Museums to visit in Liège
Liège has a large number of exciting museums and rich collections. Many interesting exhibitions and cultural events are in store for you.
The Grand Curtius, for example, is certainly worth a visit. It houses an incredible collection of works which give an insight into the region's artistic and cultural richness.
In an entirely renovated structure, the Museum of Walloon Life exhibits a series of objects and documents illustrating the history of Wallonia and the life of its inhabitants. The Walloon Art Museum gives pride of place to regional works of art, from the Renaissance right up to today. In particular, you can see famous works by Delvaux and Magritte.
The Ansembourg Museum (Museum of Archaeology and Decorative Arts) is dedicated to 18th-century decorative arts, while the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC), in Parc de la Boverie, dates back to 1905, the year the universal exhibition came to Liège. The museum has over 700 works from impressionists and contemporary artists, such as Alechinsky.
Tchantchès Museum is also worth a visit. It is dedicated to the most famous puppet of the 19th century, who embodies the rebellious spirit of the Liège people. You can attend performances of Charlemagne or the Chanson de Roland.
With museums for science, art, music and botany, there's something for everyone
Don't forget the greenhouses or the arboretum in the Botanical Garden of Liège either. Its Victorian style and its park with over 170 varieties of trees and 5000 plant species are worth a look.
If you're a fan of science and technology, don't miss a visit to the House of Science, the Liège Aquarium-Museum, which is perfect if you're planning a family trip, and the Embarcadère du Savoir, centre for scientific, technical and industrial culture.
And finally, concert, theatre and opera lovers have a choice between the Théâtre Royal de Liège (Opéra Royal de Wallonie) and the Forum.
The Opéra royal de Wallonie was founded in 1818 and can seat up to 1,600 people. Its architect, Auguste Duckers, took inspiration from the Théâtre de l’Odéon, in Paris. The Forum, built in 1922, is another beautiful example of Art Nouveau architecture. On the programme: ballets, jazz, classical concerts et modern music.