Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile

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Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile

The National Automobile Museum (Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile) – MAUTO – is one of the oldest of its kind: it was founded in 1933, with a first exhibition of historic cars conceived by two pioneers of national motoring, Cesare Goria Gatti and Roberto Biscaretti di Ruffia. It was Carlo Biscaretti di Ruffia (son of Roberto), an aristocrat born in Turin in 1879, who conceived it, imagined it, gathered the initial collection, fought to make it real and worked all his life to give it a dignified home.

Opened to the public in the autumn of 1960 in the premises designed by architect Amedeo Albertini, it was completely renovated and enlarged for the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy based on a project by architect Cino Zucchi. In 2011 MAUTO opens again, after four years of closed doors, with a new exhibition path set up by the French-Swiss scenographer François Confino, which effectively enhances the extraordinary car collection: two years later the Times ranks it among the 50 most beautiful museums in the world.

Along the way, the history of cars is told, the transformation from a mean of transport to an object that is  worshipped, from its origins to the contemporary evolution of creative thinking: the decisive passages of society are analyzed through the evolution of automobiles.

MAUTO today is a permanent exhibition path that houses an impressive collection: about 150 cars are on display, in addition to cars on a temporary loan. The remaining 60 cars in the collection are stored in an underground space, called the “Open Garage”, accessible only by reservation. To complete the museum itinerary, there is an exhibition area, which hosts temporary  exhibitions.

The museum area, of ​​about twenty thousand square meters, welcomes over 200 thousand visitors every year. In addition to the permanent exhibition path, it includes other important activities. First of all, the Documentation Center, which is home to original documents relating to cars, protagonists, events that have made the history of the automobile industry: specifically, the Library has 9,000 monographs, of which about 50% owned exclusively; the Newspaper Library is a small treasure in which 800 automotive publications are kept, in all the languages ​​of the world, 195 of which are owned only by MAUTO. Also, a small but precious collection of ancient books is an important part of the Library, which real rarities on the history of mechanics, physics and sciences between the sixteenth and nineteenth century.

Corso Unità d’Italia,
40, 10126 Torino TO, Italy
P:
+39011677666
Email: info@museoauto.it

Museo Nazionale dell’AutomobileAdmission:

Adult € 16,00
Student € 13,00
OVER 65 € 13,00
Children 6-17 € 6,00
Plan: 1-2hr

Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile Hours:

Monday 10 am – 2 pm
Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 7 pm

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British Motor Museum

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British Motor Museum

The British Motor Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of historic British Cars; it boasts nearly 400 cars in its collection which span the classic, vintage and veteran eras.
 
Situated in the small village of Gaydon, Warwickshire, just off junction 12 of the M40. The Museum building is a spectacular piece of architecture with an art deco design, whilst the Collections Centre building is a modern contrast. Together they stand proudly in a beautifully landscaped setting of 65 acres, which rolls out onto the Warwickshire countryside.
 
THE MUSEUM STORY
The Museum opened in 1993 as the amalgamation of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust’s preserved car collection.
 
The Trust decided that the car collection and artefacts were outgrowing its then two locations, Studley in Warwickshire and a museum in Syon Park in London. A dedicated purpose-built residence was needed to give the collection pride of place and open for public viewing.
 
It was the Trust’s mission to keep the memory of the British motor industry alive and to tell its story to all, starting from the beginning of the 20th Century to present day. So a building was designed that not only housed the cars and its extensive motoring archive, but also had educational and conference facilities thus ensuring its sustainability. The Heritage Motor Centre, as it was first known, opened in May 1993.

Banbury Road Gaydon, Lighthorne Heath,
Warwick CV35 0BJ, United Kingdom
P:
+441926895300
Email: enquiries@britishmotormuseum.co.uk

British Motor Museum Admission:

Adult £14.50 £16
Child (5-16) £9 £10
Under 5 FREE FREE
Concession 60 yrs+, unemployed, students & service personnel (including NHS £12.50 £14
Plan: 1-2hr

British Motor Museum Hours:

Daily 10 am – 5 pm

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Haynes International Motor Museum

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Haynes International Motor Museum

The Haynes International Motor Museum is the UK’s largest collection of cars & motorbikes from around the world! Uncover the fascinating stories, sights, and sounds behind the history of motoring as you journey through large, themed exhibition filled with precious metal.

Sparkford, Yeovil BA22 7LH,
United Kingdom
P:
+441963440804
Email: visitus@haynesmuseum.org

Haynes International Motor Museum Admission:

Child (Gift Aid) £11.00
Adult (Gift Aid) £17.50
Concession (GA) £15.50
Under 4s £0.00
Senior (Gift Aid) £15.50
Family A (1 Adult 1 Child) (GA) £25.70
Family B (2 Adults 3 Children) (GA) £61.00
Disabled Adult (GA) £15.50
Disabled Child (GA) £9.50
Plan: 1-2hr

Haynes International Motor Museum Hours:

Daily 10 am – 4:30 pm

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Autoworld Museum Brussels

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Autoworld Museum Brussels

This impressive historic building in Brussels, linked with automotive history, is home to Autoworld, the Belgian National Automobile Museum. Situated in the ‘Parc du Cinquantenaire’, the neo-classical building commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Kingdom of Belgium in 1880. From 1902 to 1936 it hosted motor¬car and motorbike exhibitions. Since 1986 it has treasured the major part of Ghislain Mahy’s renowned classic car collection.
 
Over 250 vehicles, ranging from cars and trucks to motorcycles, are on permanent display. From the earliest models of the dis¬tant past to contemporary cars that prefigure the automobile of tomorrow, visitors are guided through the motorcar’s history dating as far back as 1896.
 
Various cars representing the most exciting years of the auto¬mobile history since 1960 can be approached and admired from close by, thanks to a brilliantly designed scenography.
 
Special sections focus on sports and competition, cars owned by the Belgian Royal Family, micro and bubble cars, and car design. The Belgium at Autoworld section is dedicated to the roots and history of the Belgian car industry, including such prestigious marques as Minerva, FN and Impéria.
 
Autoworld is a museum on the move, with temporary exhibitions taking on various automotive themes organised through¬out the year.

Parc du Cinquantenaire 11,
1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
P:
+3227364165
Email: info@autoworld.be

Autoworld Museum Brussels Admission:

E-ticket adult 13.00€
E-ticket senior (+65 year old) 11.00€
E-ticket student (on presentation of student card) 10.00€
E-ticket children (between 6 and 11 year old) 6.00€
E-ticket disabled 10.00€
Plan: 1-2hr

Autoworld Museum Brussels Hours:

Daily 10 am – 5 pm

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Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust

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Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust

The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust collects and preserves the collection of vehicles, both past, and present, that relate to the history, industrial development, and social impact of Jaguar and its associated companies.

They have over 170 vehicles in our collection, over 70 of these are on regular display in the Collections Centre at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon with another 9 in the main museum building. We also have 17 on display in the Jaguar Gallery at the Coventry Transport Museum.

The vehicles are maintained by our technicians at the workshop in Gaydon which we share with the British Motor Museum.  They are assisted by a band of willing Volunteers who also attend and support various events throughout the year.

Collections Centre, British Motor Museum,
Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwick CV35 0BJ, United Kingdom
P:
+442476564420
Email: enquiries@jaguarheritage.com

Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Admission:

Adults £14.50
Children (5-16) £9.00
Under 5’s FREE
Concessions 60 yrs+, unemployed, students & service personnel £12.50
Family Ticket
2 adults, up to 3 children £40.00
Plan: 1-2hr

Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Hours:

Daily 10 am – 5 pm

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