Transport Museum - Central Switzerland

Great fun for all ages

 
About Transport Museum

Available: all year round.

Costs

Tell Pass/Swiss Travel Pass: FREE travel.

Half Fare Card: half price bus/train/boat travel. 

Entrance payable locally: Museum 32 Sfr per adult and 12 Sfr 6-16 years. 50% discount with the Swiss Travel Pass, 20% with the Tell Pass.

Upgrade to additional entry to the Planetarium for 12 Sfrs/7 Sfrs, the Chocolate Adventure for 12 Sfrs/7 Sfrs and the Film Theatre for 14 Sfrs/12 Sfrs. 

The Lucerne Transport Museum is one of the most popular attractions in the country and an experience not to be missed. Here you can discover the history and future of transport by rail, road, water, air and space. More than 3000 objects are displayed in an area exceeding 20,000m² and many of the exhibits are interactive, delighting children and adults alike. 


Highlights

Museum areas

The Museum is divided into distinct areas for Rail, Road, Air, Water and Cable Cars. You can climb aboard actual historic and modern vehicles for each area and in the Space area there are life size recreations. The Museum has interactive experiments & games and information in English throughout.

Media Factory

Experience a radio and TV studio, a news wall, a blue box and much more besides from the world of modern communication.

i-factory

A fully interactive way for all ages to exploring information technology, including coding and plenty of games and quizzes.

Swissarena

Get a different perspective of the country as you walk across the 1:20,000 aerial photograph.

Traffic garden

Children can drive around a training track in pedal carts and have fun learning about road signs and how to use a roundabout!

Construction area

This unique play and learning platform uses interactive mini excavators, shovels and transporters spread over an area of 450m² of a road construction site.

Micro Scooters

Several of the famous Swiss designed scooters are available for visitors to speed around the arena and get from one exhibition hall to another. Free to use. 

Restaurants

The Mercato Bar serves hot drinks and light snacks, while the self-service restaurant offers Swiss specialities, pizza, pasta and sandwiches. The Restaurant Piccard is a more leisurely experience. The Filmtheater Lounge is popular for a drink before your spellbinding cinematic experience.

Gift shop

Plenty of transport toys and books, and vast containers full of Swiss chocolates!

Chocolate Adventure

A multimedia exhibition for all the senses, produced in conjunction with Lindt. Discover the history, production and transportation of delicious Swiss chocolate, from the cocoa grown in the rain forests to the end product in your hand (tasting is included!). Minimum age 6 years. English commentary. 

Planetarium

State-of-the-art technology conjures up an breathtaking starry sky on the 18m dome of the planetarium. You can also experience an unforgettable space walk from the comfort of your seat. Fascinating for the young and old.  

Film theatre

The largest screen in Switzerland! Spend 40 minutes exploring the world of nature and engineering - examples include 'To the Arctic' and 'Galapogas 3D' and 'Rocky Mountain Express'. There is also an evening programme showing current movies.


Directions

From Lucerne railway station it takes 8 minutes by train or 10 minutes by bus to the 'Verkehrshaus' stop.

You can also take a cruise across the bay from Lucerne boat station to the 'Verkehrshaus-Lido' or walk 30 minutes along the lakeside promenade. The transport museum is open 10.00-18.00 in summer and 10.00-17.00 in winter.

More excursions in the region

There are numerous wonderful days out to enjoy in this beautiful area. From incomparable mountain vistas to leisurely cruises on a nostalgic paddle steamer, walks through stunning scenery and a whole host of fabulous journeys on mountain railways, cable cars and funiculars.

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Your choice of resorts

The heart of Switzerland is blessed with beautiful lakes and mountains views. You can choose to stay in charming Lucerne, from which it is all easily accessible, or opt for a more peaceful village beside the lake or up in the mountains.

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