music. The Landhaus, in which Wagner created a number of his works, is now a museum containing photographs, paintings, and a valuable collection of scores and letters illustrating the life and work of the artist. The centerpiece of the collection is the Erard grand piano. The museum also puts on temporary exhibitions alongside the permanent Wagner collection on display. These focus on aspects of his work and times.
The Rosengart Collection Lucerne brings together over 300 Classic Modernist and Impressionist works of art. A circuit of the museum extends over three floors. Experience some inspiring moments surrounded by wonderful art . This exquisite collection moved into its new and utterly coherent home in what is a former branch of the Swiss National Bank in March 2002.
The Swiss Museum of Transport takes a fascinating, interactive look at the development of transport and mobility on road, rail and water, not forgetting air and space travel. On display are more than 3,000 objects, simulators, multimedia shows and interactive exhibits occupying an area some 20,000 m2 in size.