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Address: Lidostrasse, 5, Lucerne 6006, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41413704444
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Open to discoverers. Experience in interesting and diverse ways the...

Open to discoverers. Experience in interesting and diverse ways the development of transport and mobility by road, rail and water as well as in the air and outer space - yesterday, today and in the future. Technical achievements enable us to be mobile and shape our lives. It is only the mental agility of tinkerers, inventors and explorers that has made people as mobile as they are today. The fascinating history of transport and its vehicles together with their socio-political effects on our culture are the key themes of the Swiss Museum of Transport. More than 3000 objects displayed in an area exceeding 20,000 m² are witnesses to a moving history in the most literal sense and point to future challenges in the field of transport and mobility. Filmtheatre - The largest screen in Switzerland: Spending 40 minutes exploring a strange world, seeing the very small in close up, the very large in its true size and experiencing a whole new film dimension. Planetarium: Travel with us through the realm of the stars. No matter what the outside weather, with state-of-the-art technology we will conjure up an impressive starry sky on the dome of our planetarium. Experience an unforgettable space walk from the comfort of your armchair. Since its opening in 1969, the Swiss Museum of Transport Planetarium has been a source of fascination for young and old. Beneath the 18m dome, (projection area 508 m2) you will experience a breathtaking starry sky and discover the principles and the latest research findings from the world of astronomy. This, the only large planetarium in Switzerland, belongs to an exclusive circle able to depict dome-filling moving pictures on its 508 m2 area. The Swiss Chocolate Adventure is a new theme world that allows the visitor to learn interesting facts about the discovery, origin, production and transport of chocolate. Seeing, hearing, smelling and tasting: this multimedia voyage of discovery appeals to different senses. It illustrates the entire value creation and transport chains from the cultivation of the cocoa bean and the transport to Switzerland up to the manufacture and sale of the finished chocolate product.

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The most visited museum in Switzerland-great for entire family

The Swiss Museum of Transport is fun and educational regardless of your age. There are changing exhibits so if you were there a couple of months ago there will be new things to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Wheaton, Illinois
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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Swiss Museum of Transport is fun and educational regardless of your age. There are changing exhibits so if you were there a couple of months ago there will be new things to see. There is also a large area for kids to play; as well as a restaurant with many choices. They even have a submarine that the Swiss... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum has something for everyone! Trains, cars, planes - old models, upcoming prototypes - interactive modules, expensive display and so on. Unless you hate transport, it is very difficult to not feel engaged with the museum at least at certain level. The museum also includes a great play area. My 7 year old had a great time and has... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great lakeside museum full of excellent transport related items. A huge tunnel-boring-machine outside, and (quite literally) trains, planes and automobiles. Highly interesting and great fun for kids who like any sort of 'big machines' and/or engineering.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Faszinating, extraordinary, interactive.The " Luzerner Verkehrshaus" tells you very much about Planes, Trains, Technic, Nature, but all this in a funny interesting way, not boring.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a huge transportation museum which covers any and every type of transportation. We had a guide who took us on a tour to see the highlights - one of which was information about the new and soon-to-be-opened Gotthard Tunnel - the world's longest. Quite interesting. We also had a lovely lunch at the museum restaurant. This is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were deciding on what to do... It's a great place with kids. Lots of activities. You can see various generations of transport vehicles and technologies as well as ride in some. Car crash at 10 km/hr is good teaching point for young almost teenage children. On a rainy day, the museum provides umbrellas. (Many activities outside the buildings).

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Skillman, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is really a great collection of vintage transport artifacts that kids of all ages would enjoy. One can easily spend 4 hours here. Also includes the Swiss Chocolate Tour by Lindt - even we questioned why that would be part of this (separate entry required), but it's there. So if you didn't get to see how chocolate became an... More 

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Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at the museum before a guided tour of parts of the mammoth facilities. Our visit was part of a Road Scholar Program, Switzerland by Rail. I was must interested in the exhibit on the new St Gotthard Tunnel. They have a model of the tunnel, showing the mountains that it is going through. I was particularly amazed... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, 3 year-old-son and I went here today and spent four interesting, active and happy hours. There was a lot to see and do and because of the fantastic weather, we were mostly outdoors. The place didn't feel crowded, and there were children (and adults) of all ages. I'm pretty sure we'll return - perhaps on a rainy day,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is very interesting it has everything to do with transport from horse coaches to submarines and there is a yard for kids to entertain themselves I liked it

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