°Why is the museum named after a beer?"
Although many people think of the brewery when they hear the name Curtius, the museum has existed for much longer. It was the former home of the gunsmith Jean de Corte, known as Curtius, before it was acquired by the city of Liège in 1901 and transformed into a museum in 1909. That's one hundred years in the heart of Liège, allowing the inhabitants and visitors to discover the treasures concealed by the city. Of course, that doesn’t prevent you from enjoying a good beer.
Don’t hesitate to consult the page dedicated to the history of the museum for more information:
°Where can I park?"
Lovers of beautiful cars and other models will be pleased to find all the information on the parking areas below:
°Can I travel to the museum by boat?"
In Liège, anything is possible. A river shuttle service connects the museum to the city’s other gems on an hourly basis, for the modest sum of 1 Euro. All the details below:
°Can I bring my luggage to the museum?"
It depends on the size. The museum has lockers measuring 60x28x45 and 120X28X45 cm. These are located by the bistro. They are suitable for a suitcase whose size is permitted by a low-cost airline. Don’t hesitate to ask the reception staff for more information.
°Can I take selfies in the museum?"
Yes. With the exception of a small number of pieces, for which private lenders have explicitly prohibited the taking of photos and which are clearly indicated by a pictogram, you can take photos in the museum, including selfies. Please note that the use of flash, tripods and/or selfie sticks is prohibited. Otherwise, don’t hesitate to share your experiences on social media.
°Can I eat my chips in the exhibition halls?"
No, this is not allowed. For conservation reasons, eating in the museum is not allowed. Food residue risks attracting insects or rodents, which would have harmful consequences for the works. However, the museum has a bistro on-site.
°This ciborium would look great on my fireplace. Can I borrow it?"
Unfortunately not. The Curtius museum only lends to cultural institutions through agreements. These are mainly loans for temporary exhibitions or storage, which allow requesting institutions to complete their collections. Various curators manage loan requests. This is a great opportunity to discover our heritage outside our walls.
°The museum seems dark. Is there a problem with the bulbs?"
Some works are particularly fragile and sensitive to light. For conservation reasons, the lighting is dimmed. In addition to these conservation measures, the ambiance created in the museum focuses the attention on the works.
°I don’t want to pay. Can I come for free?"
There are no discounts. Don’t hesitate to visit us on the first Sunday of the month, when access to the permanent collections is free.
°I am an important person. Can I have a discount?"
We make no distinction based on the popularity of visitors. However, reduced rates are available for students, senior citizens or article 27. We invite you to consult our pricing policy below:
°Can I spend the night at the museum?"
No. The staff need to rest and the maintenance department needs to clean the halls to make the museum welcoming. Furthermore, at the risk of dispelling a myth, the objects do not come alive at night. However, the museum is accessible to visitors from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday to Sunday, except Tuesday, when we are closed.
°Can I celebrate the New Year at the museum?"
No, unfortunately not. You’ll have to find somewhere else. The museum is accessible all year round, with the exception of public holidays. To avoid turning up when we are closed, we invite you to take a look at our list of closures:
°Even in the auditorium?"
Still no. However, the venue is perfectly suited to cultural events, conferences or film screenings. It has 100 seats and projection equipment. You will need to complete the following form:
°Is the museum accessible to those with reduced mobility?"
Renovated in 2009, the museum has all the necessary adaptations to better accommodate people with reduced mobility.
°How can I keep my hyperactive child entertained?"
The museum's entertainment department will be happy to welcome your child, whoever they may be. Themed visits adapted to all audiences, creative workshops, birthday parties and the cine-museum – our staff are there to allow your children to flourish while learning.
Don’t hesitate to take a look at the activities offered by the museum:
°How can I leave my fortune to the museum?"
Patronage is an important contribution to the life of the museum. It helps to preserve objects and modernise facilities, but also to organise attractive exhibitions. This is a useful action for the museum and its development. You will find more information in the “Supporting the museum” section:
°I would like to put a poster of the Notger gospel in my room. How can I do this?"
A photographer attached to the museum has been taking pictures of the collections for several years, in order to expand our database. Researchers, students, cultural players or other visitors can therefore easily request reproductions of works. Please find the reproduction request form below, as well as the fees due:
° 7000 years of history and so few objects on display? (Provide information on reserves and scientific research)
In general, only 10% of the museum’s artefacts are on display to the public. The rest are conserved in the storerooms. Thus, the objects selected are the most significant. The Grand Curtius museum holds many treasures that are regularly exhibited during temporary exhibitions.
°I speak Hungarian. Do you have any audio guides in this language?"
Unfortunately not, but the information panels for the permanent exhibitions are translated into French, Dutch, English and German. Tablets are also available with explanations in these four languages.
If you have further questions, please send us a message