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The museum was located in Stuttgart , in the city with a long tradition of a legendary automotive factory, which was founded by Ferdinand Porsche. The museum was established in 1976. After some time more space was needed, so in 2008 a new building was built according to a project by the Viennese architectural studio Delugan Meissl Associated Architects. The building resembles a levitating white monolith. The new Porsche Museum was officially opened on 31st January 2009.
Porsche Museum occupies an area of 5600 m2 . There are total 80 cars on display. The exhibits include valuable models, e.g. 356, 550, 911, 917 and also technical gadgets developed by Ferdinand Porsche in the early 20th century. A part of the exhibition is called the Idea of Porsche, another section is the History of Porsche, and there are other topics in other sections, too. Porsche Museum is a living museum. All models are functional and sometimes are rented for races. According to the director of the museum, the Porsche cars have been developed to be driven on the road, not to be installed in the museum.
The exhibition area is completed with with a café, a small store, company archives, a a library with three thousand volumes, and with conference rooms. Porsche Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm. Admission: € 8 (adults) , children under 14 with an adult guardian gets a ticket for free.