According to data published by LISER, 6 out of 10 people currently living in Luxembourg have visited at least one of the country’s cultural heritage sites or museums in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic did not deter people’s interested in history and culture.
The number of people visiting these sites and historical objects has been growing steadily since 1999. At the same time a typical museum visitor in the Grand Duchy is only getting younger. Two out of three visitors these days are in the 25-44 y.o. age bracket.
Sociodemographic factors still play a big role in how likely one is to go to museums or visit cultural heritage sites, LISER’s analysis states. The most obvious ones are education, chosen profession and income. In Luxembourg most visitors come from a privileged social category.
Palaces and churches are the most well-loved types of cultural heritage sites in Luxembourg. Historical parks and gardens are next, and museums take third place. History and culture on display is well-regarded. About 80% of visitors on average consider their educational or recreational trip a sound success.