Something for the kids ;-) This Saturday at the Cité Biblio...
Located next to the offices of the City of Luxembourg's Service Autobus (Bus Department), the Tramsmusée takes visitors on a fascinating journey through the past, present and future of public transit in Luxembourg. Discover trams and buses restored to perfect condition, a collection of 1:8-scale models and a large exhibition area.
The vehicles on display were first collected in the early 1960s, when it was planned to discontinue the tram system in favour of buses. The City of Luxembourg's thousand-year anniversary (1963) and the last journey by an electric tram (1964) led to the production of extraordinarily accurate 1:8-scale models of the trams in the workshops of the Service Autobus. Following this, other model trams and buses were built. Looking at these intricate models, people today can appreciate how these vehicles have changed over time. In addition to the collection and acquisition of various items (controller uniforms, tickets, punchers, maps and plans), the museum has also acquired a large number of written artifacts to be used for documentary purposes. This is how the impressive array of items currently on display came to be. It traces the history of public transport in the capital, drawing on a wealth of several thousand historic documents.
Today, the museum has two functioning electric trams, two tram coaches, a lifesize horse-drawn tram replica, two buses and a spectacular Ford car for track maintenance. With the help of exhibition guides, mechanics enthusiasts can get a close-up view of an engine in motion and see how trams travel along their tacks, and learn more about the vehicles' technical specifications thanks to a multitude of explanatory plans. Whether you're in search of the most advanced technological information or want to indulge your sense of nostalgia, this museum will have something to tickle your fancy.
Key historical events
- From 1875 to 1908, the City of Luxembourg had a network of horse-drawn trams that covered around 3 kilometres.
- The official launch of an electric tram network in August 1908 brought about the end of horse-drawn trams and a complete replacement of the existing infrastructure.
- On 5 September 1964, Luxembourg City's electric trams were then replaced by buses.
- Tel. :4796-2385
- Fax : 299209
Saturdays, Sundays and official public holidays
10:00–18:00 (except on 1 November, All Saints' Day: closed)
Visits by appointment
Entry is free