Visitors to the TECHNOSEUM are invited to enter a space-time spiral that takes them through the history of industrialization from the 18th century to our present day. The tour through our permanent exhibition is exhaustive yet condensed and understandable. Visitors embark on their journey at the top of the building (Level A) and make their way down to the bottom floor (Level F). On this journey, visitors are presented with the origins of some of the most important developments influencing our society and economic system, making it possible for them to experience and understand various engines, machines and objects drawn from the world of labor and everyday life in their specific historical context. Technicians are also on hand to demonstrate how the objects work and answer any questions visitors might have.
The TECHNOSEUM invites you to experience first-hand the working conditions faced by workers in previous centuries. For example, you can take a look at the historic printing presses and watch a mechanical weaving machine in action. You can also experience how a flour mill works and take a short trip on our steam locomotive from the exhibition space directly out into the open air. At a total of nine demonstration stations, our technicians bring the past to life by explaining the technical details and production processes behind how everything works.
Are you interested in the history of industrialization? Or would you like to learn more about automobile engineering, bionics or energy production? At the TECHNOSEUM, visitors can book different tours for groups.
On request we provide tours in English and French.
Energy is a permanent companion to us all at almost every point in our everyday lives. Indeed, energy is a guarantor of progress and forms the very basis of our modern way of life. Never before in the history of humankind have we produced and used so much energy as we do today. Our ever-increasing appetite for energy is a consequence of industrialization and, as such, presents us with a number of difficult questions. This exhibition starts with the advent of industrialization and explores its effects on nature, climate and the environment, asking the ultimate question of how we can best ensure our energy supply in the future.