Opening of the "Experience Energy!" exhibition at the Museum of Transport

With the "Experience Energy!" exhibition, the Museum of Transport is taking a further step in its development - from a museum that shows the existing and the past to a meeting place where visitors can also experience and actively shape the future.

Global warming, climate protection and securing the energy supply - the topic of energy is highly topical. With the opening of the new "House of Energy" building, the Swiss Museum of Transport is addressing the topic in various areas, thus becoming a competence platform and promoting scientific, political and social dialogue. Also included is a theme island on the recycling of electrical appliances and batteries, which was made possible by SENS eRecycling and other Swiss Recycling members Swico and Inobat.

Highlights of the exhibition

Recycling/Circular Economy
The linear value creation model of "dismantle, produce, consume, throw away" is increasingly reaching its limits. A transition to a resource-saving, circular model is necessary. Learn about the cycles of the circular economy.

A timeline shows chronologically important inventions and innovations in the course of history from 1800 until today. Did you know, for example, that it was an electric car that was the first road vehicle to go faster than 100 km/h in 1899? Discover how global energy use and global CO2 emissions have developed. Some original objects complement the historical overview.

Basic knowledge about energy
What is energy? What forms of energy are there? How can energy be stored? Learn the physical facts and acquire a basic knowledge.

Energy conversion
Energy can neither be produced nor destroyed, only transformed. An interactive exhibit makes this fact tangible.

Digital globe
What and how much energy people use has a direct impact on the climate and our planet. An impressive digital globe makes this connection clear.

Living/everyday life
Visitors experience where they are confronted with the topic of energy on a daily basis. The setting is a walk-in residential building equipped with interactive stations. Learn that buildings are not only energy users, but can also contribute to a balanced energy budget.

Grid control centre
Switzerland is not an island, but is integrated into an international transmission grid. Electrical energy cannot be stored in the transmission grid. The supply and use of electrical energy must always be in balance. In the exhibition, visitors are given the opportunity to control a command centre: using levers and buttons, they have to maintain the balance between the provision and use of electrical energy, acting out various scenarios - such as the failure of a power station.

Tiny Planet
The focal points presented in the exhibition, such as housing and mobility, cannot be considered in isolation. The Tiny Planet simulates the interconnection of energy systems on a hemisphere. Visitors are given the opportunity to interact with the Tiny Planet. Their energy supply brings the content to life. If they do not, the activity in the model decreases again.

Professional worlds
Motivated and competent workers are indispensable to achieve the energy transition. These are taught in a compact way with physical and digital elements in a thematic island.

Energy future 2050
What could the energy system look like in 2050? Answers to this question are provided by the energy pioneer Bertrand Piccard, who can be seen as a hologram. On a relief model of Switzerland, the energy system of today and 2050 becomes tangible by means of augmented reality.