The Archeological Museum of Arlon features one of the biggest collections of Gallo Roman sculptures in Europe. In the Museum you can find more than 425 sculptures from funerary monuments and civilian buildings. Visiting the Museum during your stay at our 4* hotel in Arlon will provide you with an amazing journey back in time.
Archeological Museum of Arlon
The Archeological Museum is a part of the Archeological Institute of Luxemburg. It is located in a building at the Rue des Martyrs, formally known as “Maison Garnier”.
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The Gallo Roman Lapidary Gallery is the largest of its kind in Belgium. It offers the best quality artefacts. Arlon was from origin a Roman settlement with the name “Oralaunum vicus”. The culture in this settlement was a fusion of Gallic and Roman habits.
In the Museum you will find sculptured reliefs that provides scenes of the daily Gallo Roman lifestyle. The different scenes you can find are authentic testimonies of how people used to live during the Antiquity. You can discover their habits, trades, agriculture and their original clothes.
The objects that are displayed are ceramics, potteries, personal adornments, tools, glasses and weapons. Many objects were discovered during excavations in the old city of Arlon. The Gallo Roman Lapidary section includes the impressive Relief of Travellers and the Vervicius monument. The Vervicius monument shows a fight scene between Achilles and Hector.
The Museum also has a Frankish gallery that displays the objects they recovered from the tombs of Merovingian dignitaries out of the 6th and 7th century after Christ. These dignitaries where contemporaries of King Clovis. The gallery displays gold jewelry, Damascus steel swords, coffins and vases.
The Archaeological Museum offers temporary exhibitions and different activities for every age. The site is accessible for visitors with special needs. For children there is a special playground.
The opening hours are from Tuesday to Saturday, between 9 am and 12 am and from 1 pm to 5.30 pm. Every Sunday and on public holidays the Museum is open between 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm. from For more information you can visit the website.
When you have some free time left or when it is a rainy day then the Archaeological Museum is worth a visit. Wander around in history and imagine how different the daily life was compared to nowadays. After your visit to the Museum you can enjoy a drink or have a nice dinner in our hotel restaurant in Arlon.