Documentation centre

The documentation centre in the Swiss Museum of Transport consists of a special collection of historical documents, a reference library and subject dossiers. It gathers, conserves and opens up these documents, making their history tangible in the process.

The various subject groups in the rail transport, aviation and space travel, road transport, navigation and tourism areas currently comprise some 150,000 documents.

The contents deal primarily with the topic of transport and mobility in Switzerland and its surrounding area. The archive and library document the transport operators, their technical development, manufacturers as well as operators and their direct impact on the environment. In the future, the Swiss Museum of Transport also plans to establish a network with other institutions that cover the socio-cultural environment of mobility.

Opening hours

The library and reading room in the Document Centre are open:  Tuesday - Friday: 14.00 - 17.00


1 November 2017
8 December 2017
26 December 2017

Advance registration

Advance registration is not required for the reference library during opening hours. Advance registration is required to use the archive materials (such as photos, plans etc.) and Rara.

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