Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim

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Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim
Aircraft on the roof of the museum building.
Aircraft on the roof of the museum building.
Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim is located in Baden-Württemberg
Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim
Location within Baden-Württemberg
Established1981 (1981)
Location
  • Museumsplatz
  • 74889 Sinsheim
  • Germany
Coordinates49°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
TypeTechnology museum
Collection size3000
Visitorsmore than 1 million per year
Websitesinsheim.technik-museum.de

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 nearby 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 (540,000 sq ft), indoors and outdoors. In addition to exhibitions, the museum also has a 22 m × 27 m (72 ft × 89 ft) 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 shuttle Buran in 2004 which opened as a walk-in exhibition at the Technikmuseum Speyer on October 3, 2008.[citation needed]

A German Panther Tank on display in the indoor portion of the museum

Sinsheim Museum also has the largest permanent Formula One collection in Europe along with Ferraris, motorcycles, land speed record holders and classic cars along with a large collection of military tanks, aircraft, and miscellaneous equipment.[3]

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

The Concorde on display at the museum. It is positioned behind the Tupolev Tu-144

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
  • 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
  • Mechanical 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. It also 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 Nancy Parode. "Auto und Technik Museum Photo Tour - Tour of Auto und Technik Museum, Sinsheim, Germany". Seniortravel.about.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-07. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Sinsheim Auto Technik Museum - Racing Cars, Classic Cars, WWII Cold War Military, 50's Memorabilia, Trains and Planes". Bargaintraveleurope.com. Retrieved July 18, 2016.

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