On the quest for the best family-friendly museums in Luxembourg, Rute Vendeirinho explored the Tramway and Bus Museum of Luxembourg City.
By Rute Vendeirinho
The City of Luxembourg "Tramsmusée" building is reminiscent of a tramway depot, with big windows that offer the visitor a bright natural light indoors.
Towards the beginning of the 1960s, the people in charge of the public transport service started putting together the first items for the collection which today constitutes the museum. This period also saw the dismantling of Luxembourg's tramway network, which was gradually replaced by buses.
Today, the Tram Museum has several antique samples of tramways and buses, including two tramway motor coaches in running order, two tramway trailers, a life-size replica of a horse-drawn tramway, two buses, a car for catenary maintenance, 22 scaled-down models on a scale of 1:8, nearly 8,000 photos, and a quantity of old equipment originating from the public transport network operation.
Everything is exquisitely well maintained and little ones are free to play in and around all the pieces. It is a unique experience, especially for children who like vehicles to play at driving a big car.
Good to know:
- Entrance is free of charge;
- all areas are accessible by push chair or pram;
- guided visits can be arranged by appointment;
- some of the buses are available for private events and include the services of a bus driver;
- the museum doesn't have cafeteria facilities.
Opening times: Thursdays from 1.30pm to 5.30pm. Saturdays, Sundays and legal public holidays from 10am to 6pm. Closed 1st November, Week-End before Christmas till 15th January.
Address: 63, rue de Bouillon, L-1248 Luxembourg (next to Bouillon P+R) on Bus line 1, 12, 17, 24.
For more information, please visit www.rail.lu/tramsmusee.html