Car Tourism pp 77-106 | Cite as

Spaces of Car Tourism: Museums and Car Exhibitions

  • Waldemar Cudny
Part of the Economic Geography book series (ECOGEO)


This chapter is devoted to another type of car tourism space, distinguished in the typology presented in previous chapter. In this chapter, the focus is put on car museums, collections and exhibitions as car tourism spaces. First, the concept of a museum, its main functions and the most popular types are discussed. Further on there is a definition of car museum presented as well as their selected case studies. The chapter analysis focuses on examples of car as well as science and technology museums housing significant car collections. The case studies presented here include facilities like Volkswagen Museum in Wolfsburg (Germany), Porsche Museum in Stuttgart and the Lamborghini Museum in Italy. The museums of technology and car industry presented in the chapter include the Museum of Industry and Technology in Warsaw, the Museum of the Automotive Industry and Technology in Otrębusy (Poland) and the Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim and the Technik Museum Speyer (Germany). Finally, the chapter presents examples of car collections (e.g. the Umberto Panini Classic Car Collection), which are tourism attractions as well.


Car tourism Car tourism spaces Car museum Science and technology museum Car collection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Waldemar Cudny
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  1. 1.Lodz UniversityLodzPoland

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