The Public Transport Museum
The Public Transport Museum of the Pays de Liege offers you a unique
journey into time, space and public transportation. Enjoy the ride!
The Public Transport Museum features :
a wide collection of vehicles documenting the period from
1875 to date. The taxis, horse traction trams, electric tramways, trolleybuses,
buses and other vehicles are displayed in a large ancient depot of 3500
the "Michelin" area is dedicated to the evolution
of tyre technology (the history, manufacture, technological innovation and
the impact on comfort and the environment);
a 120-seat theatre where visitors can watch some classic
movies of the past;
a seminar room equipped with modern audio-visual technologies;
an environment friendly to visitors with disabilities;
audio guides: for a fun and easy visit. This alternative
to a guided tour (reservation also possible) is also available in
French, Dutch, English, German and according to three standards of language;
a lively atmosphere, which welcomes various exhibitions and shows
throughout the year.
The museum offers visitors a window on the past of the public transport system.
It also involves them in considering future issues relates to public transport
Rue Richard Heintz, 9, 4020 Liege.
The museum is located in the former STIL depot called "Natalis", at
the heart of the Vennes-Fétinne neighbourhood.
How to Get There ?
Have a look at the map
Opening Hours and Days
Open during the week from 10am to 12am and from 1.30pm to 5pm.
Weekends and Bank Holidays from 2pm to 6pm.
From 1st March to 30th November.
Guided visits must be booked in advance.
There is the possibility of renting the premises (banquets, trade fairs, fairs…).
Information : TEC Liège-Verviers – Public relations service Tel.:
04/361.91.11 - 04 /361.94.19
The bookshop is also open during December, January and February from
Monday to Friday, from 9am to 12am and from 1pm to 5pm.
Admission Charges (Season 2005)
|child (aged between 6 - 12 years)
|« carte jeune » holder
|Group (guided tour)
||group (between 5 - 35 persons inclusive)
|accompanied schools and youth movements
||does not include audio-guidance
|guided tour: fixed price of 25 €, in addition of
the admission price
|Group (not guided tour)
||« single» fee, with audio-guidance, is applied.
History of the Museum
Opened on April 25 1985, the Public Transport Museum in the Pays de Liege is
the realisation of a dream by a handful of rail and public transport lovers.
At a time when it was unheard of to preserve testimonies to our industrial past,
they decided to save ancient tramways, trolleybuses and other buses. Soon, these
initiatives allowed the conservation of vehicles, unfortunately scattered around
the country. It became imperative to house all these vehicles under one roof,
especially as interest among members of the public increased. So, in Liege the
idea to create a public transport museum was born.
All the vehicles on show used to operate on the network and are painted according
to the companies they worked for. They have all been restored, either by the
companies themselves or the volunteers.
The museum is managed by the non-profit-making organisation "Musée
des Transports en Commun du Pays de Liège". Bank : 068-2312701-54.
The Collections of the Museum