Archaeological collection Dudelange

Dig up history!

The castle ruins of Johannisberg lead far back into the past. Its archaeological finds from several eras are on display in the Musée Municipal. Our concept for the redesign of the exhibition dramaturgically unites the museum and the Johannisberg and thus creates an attractive visitor experience for young and old.

Research in the Archaeology Lab

The exhibition offers an introduction: Here the finds from different times are displayed in the context of an epoch wall. Through supplementary pictures and drawings, visitors gain insights into the historical environments from which the finds originate. In the Archaeology Lab, visitors can conduct their own research and immerse themselves in the history of the castle and the city.

With the researcher's backpack up to the castle

The site of the castle ruin offers space for practical use. Especially children and teenagers – equipped with pickaxe, north arrow, string and spirit level – can take action here. In combination with museum educational activities, such as guided tours or summer camps, they try out archaeological working methods: From searching to finding, restoring, classifying, exploring and presenting. Visitors can explore the surrounding forest on a hiking trail with archaeological information and a skill trail.

Still neatly hung up, the research backpacks are waiting to be used.
The former castle and the life of the past can be explored.
Certainly not everything has been found yet! Children can dig up in archaeology camps - very professional.
How was it actually built? The visitors try themselves as stonemasons.
From the tower you can enjoy the view.
The view is not only the present: virtual reality glasses bring the former castle back to life.


Project development

  • Concept and feasibility study
  • Analysis of economic efficiency
  • Visit forecast

Conception and scenography

  • Positioning and thematization
  • Further development of visit dramaturgy and Main Idea
  • Content development and exhibition concept
  • Media conception and storyboarding

Design and planning

  • Architecture
  • Exhibition design

Project information

  • Client: Ville de Dudelange -Luxembourg
  • Execution period: 2016

Contact person

Nina Sperling