Art and culture

Motors: Enzo Ferrari museum

via Paolo Ferrari, 85 - Modena - MO - 41121

Phone: 059/4397979

Fax: 059/245267



Open every day except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, on these opening hours: - from 1st October to 30th April: from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm - from 1st May to 30th September: from 9.30 am to 7.00 pm

Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari aerea

The museum complex includes Enzo Ferrari’s birthplace and a futuristic automotive design gallery, painted in the yellow that Enzo Ferrari chose as the background for the Prancing horse on his logo. The exhibition gallery was designed by the famous architect Jan Kaplicky, born and raised in Prague, during his career he worked with Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers (developing with them the design for competition for the Paris Centre Georges Pompidou), and later on with Foster and Partners. In 1979 he founded the architectural practice Future Systems. His most renowned projects are the Media Centre of the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, and the Selfridges Building in Birmingham.
Jan Kaplický suddenly passed away in Prague in 2009.
His work in Modena is being carried on by his associate and loyal assistant, the architect Andrea Morgante.

The Birthplace
mef3.jpgThe interior features a multimedia display of pictures, unpublished films and precious mementoes of Enzo Ferrari’s life as a man, driver and car-maker throughout the 20th century. The visitor embarks on an exciting, emotional journey, in the age of huge challenges and the passion for speed, to discover the myth.

The new Exhibition Gallery houses a flexible mounting representingMEF_esterno.jpg story, figures, places and races of the Modenese sport motor racing.

This exhibition container houses a Documentation Centre, an Educational Centre, a conference room, a store and a cafeteria and represents an elegant place to exhibit beautiful cars, and a perfect space to organise conference, launches and cultural events in.

The museum complex has been built on a high energy conservation and high environmental sustainability, designed according to bioclimatic principles and made with innovative materials. Main installation choices aim at making this building an essence of the mostr modern technologies, respecting the environment and the well-being of the visitors: a geothermal source supplies radiant air-conditioning systems, thermal solar panels produce hot water and exhibition spaces without direct natural light are powered by photovoltaic panels installed in the sound barriers next to the railway lines.

A special focus is on educational programmes. The formative offer addressed to the youth is characterized by targeted programmes diversified accoring to age ranges, and by focus workshops aimed at rousing thinking and creativity in several forms of expression.
The Educational Centre next to the Documentation Centre is dedicated to Sergio Scaglietti, a great figure who, with his genius, created marvellous cars and made a fundamental contribution to Enzo Ferrari’s extraordinary story.
T: +39 059 4397979

Venue for events
MEF_Spazio_Eventi_02696x464.jpgThe Museo casa Enzo Ferrari, which exhibits wonderful racing cars within a marvellous contemporary architectural structure, can also be used as a prestigious location for events, both during the daytime and in the evening.  The Museum has a conference room holding up to 150 people and, also a meeting room for 40 people.  Conferences, meetings, company presentations can be organised at the MEF or private events like weddings and degree parties can also be celebrated.
MEFBuyEmiliaRomagna_006696x464.jpgIn the evening, after the museum is closed to the public the whole Museum can be used as a location for large exclusive and evocative events, such as business dinners set among the automobiles, private parties, conferences.

Admission fees:
FULL RATE € 15,00
CONCESSIONS 1 € 13,00 (under 26 and over 65; affiliated boards)
CONCESSIONS 2 € 10,00 (children 6 to 10 years old; helpers of the disabled; servicemen; families with children whose ticket is not free)
FREE disabled visitors; children up to 5 years old

A through ticket for both this Museum and Museo Ferrari in Maranello is available at a special rate:
FULL RATE € 26,00
CONCESSIONS 1 € 22,00 (under 26 and over 65; affiliated boards)
FREE disabled visitors; children up to 5 years old

The ticket for the Formula 1 Simulator can be purchased at the Museum ticket office.
Time and cost: One drive lasts for 9 minutes, € 25 including VAT.

€ 5,00 each available in italian, english, french, spanish and german