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Places in Spain - The Automobile Museum in Malaga (Costa del Sol/Andalucia)

 

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This museum in Malaga is quite extraordinary when it comes to museums. It was opened recently (Sept 2010), within the old tobacco factory in Malaga along with a huge extension at the back. The project cost 9 million Euros.

 

The museum currently houses an excellent and well presented collection of cars, illustrating how they have changed over the centuries.
 
Malaga Car Museum

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The car museum in Malaga is divided into clear sections depending on the date and style of the vehicles. There are over 100 cars on display including some very rare vehicles and accessories.

Entry to the museum is 6 euros for adults and 3 euros for pensioners. You can also include a guided tour for 9 euros per person. Students pay 4.50 euros. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm. It is closed on December 25th and January 1st.

 

Rules of the museum

No smoking inside the building

No touching of the exhibits

No animals except guide dogs

No swimwear, food or drink

No mobile phones to be used


Malaga Car Museum

 

The building that the car museum is located within is the old tobacco factory (tabaccalera). The building dates from 1927. The building was recently totally renovated to house the new museum. Besides the museum, there are exhibition and meeting rooms. There's also an interactive area for children.

Malaga Car Museum
Malaga Car Museum

 

A novel idea incorporated into the museum services is the hire of some of the vehicles for weddings, film production and special events. The hire cars include a 1959 Cadillac "El Dorado", The Excalibur similar to the Swartzwneger and Stalone, The "Flower Power" Rolls Royce like that one of John Lennon,
one Gold Bentley, another Rolls Royce decorated with Swarovsky Elements crystals and
a fifties limo model that once transported Grace Kelly.

 

Malaga Car Museum

You have to wonder how the museum managed to get the cars in this superb condition
Malaga Car Museum

 


 
Idealspain visit - November 2010
The museum is relatively easy to get to and there is ample parking nearby. A great deal of thought has gone into the planning of this museum. The cars are in pristeen condition and well organised. There's lots of space. The use of dummies in the cars gives a real sense of life. The museum is well lit and a pleasure to walk round. On the day we went there was a display of Ferraris outside.
Malaga Car Museum
 
Malaga Car Museum

There are several halls, including a few displays of fashion accessories such as hats, picnic baskets and luggage. Getting round the museum is easy and there's perfect access for disabled visitors.

 

Our opinion

Excellent museum and very good value for money. Well worth a visit if you are even the slightest bit interested in cars. Very helpful staff (some English spoken).

 
The owner of the cars is Joao Manuel Magalhaes, who is from Oporto, Portugal. His father started the collection and Joao continues collecting cars. He offered Portugal the opportunity to fund a museum for the collection, but that government was not interested. So Magalhaes decided to bring the collection to Spain. He approached the Ministry of Culture in Spain and gave them his proposal. The Ministry of Culture sent letters to the major cities of Spain and Malaga was the first city to offer to build the museum. The Mayor of Malaga and all his councilors went to Portugal to see the collection and talk to Magalhaes and they came to an agreement in 2007. The collection of cars is worth around 25 million euros and is one of the most important collections of vintage cars in the world.
 
The Museo de Automoviles, Malaga
Tel (0034) 951 137 001
Avda Sor Teresa Prat, 17, Malaga
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