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Automotive history contains museums, car factories, motorist meetups and other places where old motor vehicles can be seen and driven.


Map of Automotive history


The Volvo Museum is about more than just cars and trucks
  • 1 Volvo Museum (Gothenburg, Sweden). In the home town of Volvo you can view the past and present models of the Swedish car. Volvo Museum (Q3329393) on Wikidata Volvo Museum on Wikipedia
  • 2 Museum of Science and Technology (Tekniska Museet) (Stockholm/Östermalm, Sweden). This large museum tells the tale of Sweden's rich tradition of engineering, with objects from past centuries, and one of the server racks from a 2008 police raid against the Pirate Bay. National Museum of Science and Technology (Q177550) on Wikidata Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology on Wikipedia
  • 3 Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile (Turin, Italy). The collection houses over 170 vehicles, from 18th-century carriages to Formula 1 racers, and lots of gorgeous red sports cars. Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile (Q2836365) on Wikidata Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile on Wikipedia
  • 4 BMW Museum (Munich/North, Germany). Extensive museum displaying the evolution of motoring technology, from the earliest days to future concepts. BMW Museum (Q703212) on Wikidata BMW Museum on Wikipedia
  • 5 Rolls-Royce Museum (Dornbirn, Austria). This museum is the most extensive of its kind in the world. Founded in 1999, it houses more than 1000 exhibits, including several dozen classic vehicles, in a space of about 3000 m². The museum also organises special rides. Rolls-Royce Museum (Q2164265) on Wikidata Rolls-Royce Museum on Wikipedia

Asia and Oceania[edit]

  • 6 Tofaş Anatolian Car Museum (Bursa, Turkey). Bursa is a major centre of Turkish automotive industry. This museum showcases its evolution from horse-drawn carriages to the present day. Tofaş Museum of Cars and Anatolian Carriages (Q6047004) on Wikidata Tofaş Museum of Cars and Anatolian Carriages on Wikipedia
  • 7 National Motor Museum (Birdwood, South Australia). Contains one of the largest collections of cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles in the world. The collection comprises over 300 vehicles dating from the turn of the century to the present day. National Motor Museum (Q15261134) on Wikidata National Motor Museum, Birdwood on Wikipedia

North America[edit]

  • 8 R.E. Olds Transportation Museum (Lansing, USA). A museum dedicated to the founder of Oldsmobile, which was later bought by GM and was for years a popular US auto brand.
  • 9 Canadian Automotive Museum (Oshawa, Ontario). A two floor trip through old-time cars in a former car dealership. Cars on display include a hundred-year-old fire truck, a Ford Model T, a boat/car hybrid, a steam powered car, one of the world's first Rolls-Royces and a 1983 Delorean. Canadian Automotive Museum (Q5029747) on Wikidata Canadian Automotive Museum on Wikipedia


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