Museum L

Belgium’s first large-scale university museum, Museum L brings together 1,500 of the 20,000 works in its collections. Unexpected encounters, questioning the world and our humanity… An entire programme.

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Invent. Debate.
Quite an art.

Pushing open the door of Museum L means thousands of encounters between science and the arts. Museum L seeks to start a dialogue between works of art, objects from civilisations and scientific inventions, while favouring experimentation and direct contact with the works.

20,000 Works

Explore the 3,830 m² of publicly accessible space spread over 6 floors and discover the collections from 5 continents ranging from prehistory to the 20th century.
Museum L is a place for encounters, exchange and discovery of other people and their culture. It brings together works of art, natural history specimens, archaeological and ethnographic objects and scientific inventions.

Musée L@FTBW (69)
Musée L@FTBW (26)

New Emotions

Museum L is clearly not a museum like any other!
Don’t be surprised to see a Buddha rubbing shoulders with a medieval Christ or ancient writings in front of calculating machines… Museum L is a place of exchange and life, dedicated to emotion and exploration, breaking with a narrow vision of reality. You will be able to handle, touch and even play with the works.

For more information

Museum L contains three labs so you can experiment with engraving, sculpture and colour techniques.

The Museum L, it’s also…

musee-l

It is an emblematic building of Belgian modern architecture built by André Jacqmain. Formerly the Science and Technology Library of the Catholic University of Leuven, the building was completely renovated in 2017.

Musée L@FTBW (78)

Permanent and temporary exhibitions and also lectures, concerts, afterwork activities, creative workshops, night-time events, courses, birthday parties and much more…

Musée L@FTBW (74) (Large)

Thematic tours to explore the collections. You can choose between different themes for your visit: religion, history of the university, Belgian art, engraving, conservation of the works, etc.

Museum L offers tools appropriate for all audiences, regardless of age or barriers owing to disability. Young visitors can explore the museum’s collections through play and art activities.

Practical information

Musée L

Place des Sciences, 3/L6. 07.01
1348 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve

Tel. +3210474841

info@museel.be

www.museel.be

www.instagram.com/musee_universitaire_louvain

Visit language : English, French, Dutch

Accessible People with limited mobility

Qualité Wallonie

Opening

From Tuesday to Friday: 9:30 am till 5 pm.

Weekends and holidays: 11 am till 5 pm.

3rd Thursday of the month, late opening until 10 pm.

Closed on 1/01, 21/07, 15/08, 24/12 and 25/12.

Prices

Adult: €8

Senior: €6

Group of minimum 10 people: €4

13-25 years old, person with handicap: €3

Article 27: €1.25

0-12 years old, UCLouvain member and student, Friend of the L Museum, teacher: free

€2 : mediaguide


Museum L seeks a dialogue between the arts and sciences,
between cultures, between eras, between objects,
to experience the complexity and beauty of the world.