Curtius Museum
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Liege , Belgium

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Situated in the historic centre of Liege, the 'Grand Curtis' brings together on one site the collections from the Museums of Archaeology, Decorative Arts, Religious and Mosan Arts, Weapons and Glass.

Apart from the chronological tour tracing the development of the Liege area from prehistoric times to the present, several other tours are offered to the visitor based on various themes: Egyptology, glass, weapons, religions and spirituality.

Description :

  • The Curtius Museum is a museum of archaeology and decorative arts, located on the bank of the Meuse River in Liege, classified as aMajor Heritage of Wallonia.

  • It was built sometime between 1597 and 1610 as a private mansion for Jean Curtius, industrialist and munitions supplier to the Spanish army.

  • With its alternating layers of red brick and natural stone, and its cross-mullioned windows, the building typifies the regional style known as the Mosan (or Meuse) Renaissance.