Sinsheim Auto & Technik Museum

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Sinsheim Auto & Technik Museum
Aircraft on the roof of the museum building.
Aircraft on the roof of the museum building.
Sinsheim Auto & Technik Museum is located in Baden-Württemberg
Sinsheim Auto & Technik Museum
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Location within Baden-Württemberg
Established 1981 (1981)
Location
  • Museumsplatz
  • 74889 Sinsheim
  • Germany
Coordinates 49°14′19″N 08°53′48″E / 49.23861°N 8.89667°E / 49.23861; 8.89667Coordinates: 49°14′19″N 08°53′48″E / 49.23861°N 8.89667°E / 49.23861; 8.89667
Type Technology museum
Website Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim (English)

The Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim is a technology museum in Sinsheim, Germany.[1] Opened in 1981, it is run by a registered association called "Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim e.V." which also runs the Technik Museum Speyer.

Statistics[edit]

As of 2004, the museum had more than 3,000 exhibits and an exhibition area of more than 50,000 m² (indoors and outdoors). In addition to exhibitions, the museum also has a 22m x 27m IMAX 3D theatre. It receives more than 1 million visitors per year and is the largest privately owned museum in Europe.[2]

Exhibits[edit]

Feature exhibits[edit]

In 2003, Air France donated one of its retiring Concorde aircraft (F-BVFB) to the museum. With a Tupolev Tu-144[3] on display since 2001, it is the only place where both supersonic passenger aircraft are shown. Both are fully accessible by the public.

The museum's alliance acquired a Russian Buran space shuttle in 2004 which opened as a walk-in exhibition at the Technikmuseum Speyer on October 3, 2008.[citation needed]

Sinsheim Museum also has the largest permanent Formula One collection in Europe along with Ferraris, motorcycles, land speed record holders and classic cars.[3]

The Sinsheim Auto und Technik Museum is open 365 days per year.[2]

Walk-in aircraft[edit]

Other exhibits[edit]

British AEC Regent double decker bus
  • 300 vintage cars
  • "American Dream Cars" collection from the 1950s
  • 40 race and sports cars (including the only Vector W8 on public display in the world)
  • Formula-1 collection
    • "Blue flame" - American rocket-propelled ground vehicle once holding the world speed record.
  • 200 motorcycles
  • 27 locomotives
  • 50 aircraft, including fighters from both world wars and the early jet era, passenger airliners
  • 150 tractors
  • steam engines and trucks
  • steam organs
  • several early jet fighters and other aircraft
  • tanks, artillery and other military equipment.

Access[edit]

The museum is easily reached by car and has a large car park.

More notably it has a dedicated railway station as part of the local rail network.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Listed in Kursbuch der deutschen Museums-Eisenbahnen 2008 (Handbook of German Museum Railways), Verlag Uhle und Kleimann, ISBN 978-3-928959-50-6, serial 208
  2. ^ a b http://seniortravel.about.com/b/2008/09/18/auto-und-technik-museum-sinsheim-ferraris-and-more.htm - 12 Nov 08
  3. ^ a b http://www.bargaintraveleurope.com/07/Germany_Sinsheim_Technik_Museum.htm as at 12 Nov 08

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