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Cité de l'automobile - Musée National - Collection Schlumpf

Technique and industry
Others
Mulhouse
France
-- Important message --
The museum reopens to the public on Tuesday 02/06, with a mandatory online reservation of the time slot for the visit.
Holders of the Museums-PASS-Musées need to go to the online ticket shop https://collection-schlumpf.tickeasy.com/Offres.aspx and choose the date/time of the visit, by validating the "Gratuité (Museum's Pass)" tariff. This will reserve the time of visit, but does not generate digital tickets; the validity of the Museums-PASS-Musées will be checked at the reception desk.
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The largest car museum in the world, the Cité de l'Automobile showcases 400 classic, prestige and racing cars which trace the history of the automobile.

In its huge 17,000 m² hall, lit by 800 lamp posts identical to those on the Alexandre III bridge in Paris, 243 cars that have marked their era tell the story of the motorcar from 1878 through to the present today. The motorcars are organized into chronological periods :

•The “Forerunners” The period from 1878 to 1918 features Panhard, Peugeot, De Dion and Benz models. This was when the Panhard design defined what would be the essentials of the modern motorcar for decades to come with (from front to back): an engine, clutch, gearbox and rear-wheel transmission.

•The “Classics” cover a second phase (1918-1938) which was symbolised by the merging of two important carmakers: Mercedes and Benz. This merge marked the beginning of the "super car" era, when automobiles took on incredible power and size. Mass production of front-wheel drives by Citroën in 1934 was the great technical innovation of the era. Finally, Peugeot made an important advance when it opened the Sochaux factories.

•The “Moderns” from 1945 onwards are marked by the appearance of light, inexpensive cars. Carmakers abandoned plans for costly vehicles catering to the middle-class market to concentrate on developing cars which consumed less fuel. This advance was made possible in large part by applying the ideas of Taylorism.
Cité de l'automobile - Musée National - Collection Schlumpf
Cité de l'automobile - Musée National - Collection Schlumpf
Cité de l'automobile - Musée National - Collection Schlumpf
Suitable for families
Opening hours
Open all year
From
Monday - Sunday: 10:00-17:00
From
until
Monday - Sunday: 10:00-18:00
From
until
Monday - Sunday: 10:00-17:00
Address
Cité de l'automobile - Musée National - Collection Schlumpf
17 rue de la Mertzau
68100
Mulhouse
France
+33 3 89 33 23 23

47.759732, 7.328547