The Historic Car Collection in Monaco is not a “museum” at all!
Although the Histroric Car Collection in Monaco is experienced as a museum, it really is not. Rather, it is a private collection of Prince Rainer III’s cars, collected throughout his life. So welcome inside this 5000 m2 garage!
When Prince Rainer died in 2005, his son Prince Albert II took over the responsibility for the collection, which has been open to the public since 1993.
Kill 3 museums with one stone
The Car Museum is located in a center-like building in the district of Fontvieille, just above Fontvieille harbor with shops, cafes and restaurants.
So it is a good opportunity to have a small snack or a lunch in connection with the visit.
A time travel through more than 100 years
The car collection takes us on a time travel from 1902 to the beginning of the 21st century.
Here is a motorized bicycle (Humber) from 1902, a Helica Leyat with propeller from 1921, all sorts of racing cars and large legendary 8 cylinder limousines from before World War II. And if you’re into Steve McQueen and classic race cars from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, you won’t be disappointed.
See a selection of the cars in the image gallery at the end of the article.
Combo ticket with Prince’s Palace
During the summer period when the Princely Palace is open to the public, you can save a little on the entrance ticket (1 € overall) by combining it with a ticket to the Prince’s Palace.
The ticket price for adults is 10€ to visit the car collection and the opening hours are listed at the bottom of the page. Children between 6-17 years old pay 5€.
By Tommy Sverre – 2022