Archéoforum de Liege

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Archéoforum de Liege
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Right in the heart of the city, beneath Place Saint-Lambert, lies one of the largest urban archaeological sites in Europe. The Archéoforum is a major heritage site which gives a unique view of the history of the City and its Principality with a new itinerary full of mystery, surprises and things to be learnt. The project, designed for children and grown-ups alike, is the perfect starting place for visits to Liège. Children and grown-ups, the amateurs and the curious, at the Archéoforum there is a place for everyone to learn about the evolution of the Ardent City from its origins to the present day. Equipped with an interactive tablet (iPad) or with an experienced guide at your side, you will discover the traces left by the first inhabitants of the region during prehistory, the remains of an imposing Roman villa, the crypt built on the site of the assassination of Saint Lambert and the foundations of the various churches and cathedrals which symbolised the power of the Principality over almost 1,000 years. A brand-new scenography with a strong educational flavour showcases never-seen-before archaeological pieces and dynamic recreations. The site is excavated regularly and hosts original exhibitions focusing on the evolution of societies.
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Martha P
Thessaloniki Region, Greece30 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
The site is still excavating so you don't have full access. But you can see enough archaeological layers of the city and there are enough labels to guide you through this travel back on time. If you have some time to spare during your visit in liege you could go.
Written December 20, 2018
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Magdalena P
Isle of Wight, UK3 contributions
May 2016 • Family
It is great for families with school kids and for adults interested in history. You will be given iPad and you can chose which language you want. There is short information for kids and full info for adults. Also a quiz! There is a lot to see and to learn about history of this interesting city. Perfect for raining day! The staff is very helpful.
Written June 3, 2016
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Akimbeau
Los Angeles50 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
If they're available I like starting my visit in a new city at the local archeology-oriented museum. Great way to get big historical context before I start in on churches, art museums, etc. Sometimes this type of museum creates exhibits to tell the archeo history of a place. This museum is actually a dig site that's been organized for visitors. (Cool) It's very family friendly, with an iPad self guided tour that includes spoken narration + written + extra videos. Well done and interesting. And now I know why there's a huge open square in the center of Liege. (No spoiler alert here...go to Archeforum and you can find out too!)
Written June 5, 2015
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ericvangucht
Bloomington, IN121 contributions
Jul 2019
We got lost for a few minutes at the beginning (there's a glass door that you go in after going down a set of stairs). After we got our bearings, we saw a lot of interesting exhibits about artifacts found in Liege. They were color-coded depending on how old they were. Some dated from prehistoric times!

Located underneath the Place Saint-Lambert, it's a nice distraction. Archaeology admittedly isn't my favorite, but I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
Written August 11, 2019
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TimDiggle
Harrogate, UK179 contributions
Jul 2017 • Solo
Underneath the bustling Place St Lambert lie the remains of no less than 3 cathedrals and a roman villa all of which would have been lost had an early 20th century redevelopment of the area not been stopped.

The dig is still live, the floors occasionally uneven, ceilings often low and parts are fairly dark though it is never claustrophobic. A fascinating record of the early history of the Prince Bishopric of Liege.

Entry is inexpensive at 6€ but ignore the signposts around the Square as none of them actually points at the entrance. Just walk onto the square near the bus tunnel entrance and look for the flag which points to the door.
Written July 17, 2017
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RHAHJ
Nijmegen, The Netherlands1,977 contributions
Mar 2015
This is quite a large archeological site in the center of Liège. There are wall remains from all eras starting with the Roman era, 1st century AD. Objects from even earlier times are on display.
Written November 27, 2015
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Leon Wagemans
Vionnaz, Switzerland378 contributions
Nov 2018
The museum is interesting, not finished yet but it shows already great possibilities. The didactic tools to show the timetable is ok, the history of the cathedral and life around interesting. Be aware of your head.
Written March 5, 2019
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EDijksma
Gelderland Province, The Netherlands9 contributions
Feb 2018 • Family
Archeoforum shows visitors the history of Liege from the pre-historicage till today. In en underground setting so you can see the remains where they were found.
Visitors go round with an ipad, there is a children's version as well with less text and games to play.
Grown-ups can get more info. The info is both on screen to read and you can listen to it. We spent an enjoyable hour underground.
Very reasonable prices: 13 euros for a family of 4.
Written February 18, 2018
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jlv76461
Toronto, Canada9 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
While visiting family in Liege they took us to the Archeoforum de Liege. It was worth taking the time during our sort visit in Liege to learn more about the history of the city. Informative and interesting.
Written January 5, 2018
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Elena B
7 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
This museum is completely underground and shows some of the amazing history buried underneath the city streets. It's not too long and well-worth a visit.
Written October 7, 2016
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