The Grand Curtius Museum, in Liege

Grand Curtius Museum - Entrance

The Grand Curtius Musum is the place you must visit in Liege if you are fan of archeology, history, art, weapons and museums. Located in the old residence of the arms broker Jean de Corte (Curtius is the latin way of the Surname Corte), it has an impressive collection of 5,200 pieces covering about 7,000 years of history.

The journey takes an order and it is important to follow the instructions in the booklet that is given to us to the entry, since it is divided into several rooms and the path is not always in a straight line. Let us see what we can find in the Grand Curtius.

Visit to the Grand Curtius

Our journey begins in the first floor. Here is the Hall of the Bronze, where we can see decorative items in ceramic and metal from the ancient Romans. In the room of the Renaissance is exposed furniture, exquisitely embroidered tapestries and elaborated carvings in copper. We continue until the Tudor Room where we can admire all the luxury and the elegance of the XIV century. In the following rooms you will find wood carvings, sculptures, bas-reliefs and other objects from the XV and XVI centuries. Here is a book of the X century that belonged to the Bishop Notger.

Then we met with the Lapidary Room, in which we can see sculptures, carved and engravings of the Middle Ages. Some of them, that remember the terrible plague of the black plague, are quite… disturbing. We continue until the Hall of the Tarsias, in which there are some beautiful examples of marquetry of the XVIII century and in the next room, the room Moxhon, we find jewelry, watches and decorations in silver of the centuries XIV to the XIX.

On the second floor there is a large collection of religious objects, coins and various accessories (such as a small bath), as well as tables of several painters of Belgium and France of the eighteenth century. There are also objects in ceramics of several countries such as Germany, France, Saxony or England.

On the third floor we find ourselves with a place dedicated to archeology and prehistory, then we go to the Museum of Glass, in which we will be able to enjoy one of the most complete collections of objects of this material around the world, including glass pieces from the Roman era.

In the case you visit the museum on your own (without the option of the Guide) you have at your disposal the audio guides, which are available in English, French, Dutch and German. Other services offered are accessibility for people with disabilities, a coffee and a souvenir shop of the museum.

Grand Curtius Museum - Collections

Grand Curtius Museum – Collections

Practical Information:

  • Situation: Quai de Maastricht, 13
  • Dates: The museum is closed on 1 March, 1 May, the days 1,2 and 11 November and on 24, 25 and 26 December
  • Timetables: from 10:00 until 18:00
  • Prices: 9 euros for adults, 5 euros for students, groups (minimum 15 persons) and pensioners. The entrance is free on the first Sunday of each month
  • Phone: 00 32 (0)4 221 68 00
  • Official site
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