Porsche Museum to open its gates on 31 January 2009

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

The final arrangements are being done for the opening of the new Porsche Museum on the 31st of January 2009. The scaffolding has be removed at long last and it is now feasible to view the whole expanse of the daring architectural structure of the edifice, across the head office area of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG in Zuffenhausen, the well-known town of Stuttgart, in Germany, that has been the home of Porsche since 1950.

Three reinforced concrete support carries the 5,600 square meters of exhibition space giving the illusion that the edifice seem to hover in empty space.

Currently, already setup inside are almost all of the estimated 80 exhibits. The vehicles have been kept in an off-premises warehouse in Zwingenberg am Neckar, while the construction of the new Porsche Museum was in progress.

The initial exhibits that will go on display in the museum include the first prototype of the 924, a 356 Cabriolet, and an original '11' model, among many others.

Since the museum pieces are also employed on the streets, it is planned that they will be constantly substituted by other vehicles. As a consequence, the Porsche Museum will regularly alter its appearance, and this will provide future visitors a regular opportunity to find out assorted Porsche rarities in the new museum.

A crew of professionals is busy applying the finishing touches in other areas of the current building, including the museum workshops, the museum shop, the Porsche archive, a private restaurant, a bistro and the spacious event sections.

The Porsche Museum will officially open to the general public three days after the ceremonial opening which will happen on the 28th of January 2009.

Exhibitions can be viewed from Tuesdays to Sundays, between 09:00 and 18:00. Eight Euros will be the entrance cost. Free admission are afforded to children up to 14 years of age if they are in the company of an adult. Monday is the Museum's day off.

Topics: porsche, germany, museum

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