The Documentation Centre at the Swiss Museum of Transport houses a collection of historical documents and a reference library. It collects, preserves and indexes documents and videos and makes them available to visitors. Extensive thematic dossiers contain information in the realms of rail transport, aviation and space travel, road transport, navigation cable cars and tourism. The focus is on transport and mobility in Switzerland and its environs. The archive and library document the modes of transport, their technical development and manufacturers, their operation and impact on the environment. Trace the history of mobility online or in person.
The library and reading room in the Documentation Centre of the Swiss Museum of Transport are open as follows:
Tuesday – Friday 2 – 5 p.m.
Access to the Documentation Centre is via the main entrance of the Swiss Museum of Transport (museum ticket or membership card required).
Prior arrangement and contact:
Use of the archives and viewing of the items is by prior arrangement only.
Telephone +41 (0) 41 375 75 08
Friday, 1st November 2019
Tuesday, 24 December 2019
Wednesday, 25 December 2019
Thursday, 26 December 2019
Tuesday, 31 December 2019
Wednesday, 1st January 2020
The database shows the items currently on display in the museum. The online collection is continually being expanded and updated. The Documentation Centre with reference library and archive offers extended search options in German to personal visitors.