The L Museum: Louvain-La-Neuve's university museum

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  • L Museum, former science library (architect André Jacqmain) in Louvain-La-Neuve
  • Museum & discovery

Located Place des Sciences, Louvain-la-Neuve's university museum or L Museum, invites you to discover its rich interdisciplinary collections. This new cultural and art space has found its home in the former Science and Technology Library, at the very heart of the student district.

A fascinating collection

Masterpieces (by Rembrandt, Goya, Picasso, Magritte, Alechinsky...), natural history specimens, archaeological and anthropological artefacts, scientific machines and inventions... Going from one object to the other in Museum L is a real invite to connecting different thoughts and dreaming.

Three "experimental labs" allow the public to understand how these many gems were conceived. Visitors will also find printed guides along the way or can borough media guides (for a fee) from reception.

The L museum trail

There are 5 themes to explore, each reflecting the path taken by inventors and designers. Visitors will marvel at a curiosity cabinet, wonder about many mysteries with Louvain-la-Neuve's researchers, learn how to share knowledge and information such as writings and calculations, be moved by art gems from different eras (from antiquity to the 20th century) and contemplate real masterpieces from a collector's point of view.

An exceptional building

Architect André Jacqmain designed this 2 580 m² modern building back in 1975. The period furniture, created by Jules Wabbes, is still partly in use to this day.

The site aims at providing an escape from real life, at being a welcoming, convivial cocoon where visitors can find reading and picnic areas. There also is a delightful boutique and cafés on site.

Visitors with specific needs

Please click here to see the list of facilities and activities accessible to visitors with reduced mobility. Wallonia has developed the Access-i program to give travellers a clear understanding of what the infrastructures offer.

Please note, on this site:

  • If you are blind or visually impaired: audio guides are available at reception
  • If you have difficulties understanding: Support documents, easy to read, are available from reception.

Make sure to add this peaceful museum to your bucket list!

 

Schedule

From 01 January to 31 December 2018.

Tuesdays to Fridays: from 9.30 am to 5 pm.
Weekends: from 11 am to 5 pm.
Late opening the third Thursday of the month, till 10 pm.

Closed Mondays, July 21st, August 15th, December 24th to January 1st included.

Groups: 20 persons max, booking required.

Price

Free fisrt month's sunday
Free for children under 12, members of the UCL, UCL students, Friends of the L Museum, Amicale des pensionnés of the UCL, teachers, journalists.

Facilities

Services

  • Audioguide
  • Library or document centre
  • Educational service

Equipement

  • Access for PRM (autodeclared)
  • Shop
  • Car parking
  • Cycle rack
  • Parking

Visites

FR - EN - NL
Audioguide/mobile app/tablet
The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.