Discover the history of mobility in the Documentation Centre

The Documentation Centre at the Swiss Museum of Transport houses a collection of historical documents and a reference library.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.

Opening hours

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

Closed on

Thursday, 2 March 2023
Friday, 3 March 2023
Friday, 7 April 2023
Thursday, 18 May 2023
Thursday, 8 June 2023
Tuesday, 1 August 2023
Tuesday, 15 August 2023
Wednesday, 1 November 2023
Friday, 8 December 2023
Tuesday, 26 December 2023

Transport archive and library

Information on archive documents and stored objects (in German) as well as the library catalogue. The database is continuously expanded and updated.


The database of currently publicly accessible objects in the museum in 4 languages can be found in the collection online.

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Opening times

Open daily!
10 am to 6 pm
10 am to 5 pm