Lucerne (ots) - Open to discoverers!
Diversity, fascination and a hands-on experience - the Swiss
Museum of Transport presents the development of transport and
mobility, on road and rail, on the water, in the air and in space,
and explains the principles of communication. More than 3'000
exhibits in approximately 20'000 square metres of museum space
testify to a history that is, quite literally, moving.
Attractions that are unique to Switzerland - the IMAX Theatre, the
Planetarium, the Swissarena and a great deal more - make a visit to
the museum an enormously exciting and memorable experience.
The Swiss Museum of Transport is a place full of action for
hands-on discoverers and is packed full of original milestones of
transport history. In operation since 1 July 1959, and now welcoming
over 870'000 visitors every year, the museum is proud of its
reputation as Switzerland's most visited museum. Open 365 days a
In 2009, the museum will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. In a
multi-phase project, various buildings are being newly erected,
converted and comprehensively revitalised. As the first project phase
to be completed, FutureCom, the new entrance building, will open
already on 4 November 2008. FutureCom will accommodate a
Media-Factory containing exciting interactive communication worlds,
two new restaurants and a state-of-the-art Conference Centre. To
coincide with the grand opening, the IMAX Theatre will usher in the
era of 3D digital technology, and the Planetarium will mark the event
with a new programme titled "Stella Nova".
The opening of a new Road Transport Hall and a multifunctional
outdoor arena will mark the 50th anniversary proper at the end of
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ots Originaltext: Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Swiss Museum of Transport
Blandina Werren, Corporate Communications