The Porsche Museum will reopen after 8 weeks of closure due to the corona crisis

Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart

Next Tuesday, May 12, 2020, the Porsche Museum will open its doors again. In order to stem the spread of the corona virus, it has been closed to the public since March 14. The restart of museum operations will be in line with the requirements of the Federal Government and the State of Baden-Württemberg for protection against infection with the coronavirus. This includes, for example, a new guidance system in the entire building to ensure a minimum distance of 1.50 m between visitors.

Face masks and disinfectants

“We also provide face masks and disinfectants,” adds Achim Stejskal, Head of Heritage and Porsche Museum. “We carry out regular occupational safety training for staff relating to hygiene and conduct recommendations.” Throughout the museum building, the number of visitors is limited by a controlled entrance. The opening hours remain unchanged – Tuesdays to Sundays from 9 to 18. Museum tours and didactic programs cannot be offered at the moment. The gastronomic areas will also remain closed. “We are extending the validity of the annual tickets by two months, by the duration of the museum closure during the Corona crisis”, announces Achim Stejskal.

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Display in the Porsche museum during the ’50 years Porsche 917‘ exhibition

Maintenance and renovations

During the closure, the Porsche Museum brought forward maintenance and renovation measures that had been planned to take place this year. Thus, a start was made on the conceptual reorientation of the entrance to the permanent exhibition. This so-called “Prologue”  presents the early days of the company up to 1948. The renovation work is still ongoing.  As a compensation, the admission price for the museum will be reduced with 50%.

On the website the museum informs about the current measures as well as the successive restart of the visitor programs, which are fully aligned with the official requirements.

Edited Porsche factory press release.
Pictures courtesy Porsche AG and Vintage Race Photography