We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Forchstrasse 260, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41(0)44 3802162
Improve this listing
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Wed 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 32 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
  • 11
    Very good
  • 9
  • 0
  • 0
Small but interesting museum

The museum features a collection of the trams which were used in Zurich, a wonderful collection of old pictures of the town and other tram-related objects. The museum is quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Zurich, Switzerland
Add Photo Write a Review

32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The museum features a collection of the trams which were used in Zurich, a wonderful collection of old pictures of the town and other tram-related objects. The museum is quite small and it is definitely not on the "must do in Zurich" list, so don't expect too much! But I think is a must if you live in Zurich! :)

Thank rezzoswiss
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
152 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Okay we have the London Transport Museum in London where you can drive a tube train in a virtual world, but I remember the transport museum in Clapham and it was not so different. This museum has horse drawn trams and trams through history, trams are the lifeblood of Zurich and here you can seen their development and meet people... More 

Thank FinnFitz
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

We visited the museum on our last day in Switzerland before catching our flight. The museum itself is rather small, based in what used to be the Tram depot for the surrounding area. Admission was CHF10 per adult, a little steep for what the museum was. The teams were very interesting to look around and were in pristine condition. There... More 

Thank Joseph646
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
94 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I live in Zurich and have gone to this place a number of times when the weather was bad on a Sunday and we didn't know what to do with the energy of our young kids. This is a great place for children to run around and climb on old trams, with the place being small enough for the parents... More 

Thank zurichgrad
Level Contributor
155 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Although the descriptions are all in German, it is easy to make sense of this small museum packed with trams. The curator is full of information and you can go on almost every tram - many of which are still in use. A good place to take children in bad weather.

Thank Buckster21
Level Contributor
60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

There isn't a lot to do in Zurich when it's wet (except shopping) so we visited here as we have a general love of old trains and trams. ItS not very large as housed in an old depot and could do with having more history of trams and how they were made etc. as it is it has a number... More 

Thank HopefulHitchin
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The tram museum is very small with showcasing different models of trams over the years. Kids under 5 are free. I found my kids are usually just stuck at the wooden train track station for a long time instead of checking out the trams. I would not say it's a must visit place, but if your kids love trams/trains and... More 

Thank Prudence Y
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
110 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We went with two small kids and what we actually did was: running after the kids, helped them a bit to push the small cobra tram (great experience for the kids) and lift them into the old trams. The museum isn't only interesting for the kids but as well for adults. You can find a lot of interesting old trams,... More 

1 Thank Marcus Z
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The old workshop and depot the museum is loacted is worth a visit as it haouses an exhibition of old and well restored trams that operated in Zurich over the last two centuries. The exhibition ist small - takes around an hour to visit based on personal interest.

Thank techdealer
Stamford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
94 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

You need to be a train/transportation enthusiast to really enjoy the museum and tram ride. Located a bit out of downtown (the 11 tram/bus stops right in front) the museum has a number of older sample cars (and a model tram set up in the upstairs). You can put on a hard hat and climb under a tram. the older... More 

1 Thank MarkNancy

Travelers who viewed Tram-Museum Zurich also viewed

Zurich, Canton of Zurich
Zurich, Canton of Zurich

Been to Tram-Museum Zurich? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tram-Museum Zurich staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?