The Salamanca car museum (Sp. Museo de la Historia de Automocion, MHAS) is run by the Gómez Planche foundation in collaboration with Salamanca city council. It was opened in 2002 in the former building of the Salamanca electricity company. It aims to show the evolution of the automobile from the early times to the present and future.
The permanent exhibition includes over 150 cars.
The earliest internal combustion vehicle is the Benz Motorwagen – which went into production in 1885.
Car manufacturers represented in the collection include the prestigious names Rolls Royce, Hispano Suiza, Jaguar, Pegasus, BMW, Cadillac, MG and Mercedes-Benz and the popular makers Ford, Buick, Citroen, SEAT and Fiat. Motorcycles on display include models by Bultaco, Honda, Lube, Derbi, Ducati, Montesa and Norton. Recent Formula 1 racing cars are also shown.
There are displays of mechanical engineering equipment, bicycles and design artefacts such as posters and insignia. The museum changes its exhibitions regularly to show the vehicles in their historical context.
Address: Pl. del Mercado Viejo, S/N, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
Tuesday 10AM–2PM, 5–8PM
Wednesday 10AM–2PM, 5–8PM
Thursday 10AM–2PM, 5–8PM
Friday 10AM–2PM, 5–8PM
Saturday 10AM–2PM, 5–8PM
Sunday 10AM–2PM, 5–8PM
This ticket is for sale at the tourist services sales point, for €5.00, which is a 50% saving on the total cost of both Museums’ admission.
PRE-ARRANGED GUIDED TOURS
The Museum offers guided tours with an expert guide who will explain the most relevant features of the exhibition, during a visit that lasts about 1 hour. These tours have an additional cost of €1 per person (only for groups of 10 people or more).
· Visitors are allowed to take pictures in the exhibition rooms. However, the use of flash or tripods is forbidden.
· Visitors under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult to visit the museum.
· Smoking inside the museum, or bringing food or drinks, is strictly forbidden.
The Museum is located in one of the most emblematic areas in the city, on the right bank of the River Tormes, next to the Roman bridge and opposite the Civil War National Historic Archive, the Cathedral and the Casa Lis Art Nouveau and Art Decó Museum.
Tel.: +34 923 260 293 | Fax: +34 923 269 849
Reyes de España Car Park, Cathedral, Salamanca
Av. de los Reyes de España
1, 3, 9 y 12 (Av. Reyes de España)
4 y 8 (Paseo Rector Esperabé)
The Museum’s own publications and official merchandising products: postcards, posters and a large range of objects and souvenirs inspired by our collection.
RENTAL OF ROOMS
Several of the Museum’s rooms are available for rent, for cultural and business events.
Guide – QR codes in several languages (English, Italian, French and Portuguese) throughout the exhibition.
Free WiFi throughout the Museum.
Visitors can have their picture taken inside an original car and enjoy new sensations.
How to get to?
Address: Pl. del Mercado Viejo, S/N, 37008 Salamanca, Castile and León, Spain.
Madrid 2 hr 15 min (215 km) via A-50
Valladolid 1 hr 24 min (121 km) via A-62