The Swiss Museum of Transport or Verkehrshaus der Schweiz (literally "Transportation House of Switzerland") in Lucerne opened in July 1959 and exhibits all forms of transport including trains, automobiles, ships and aircraft as well as communication technology. It is Switzerland's most popular museum. The museum also maintains a large collection of work by Hans Erni, a local painter and sculptor.
There are several other attractions in the museum besides the collection, including a planetarium, a large-format cinema and a 1:20,000 scale aerial photograph of Switzerland.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Ellis Nevitt | Mar 2, 2018
Very interesting museum on all different kinds of transport. Adults and children alike will not be disappointed! From miniature railways to boatyards, there are plenty of things to keep children entertained. The restaurant serves good food at decent prices for the area, and the experience as a whole is brilliant. Would definitely come back again. If you're staying nearby (or further away due to its fantastic connections by public transport) it is a must see.
Bird Man | Jan 28, 2018
One of the best museums [as far as I'm concerned] in Europe related to transport. Incredible for children as it's got interactive objects, trains, rides and even plane and helicopter motion simulators. Best part is the Space collection, featuring original Space Shuttle material from Claude Nicollier. A good idea is to have a spot of lunch inside the museum; it's got picnic areas outdoors as well as food services. Entrance fee is pretty high indeed though; extra activities not included in the ticket. Really recommend it, it's a one-day visit
Paddy Jansen | Jan 22, 2018
Amazing museum, so much to do and see especially for children. There are many interactive displays that you can spend hours playing and experimenting with. There is so much to see and do it will take you for sure a full day, possibly endlessly more. The museum is completely multilingual, staff is very friendly and helpful - ask them anything you want! They are all really engaged and what to help and teach!!! The airplane simulator is very exciting - go there early in the day so you don't have to queue. To top it off, take the board to and from Luzern train station. Have fun.
raphael reybier | Feb 17, 2018
One of the Luzern many popular attraction. A full site entirely dedicated to transportation,be ready for a full day of visit,time flies fast over there . Do not forget the fantastic planetarium and the large format cinema,they are worth it too. The restaurant on site is good and if want to split your group there is on outstanding art museum next door.
yasaswy m | Dec 25, 2017
Swiss transport museum is a very interesting place for kids and train enthusiasts in particular. The museum is curated with real time vehicles. All the information boards are in English, enabling foreign tourists to read through easily! There are a few interactive equipment that provide real time experience to visitors! Overall it is definitely a good 4-5 Hr visit.
Maria Alice Gomes Keller | Mar 20, 2018
Great day out with the children! So much to see AND do. There is something interesting to everyone, from ages 1.5 to 100+! We also like the restaurant, which has a good selection of dishes, including vegetarian and child-friendly menus. There's also a salad bar and a soup option (this could be improved). Coffee, teas and desserts are on offer. The restaurant gets busy from 12:00 to 13:30.
Parichay Mehta | Apr 2, 2018
Usually I find museums boring but Swiss Museum of Transport is something out of this world. I don't know why they call it a museum. There are so many interactive things to do at Swiss Museum of Transport. If you are with kids (or if you have child-like curiosity), you will easily spend an entire day interacting with all exhibits. There are separate sections for trains, cars, planes, boats & even space (where you can walk in Zero gravity). Visit this excellent museum once in a lifetime for sure.
Nikolay Primerov | Mar 30, 2018
Great and very interesting museum with huge permanent exposition and many different temporal expeditions. Permanent exposition covers all kinds of transportation, cars, trains, planes, etc. It will be interesting both for children and adults. You can easily spend 3 h there. There is also a planetarium with 3d cinema.
Chiara Griffoni | Mar 12, 2018
For sure a must see when travelling with kids: it's a children paradise! But also fun for adults-we had a great time and spent there much more than expected, I would have loved to stay even longer. The visit comes at a price, but in my opinion it was worth it.
Mark Ordway | Apr 29, 2018
Huge museum with endless exhibits, large and small. Many interactive exhibits, theatre with history of Lake Laverne was very charming. We spent nearly four hours there, probably a personal best for duration of museum visits. Trains, planes, cars, boats, submarines, gliders, spacecraft all in profusion. A lot of old rare gorgeous cars. Worth the $32 (Swiss).
abdul ansari | May 14, 2018
Great place for kids and adults alike. Amazing Planetarium and media world. Kids Bungee is chargeable. Needs full day for optimal fun. Nearby park is a great place to relax.
Gabriel Fedorko | May 25, 2018
This place was awesome! Really worth the trip. All the exhibits are jam packed with full scale retired equipment or models and information to help you along the way. The museum path is worth it. The shows in the big screen are okay but the main attraction was really the museum. The interactive center of the museum was a lot of fun too. Great experience!
Scott Dahl | Jun 7, 2018
A fantastic experience. A whole day for kids with an amazing variety of scaled down, hands on exhibits. The cafeteria is quite good and relatively affordable (at least for Switzerland). Flight simulators, tons of interactive exhibits, cool cars, planes, trains. Super cool. Don't miss it.
Pragvansh Patil | May 18, 2018
A very elaborate and fun description taking us through Switzerland's transportation from past to present. A very family-friendly place and kids will enjoy a lot here. There's a special discount if you have the "Swiss Travel Pass" with you. If you are really interested, then you must spare a day for this place. Or else, it should take about 3 hours.
nirmal thakkar | May 29, 2018
It's really good place to visit and best for someone has interest in in various mode of transport. As of me I loved the car one the most they way you can call some cars in display and know more them was really fun. Also a tip you would need a whole day for this as there some cool stuff like space room , areoplane simulator and some more cool stuff!
Sangram Kadam | Jul 9, 2018
One of the best museums I have been to. Very engaging tours/models/exhibits for the different modes of transportation. Kids play area in the center where children get hands on experience with mock construction, transportation as well as aviation simulations. There was a planetarium as well. Would recommend carving out at least 4 full hours to make the most of this place.
Chris Manns | Jul 19, 2018
Transport here was very easy (either the 6 or 8 bus from the train station). Entry wasn't too expensive for students, 22 Franks at this time. Most exhibits have both German and English descriptions however there were a few videos and obscure things that were German only which is not always perfect for travelers. There's a different building for each type of transport. You start off in the train building then there's one for cars, boats and aircraft. The upstairs section of the aircraft building had heaps of challenges and games for kids and also gondalas.
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