Archives nationales de Luxembourg / Luxemburger Nationalarchiv

  • National Archives Luxemburg
  • Archives du Gouvernement (1840-1958)
  • Regierungsarchiv (1840-1958)
  • Staatsarchiv Luxemburg (1940-1944)
  • Archives de l'Etat (1958-1988)
  • ANLux


The National Archives have the status of cultural institute and fall under the authority of the Ministry of Culture (Act of 25 June 2004 on the reorganization of cultural institutions of the State). They are dedicated to preserving the historical heritage of the country, whose roots go back to the County of Luxembourg, which became the Duchy in 1354 and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in 1815. The National Archives keep the records of ministries and government administrations of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg as well as records from notaries and courts. In addition to public records, they also have a large number of private funds. The National Archives archive about 45 linear km. They receive an average of 4,200 readers per year in their two reading rooms. A specialized library of 30,000 volumes allow readers to better understand the historical context of the original documents.

Archival and Other Holdings

The contemporary section of the National Archives include the archives of the late 19th century to the present day. Next to the govermental, ministerial and public administration archival funds, the contemporary section provides the researcher with several iconographic (photos and posters on the Second World War, the labor movement and other topics) and audiovisual archives (oral testimonies of the Second World War, the Spanish Civil War and the Belgian Congo as well as videotapes on historical subjects). In addition, the National Archives have a large collection of private funds classified as "miscellaneous funds."

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

The website contains an online finding aid. However, not all inventories available in the archive have yet been integrated.

Opening Times

Monday to Friday: 9:00 - 11:45 / 13:00 - 17:45 hrs Saturday: 9:00 - 11:45 hrs

Conditions of Access

The archives of the contemporary section are freely available to the public after a period of 30 years from the date of the document. However, longer consultation times are provided for certain documents containing medical information, legal, private, professional or affecting the security of the state (cf. regulation g-d of 15 January 2001 on the consultation of archives to national Archives).