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Historisches Museum description and photos - Switzerland: Lucerne. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Historisches Museum.
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The Lucerne Historical Museum was opened on 23 May 1986 in the building of the former arsenal, which is located on Pfistergasse in Lucerne. The museum displays artifacts that tell the history of the city and canton of Lucerne. Here, for example, you can see the chain mail of Duke Leopold of Habsburg, who died in the Battle of Sempach in 1386. There are also various antiques used in everyday life (coins, jewelry, toys, dishes, figurines, etc.), as well as historical costumes from the collection of Angelica Sofia Pancho de Bottin, which were previously kept in the Clothing Museum in Utenberg. A detail of the fountain from Weinmarkt Square is kept on the ground floor.
The building that now houses the collection of the Historical Museum, was built in 1567-1568 and was intended to store weapons. In 1983 it was closed for renovation, and three years later it was transferred to the Museum of the History of Lucerne.
For the first time in Lucerne, they started talking about creating their own Historical Museum in the 18th century. However, individual exhibits in his collection began to appear only in the middle of the 19th century. In 1866 the architect Alphonse Pfiffer, who designed the Hotel National in Lucerne, proposed to build a new building for the Historical Museum. Only in 1873, the city council allocated one hall on the first floor of the old Town Hall for a historical exhibition. Five years later, the museum's exposition occupied several rooms, and since 1924 - the adjacent hall, which was used in the old days for storing grain. Nevertheless, in Lucerne, the question of providing the Historical Museum with a more spacious building was constantly discussed. The problem was resolved only when the museum moved to the former arsenal.
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