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Transport Museum opens anniversary car theatre

A new road transport exhibition has been inaugurated at the Transport Museum in the city of Lucerne to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the popular institution.

This content was published on June 27, 2009 - 14:56

A two-storey Road Transport Hall with a display store, an interactive car theatre and theme islands opened to the general public on Saturday.

Some 80 different vehicles, including motorcycles, bicycles as well as coaches dating back to 1860 are put on show.

Organisers said the car theatre aimed to give visitors an idea of the history and the future of mobility on the road.

A total of more than 3,000 objects from road and rail transport, shipping, space travel, as well as tourism are on display in an area exceeding 20,000 square metres.

The museum attracts more than 820,000 a year – making it the most popular exhibition centre of the country.

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