Calendar of events

Subject to change

E.g., 24.06.2017
E.g., 24.06.2017

April 2017

28.04.2017 to 25.06.2017
Red Bull Air Race

Is piloting a high-speed plane a dream of yours? Have you ever wondered how racing in-between clouds would feel like? Seize the opportunity and visit the Media World – you’ll get introduced to the ultimate motorsport series in the sky by a special exhibition and get the chance to win a trip to a Red Bull Air Race competition and the participation in a G-Force Flight.

http://mediaworld.redbull.com/en/events/rbar

Location:
Media World
Organizer:
Red Bull Media World
Time:
daily 4 to 6pm, weekends 2 to 6pm

May 2017

26.05.2017
Swiss Prowler rally

The Plymouth Prowler is a sports car made between 1997 and 2001 by American manufacturer Chrysler. The retro-styled Prowler calls to mind classic hot rods. Collectors and owners from various countries are stopping off at the Swiss Museum of Transport to show off their special cars in the Arena.

Location:
Arena
Organizer:
Prowlers Europe
Time:
10:00 - 15:30
27.05.2017 to 28.05.2017
Swiss Classic World

The Swiss Classic World is taking place in Lucerne’s exhibition centre. More than 200 exhibitors and over 600 classic cars will be attending. The museum will be represented by a collection of its own – the legendary Swiss marque Monteverdi. A combi ticket will offer discounted admission to the museum and Swiss Classic World (including a shuttle service) on the same day. It can be purchased from the museum’s online Ticket Shop.

Location:
Messe Luzern
Organizer:
Swiss Classic World
Time:
09:00 - 17:00

June 2017

03.06.2017
Fantastic Plastic

The 1950s and 1960s saw the appearance worldwide of car-shaped dreams featuring bodies fashioned from fibreglass-reinforced plastic. The material also allowed the manufacture of short runs of vehicles at affordable prices. These vehicles are coming to the Museum on 4 June for the third time. This event's guest of honour is Lotus.

Location:
Arena
Organizer:
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Time:
10:00 - 11:30
08.06.2017
Rust to Rome

All the drivers participating in the "Rust to Rome" rally are car devotees. Every year, they make the trip from Scotland all the way through Europe. This time the destination is Rome. They take side roads rather than trunk roads and motorways: they want to experience something. They’re stopping off at the museum’s Arena for a rest and to show off their cars.

Location:
Verkehrshaus
Organizer:
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Time:
10:00 - 12:00
08.06.2017
Action-loaded VR Cinema

Do you fancy a steep downhill ride or wouldn’t mind hopping from an almost thirty meter high cliff into the turquoise sea? The Media World has got your back. On June 8, Virtual Reality goggles and revolving chairs will make you fit into the sports gear of a Red Bull athlete and allow you to accomplish their stunts without any sweat or risk of injuries.

http://mediaworld.redbull.com/en/events/action-vr-experience/

Location:
Media World
Organizer:
Red Bull Media World
Time:
6, 7 and 8 pm
11.06.2017
Swiss Citroën DS Club spring rally

Citroën’s avant-garde DS and ID models still set the pulses racing. The DS, considered a quintessential French design icon, was way ahead of its time. The Swiss Citroën DS Club is presenting a range of models dating from between 1955 and 1976 at its spring meeting hosted by the Swiss Museum of Transport.

Location:
Arena
Organizer:
Citroën DS Club Schweiz
Time:
10:00 - 12:00
16.06.2017 to 17.06.2017
IT days 2017

A number of companies and organisations are taking part in the IT Days with the aim of shedding light on the world of information technology. Two major companies with IT interests will be present at the museum. UBS will have a stand at the latter’s fun, interactive i-factory, while the City of Zurich will be on hand in the Media World, showcasing the very many opportunities offered by information technology. 

Location:
Verkehrshaus
Organizer:
Kooperationsnetzwerk eZürich
Time:
10:00 - 18:00
17.06.2017
Swiss Red Cross drumming workshop

The Ayekoo Drummers from Ghana are wowing the crowds with a variety of tuned and untuned percussion instruments, including djembes and balafons, at concerts throughout Europe. As part of its special exhibition "Red Cross Trip around the World" at the Swiss Museum of Transport, the organisation is joining forces with the West Africans and inviting people to take part in a drumming workshop: all ages welcome.

Location:
Wondercave
Organizer:
Schweizerisches Rotes Kreuz
Time:
11:00 - 17:00
Download:
23.06.2017 to 25.06.2017
Rail Days

This weekend, the Swiss Museum of Transport and other museums, organisations, collectors and partners are presenting selected treasures from their collections on the theme of rail transport, profiling current projects and sharing information. Visitors can look forward to a unique, action-packed weekend.

Location:
Verkehrshaus
Organizer:
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Time:
10:00 - 18:00
24.06.2017
Members' Day 2017

Members' Day and General Assembly of the Swiss Museum of Transport Association. A stimulating day featuring an attractive programme for members of the museum family, as well as ordinary visitors. Experience a marketplace, the "Scuderia" showcasing vintage and sports cars, and Zurich Airport Orchestra.

Location:
Verkehrshaus
Organizer:
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Time:
10:00 - 18:00
25.06.2017
Film brunch – The Serengeti

This Sunday finds the museum’s Filmtheater cinema presenting a special programme for the whole family: you start by enjoying a sumptuous breakfast buffet, then you experience all the diversity of the Serengeti National Park. The film Africa – The Serengeti features captivating images and unique insights into the flora and fauna of the African savannah. 

Location:
Filmtheater
Organizer:
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Time:
09:15 - 12:00

July 2017

29.07.2017 to 30.07.2017
Swiss rowing

Devotees of the Swiss rowing tradition Wasserfahren will be taking to the boating pool in the Arena, offering visitors a chance to try the sport and showing off their skills. Also on show will be the traditional sport of Schifferstechen, a form of jousting involving two rowing boats. Visitors will be able to find out all there is to know about these typical local activities.

Location:
Verkehrshaus
Organizer:
Schweizer Wasserfahrverband
Time:
10:00 - 18:00

August 2017

01.08.2017
Film brunch on 1 August – Helicopters in Action

The Swiss National Day finds the museum’s Filmtheater cinema presenting a special programme for the whole family: you start by enjoying a sumptuous breakfast buffet, then you experience the breathtaking aerobatics of experienced helicopter pilots. The film "Helicopters in Action" is packed with unique images demonstrating the thrilling versatility of a range of helicopters.

Location:
Filmtheater
Organizer:
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Time:
09:15 - 12:00
19.08.2017 to 20.08.2017
Swiss rowing

Devotees of the Swiss rowing tradition Wasserfahren will be taking to the boating pool in the Arena, offering visitors a chance to try the sport and showing off their skills. Also on show will be the traditional sport of Schifferstechen, a form of jousting involving two rowing boats. Visitors will be able to find out all there is to know about these typical local activities.

Location:
Arena
Organizer:
Schweizer Wasserfahrverband
Time:
10:00 - 18:00
31.08.2017
BMW Z8 Club annual excursion

Design-wise, BMW’s hand-crafted roadsters are inspired by the legendary BMW 507. Thanks to its unique blend of design and engineering, the BMW Z8 has become a very interesting and coveted vehicle. The BMW Z8 Club’s annual excursion is making a beeline for the Arena in the Swiss Museum of Transport.

Location:
Arena
Organizer:
BMW Z8 Club Schweiz
Time:
12:00 - 17:00

September 2017

17.09.2017
Film brunch – The Living Sea

This Sunday finds the museum’s Filmtheater cinema presenting a special programme for the whole family: you start by enjoying a sumptuous breakfast buffet, then you immerse yourself in the fascinating and diverse habitats of the oceans. The film "The Living Sea" looks at the world’s fragile oceanic systems with their incredible diversity, and profiles researchers working hard to ensure their preservation. The documentary was nominated for an Oscar.

Location:
Filmtheater
Organizer:
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Time:
09:15 - 12:00

October 2017

13.10.2017 to 15.10.2017
Air & Space Days

This weekend the Swiss Museum of Transport and other museums, organisations, collectors and partners are presenting selected treasures from their collections on the theme of aviation and space travel.

Location:
Verkehrshaus
Organizer:
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Time:
10:00 - 18:00
29.10.2017
Swiss City Marathon

The Arena in the Swiss Museum of Transport marks the end point for runners participating in the SwissCityMarathon Lucerne. Spectators will be able to cheer on the runners as they arrive. The marathon is a very special event in the town's sporting diary.

Location:
Arena
Organizer:
Swiss City Marathon
Time:
10:00 - 17:00

November 2017

19.11.2017
Film brunch – Egypt

Sunday finds the museum’s Filmtheater cinema presenting a special programme for the whole family: you start by enjoying a sumptuous breakfast buffet, then you immerse yourself in the fascinating worlds of the pharaohs, hidden tombs and pyramids. The film "Egypt" tells a thrilling story and provides fascinating images of the Valley of the Kings all the way to the source of the Nile.

Location:
Filmtheater
Organizer:
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Time:
09:15 - 12:00
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