Tram-Museum Zürich

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Operating times: Closed

Season:15.12.2021 - 31.12.2022

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General Information

Description and history

The Tram Museum Zurich The Tram Museum has been at home in the Burgwies depot since 2007. The tram depot, built in 1893, is the oldest tram depot in Zurich. It was used by the VBZ until 1997 and is still fully operational today.

Our vehicles

The museum vehicles may have been discarded once, but they are not on the sidelines. Almost all of them are now roadworthy again and are regularly on the city network, where they cause shining eyes and astonished faces.

The Züri-Tram and its history

Since 1882, when the first horse-drawn tram rolled through Zurich's streets, and right up to the present day, the tram has been part of the cityscape. The eventful history of Zurich's trams begins at a time of rapid technical and social change. A visit to the Tram Museum is a voyage of discovery into Zurich's past since industrialisation.

An excursion destination for the whole family

In addition to the permanent exhibition on the history and significance of public transport with original vehicles from 1897 to the present day, ticket machines, historical uniforms, photographs, models and various other exhibits, special exhibitions are held regularly. special exhibitions take place. Playful elements also make the Tram Museum attractive for families. Climb aboard the museum vehicles, look at a tram from below and take a ride on the "Cobralino" children's tram - even the youngest visitors can experience something at the Burgwies depot.

Parking spaces

There are a few chargeable customer parking spaces, we recommend travelling by public transport.

Museum guests with disabilities

The museum is partially wheelchair accessible (wheelchair lift to the gallery; disabled toilet accessible without steps). There is a designated disabled parking space.


Tram no. 11 in the direction of Rehalp to the Burgwies stop.


Tram Museum Zurich Forchstrasse 260 8008 Zurich +41 44 380 21 62 info@tram-museum.ch