Swiss Museum of Transport
This interactive museum in Lucerne has a massive selection of cars, trains and planes - and much more.
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What is the Swiss Museum of Transport?
This museum in Lucerne, called 'Verkehrshaus der Schweiz' in German, is much more than just a museum explaining about modes of transport. Children will love this interactive experience, and so will adults. You can spend a full day on all activities and exhibitions. Here's a selection of what to expect:
- Train enthusiasts will love the model railways, actual steam locomotives, many carriages and a steam powered snow-blower built in 1896.
- In the car hall, you'll see model cars and actual historic cars, race cars, motorbikes and more. There's a crash test for visitors to experience, and an interactive car theatre.
- Learn about the history of navigation.
- The history of Swiss tourism is explained.
- Several aerial cableways are displayed.
- Enjoy a plane simulator or helicopter simulator and see real airplanes in the aviation section.
- The space section explores traveling to Mars, to the moon and more.
- The Arena is a large outdoor area, featuring planes, a large boating pool, play buses, scooters and karts.
- The Media World explains about modern communication. There are exciting virtual experiences such as paragliding, flying and climbing the Matterhorn.
- The i-factory is an interactive permanent exhibition about computer science and what it means for today's society.
- There are temporary exhibitions, for example about logistics around the globe.
- You can watch movies about nature and science in the film theatre with its IMAX screen. An additional entry fee applies.
- The planetarium shows movies about the universe in a large dome. An additional entry fee applies.
- The Swiss Chocolate Adventure is a ride in carriages. You'll learn how chocolate is being made. An additional entry fee applies.
- You can have a bite in the brasserie or in the restaurant.