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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

1.5. – 31.8.2022

at 10-17

Closed on Midsummer

Tickets 8 €

(children under 12 years have free entrance)
Payment methods: e-passport, Smartum, Voucher, cash, most common Debit and Credit cards

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 2022

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!
  • Opening of the season on 1.5.2022
  • Scrap Market 14.5 at 8.00 a.m.
  • National Museum Vehicle Day 11.6. Gathering to the museum vehicles at 13.00.
  • Night of the Arts, 11.8 An event specifically for children.
  • Scrapmarket and end of the season 10.9.
  • Winter storing starts on 30.10.2022. 6:00 p.m.
  • Our Wednesday drives continue starting 8 July until the end of September. We start from Vaasa market square at 18:00. The routes are posted on Faceboo...

  • 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...

  • 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...

EXHIBITIONS

EXHIBITIONS

The novelty of the season is seen in the products of the German automotive industry from several different decades. The second-floor sports car show is being revamped and the third-floor Vintage Heaven has expanded again.

1. Floor

Das Auto

German masterpieces over the decades! On the first floor of the Vaasa Car Museum, you can get to know German cars, from classics to special models – among them you will find sporty and prestigious Porsches, as well as, of course, several different Volkswagens. Welcome to a spectacular time travel with the German car industry!

2. Floor

2. Kerros

The second floor exhibition features sports cars as well as historic square cars. The gems of the exhibition presenting sports cars are e.g. the rare Lancia Fulvia Zagato, the Volvo 1800s, also known as the Saint Volvo, and the Triumph Spitfire. The exhibition also features track and race cars; Formula cars, Legends, BMW 2002 and Volvo Amazon take you on a time travel to the motorsport events of former times.

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.