Technik Museum Speyer

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Technik Museum Speyer
Liller Halle from the Boeing 747
Liller Halle from the Boeing 747
Technik Museum Speyer is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Technik Museum Speyer
Location within Rhineland-Palatinate
Established 1991 (1991)
Location
  • Am Technik Museum 1
  • 67346 Speyer
  • Germany
Coordinates 49°18′45″N 08°26′47″E / 49.31250°N 8.44639°E / 49.31250; 8.44639Coordinates: 49°18′45″N 08°26′47″E / 49.31250°N 8.44639°E / 49.31250; 8.44639
Type Technology museum
Website Technik Museum Speyer (in English)

The Technik Museum Speyer is a technology museum in Speyer (Rhineland-Palatinate), Germany.[1]

History[edit]

The museum was opened in 1991 as a sister museum of the Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim and is run by a registered alliance called "Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim e.V.". As of 2004, it has more than 2,000 exhibits and an exhibition area of more than 150,000 m² (indoors and outdoors). It pulls more than half a million visitors per year. In addition to the exhibitions, the museum also sports a 22 m x 27 m giant IMAX Dome theatre.

Walk-in exhibits[edit]

In spring 2002, Lufthansa donated a retired Boeing 747-200 aircraft, which is now accessible to visitors.

In April 2008, a Soviet/Russian Buran spacecraft, OK-GLI, was transported to the Technikmuseum and is now another walk-in exhibit.

Other walk-in highlights are an Antonov An-22 and several other aircraft types, locomotives, the houseboat Sean O'Kelley of the Kelly Family, and submarine U9 of the German Navy.

Other exhibits[edit]

  • Fire engines
  • Mechanical organs
  • Vintage cars
  • Helicopters
  • Military aircraft
  • Motorcycles
  • Locomotives
  • Maritime museum
  • Miniature model museum
  • Wilhelmsbau: a separate building which shows rare objects including historic fashion, weapons, jewels, dolls, toys, uniforms, and automatic musical instruments.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kursbuch der deutschen Museums-Eisenbahnen 2008 (Handbook of German Museum Railways), Verlag Uhle und Kleimann, ISBN 978-3-928959-50-6, serial 208

Bibliography[edit]

  • Musikautomaten im Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim bzw. Musikautomaten, Moden und Uniformen im Technik Museum Speyer: 192 p, two Languages: German and English; ISBN 3-9809437-4-7
  • Heinz Elser, Margrit Elser-Haft, Vladim Lukashevich: Buran - History and Transportation of the Russian Space shuttle OK-GLI to the Technik Museum Speyer, two Languages: German and Englisch, 2008, ISBN 3-9809437-7-1

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