Autoworld automobile museum in Brussels

Autoworld_overview

Across the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History at the Parc du Cinquantenaire (Jubelpark, Jubilee Park) in Brussels there is Autoworld, a museum dedicated to cars, some bikes and some carriages.

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It holds a large and varied collection of over 250 vintage European and American automobiles from the late 19th century until the 1990s. Including an array of Minerva cars, such models as a 1928 Bentley, a 1930 Bugatti and a 1930 Cord and several limousines which belonged to the Belgian Royal Family.

Autoworld_King

The museum moved in in 1986 and was originally formed by merging the collections of Charly De Pauw and Ghislain Mahy.

Inside

Autoworld consist of a huge hall with many, many cars and some motorcycles. The collection is impressive. There’s an upstairs section as well. Don’t forget to have a look at the horse carriages.

It’s a delight for petrolheads to see all this old cars.

Autoworld_carriage

But

There’s a “but”. Some displays are dated. People expect more. Playing with simple mannequins is outdated. Displays should be updated as well with a fresh lay-out and new information.

Also some of the cars and surely the carriages are in need of repair and restoration.

Don’t let it discourage you: Autoworld is worth a visit.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. pedmar10 says:

    Great place we love it with the fam. cheers

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Great write up about the automobile museum in Brussels, reading it made me want to go there!!! 👍👍

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sartenada says:

    Wow! I love old cars, well, some newest also! 🙂 I think that I should visit this museum also.

    Thank you for this great post!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Timothy says:

      You are always welcome to come and visit Belgium 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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