VAASA CAR AND MOTOR MUSEUM
The Vaasa Car and Motorcycle Museum is Finland's largest private car museum. The museum owned by Vaasan Vetaraaniauto ry:n has recently become a popular place to visit, where there is enough experience for the whole family!

Open

Open

every day

1.6. – 30.8.2020

at 10-17

Closed on Midsummer

Tickets 8 €

(children under 12 years have free entrance)

The Vaasa Car and Engine Museum offers three floors of exhibitions. Apart from cars, we have a large collection of motorbikes, mopeds, bicycles, land motors, model aircrafts and much more. The museum has something to offer for everyone – not only those interested in cars and engines!


The museum is located right outside Vaasa city centre. There is plenty of parking space. The museum café is open during the museum’s opening hours.

EVENTS

EVENTS 2020

The museum is open on event days 10‒17, except on the Night of the Arts 10‒20. The café is open during all events!
  • You are welcome to visit our renewed exhibitions. We are open until the end of August....

  • In the beginning of June, we celebrate the National museum vehicle day here in Vaasa. At the museum a race is held and all museum vehicles are welcome...

  • One of the traditional highlights of the season is the Night of the Arts in Vaasa, this year on Thursday 6 August. The stage of the car museum has pre...

  • The car museum’s traditional scrap market is a great success. People gather from all over the Ostrobothnian region to trade spare parts and vintage it...

EXHIBITIONS

EXHIBITIONS

This season’s new exhibition is The rise and fall of the British car industry. The motorsport exhibition on the first floor has been renewed and Vintage Heaven has been expanded.

1. Floor

On the ground floor of the car museum we traditionally display a theme exhibition which varies every year. Last year it was Citroën cars to celebrate the anniversary of the car manufacturer. This year we have crossed the English Channel. The exhibition The rise and fall of the British car industry presents the fascinating lifecycle of the British car industry in great detail. On the ground floor you will also find the permanent exhibition consisting of a variety of vehicles from the early 20th century up to the mid-1940s. On display there is an old fire engine which you can take for an imaginary spin, one of the oldest taxis in Finland and other rarities!

2. Floor

2. Kerros

The motorsport exhibition on the first floor has been renewed once more. Our comprehensive collection of race cars from several decades is unique in all of Finland!

3. Floor

Vintage Heaven on the second floor presents recent history from another point of view than that of vehicles. In true Custom Culture spirit, the second floor offers a comprehensive exhibition of bicycles, motorbikes, model aircrafts, TVs and radios. You can also learn the history of the Vaasa engine factories and pay a visit to the old shop!

History

History

The Vaasa Car and Engine Museum is owned by the veteran car association Vaasan Veteraaniautoseura ry. The museum has been restored and is nowadays mainly run by voluntaries. The past few years the number of visitors has increased to record-breaking levels.

The Vaasa Car and Engine Museum opened its doors in 1981. At the museum you will find engines and cars dating from as far back as the early 20th century up to modern times. At the museum the history of traffic and vehicles is illustrated by means of restored cars and other vehicles. An example worth mentioning is the horse-drawn ambulance from 1909. There are also several fire engines and other firefighting equipment on display. The museum’s large collection of bicycles provides an excellent opportunity to get to know the development of the bike. The museum collections also include soapbox cars, snowmobiles, motorcycles and mopeds.