Malta pleases tourists with a large number of excursions: visit the classic car museum in the town of Aura, which contains a huge collection of cars of bygone eras. The museum building is located in the house of the owner of the collection, on two basement floors, but despite this, the rooms are light and comfortable. You can enjoy the rarest models of cars, take a lot of photos, touch the exhibits, and even sit down in some! Take an hour and a half time for the tour - it is interesting not only for men, but also for ladies and children of any age.
Carol Galea is the owner of the museum exhibits: from an early age he collected model cars. When the guy grew up and got a driver’s license, he assembled the first car - Jaguar XK140, after a while he decided to buy another Fiat 1200. As a result, the garage was not enough for storing cars, and Carol solved this problem for the benefit of society - he opened a museum on the territory own home, expanding the collection.
Tourists will be pleased not only with the collection, but also with the location of the exhibits: they can be circled in a circle and each detail can be considered. Many copies are delivered to Carol in a terrible state, and he, along with restorers and mechanics for months, restores the car to an ideal (or as close as possible) state. As a result, tourists see the car in this form, as if they were just released from the factory: shiny, without defects.
In addition to cars in the museum you will see racing cars, bicycles, motorcycles. The atmosphere of past eras is enhanced by other details:
- Mannequins dressed according to time
- Gramophones on the walls
- Posters and newspapers of the middle of the last century
- TV sets
- Other elements of the interior.
The highlight of the collection are Ford Thunderbird and Austin Healey: the first - 1956 release, the second - 1957 release. Also in the collection are rare models of BMW, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Sunbeam and others. On glass racks there are model cars - children are happy to linger here.
The museum has a cinema with 60 seats: interesting films about rare models of retro cars will be shown here. The entrance to the museum is through a store and cafe, so look at the signs on the houses: it’s easy to miss the museum, the building does not stand out from the exterior. Entrance - 10 € for adults, 4,5 € for children, on Sundays the museum is closed.
- The area of the exhibition hall is 3000 square meters
- The number of cars in the collection - more than 100
- The best time to visit is Saturday: the museum is open from 9.00 to 13.30. But from Monday to Friday, it is open only from 9.00 to 10.00.
The object belongs to museums.