Technik Museum Speyer

Summary

The Technik Museum Speyer is a technology museum in Speyer (Rhineland-Palatinate), Germany.[1]

Technik Museum Speyer
Aerial overview of the museum's grounds
Aerial overview of the museum's grounds
Technik Museum Speyer is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Technik Museum Speyer
Technik Museum Speyer
Location within Rhineland-Palatinate
Technik Museum Speyer is located in Germany
Technik Museum Speyer
Technik Museum Speyer
Technik Museum Speyer (Germany)
Established1991; 33 years ago (1991)
Location
  • Am Technik Museum 1
  • 67346 Speyer
  • Germany
Coordinates49°18′45″N 08°26′47″E / 49.31250°N 8.44639°E / 49.31250; 8.44639
TypeTechnology museum
WebsiteTechnik Museum Speyer (in English)

History edit

The museum was opened in 1991 as a sister museum of the Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim and is run by a registered alliance called "Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim e.V.". As of 2004, it has more than 2,000 exhibits and an exhibition area of more than 150,000 m² (indoors and outdoors). It attracts more than half a million visitors per year. In addition to the exhibitions, the museum also has a 22 m x 27 m IMAX Dome theatre.

Exhibits edit

Central pieces of the exhibition include several preserved aircraft. In spring 2002, Lufthansa donated a retired Boeing 747-200 aircraft, which is now accessible to visitors.[2] In April 2008, a Soviet/Russian Buran spacecraft, OK-GLI, was transported to the Technik Museum and is now another walk-in exhibit. Other walk-in highlights are an Antonov An-22 and several other aircraft types, locomotives, the houseboat Sean O'Kelley of The Kelly Family, and submarine U9 of the German Navy.

Other exhibits display fire engines, mechanical organs, vintage cars, motorcycles and locomotives, helicopters and military aircraft. Additionally, there is a Maritime and miniature model museum section. There is also the Wilhelmsbau, a separate building which shows rare objects including historic fashion, weapons, jewels, dolls, toys, uniforms, and automatic musical instruments.

References edit

Citations edit

  1. ^ Kursbuch der deutschen Museums-Eisenbahnen 2008 (Handbook of German Museum Railways), Verlag Uhle und Kleimann, ISBN 978-3-928959-50-6, serial 208
  2. ^ airportzentrale.de - "A piece of history: The Boeing 747 at Technikmuseum Sinsheim/Speyer" (German) 9 August 2020

Bibliography edit

  • Musikautomaten im Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim bzw. Musikautomaten, Moden und Uniformen im Technik Museum Speyer: 192 p, two Languages: German and English; ISBN 3-9809437-4-7
  • Heinz Elser, Margrit Elser-Haft, Vladim Lukashevich: Buran - History and Transportation of the Russian Space shuttle OK-GLI to the Technik Museum Speyer, two Languages: German and Englisch, 2008, ISBN 3-9809437-7-1

External links edit

  Media related to Technik Museum Speyer at Wikimedia Commons

  • Astrotalkuk.org Interview from Technik Museum Speyer 23 December 2013
  • Technik Museum Speyer (in English)
  • Technik Museum Speyer (in German)