Porsche Museum opening date set

New Porsche Museum to be opened on January 31, 2009; Exclusive restaurant and conference areas complement the exhibition of historic vehicles ATLANTA, December 1 - In the new Porsche Museum the final preparations are made for the opening on...

New Porsche Museum to be opened on January 31, 2009; Exclusive restaurant and conference areas complement the exhibition of historic vehicles

ATLANTA, December 1 - In the new Porsche Museum the final preparations are made for the opening on Saturday, January 31, 2009. Now that the scaffolding has been removed, it is possible to see to the full extent the bold architecture of the building at the head office premises of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG in Zuffenhausen: The 5,600 square metres of exhibition space are supported on just three so-called cores of reinforced concrete - hence just seeming to hover in space. Inside the building the majority of approximately 80 exhibits are already in place.

In the other areas of the new building - amongst them the museum workshops, the museum shop, the Porsche archive, an exclusive restaurant, a bistro and the capacious event areas - a team of experts is busy putting the finishing touches. Three days after the ceremonial opening, which takes place on Wednesday, January 28, 2009, the doors of the new Porsche Museum will be flung open to welcome the first visitors. The exhibition can be viewed daily for an admission price of eight Euros (reduced price on Mondays: four Euros). Children up to the age of 14 get free admission when accompanied by an adult.

The restaurant on the second floor - which has both a view through the glass facade onto the Porscheplatz as well as through the glass partition into the exhibition itself - has its own separate entrance and is also open at hours different from those of the museum itself.

-credit: porsche

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