The Ferruccio Lamborghini Museum moved from its original site near Ferrara (Dosso di S. Agostino) to a new multipurpose space – called the Tonino Lamborghini Forum – located in the former Lamborghini Oleodinamica factory in Argelato, a few kilometers from downtown Bologna. Ferruccio’s son, the entrepreneur Tonino Lamborghini personally conceived and founded the Museum and opened it in 2014. The Museum’s mission is to celebrate the history of Ferruccio and his genius in the mechanics, engineering, and industrial design sectors.
The first multifunctional Ferruccio Lamborghini museum was opened in 1995 next to the Lamborghini Calor factory, in the area where Ferruccio was born.
After 19 years and thousands of visitors from all over the world, Ferruccio’s son Tonino Lamborghini, with the same entrepreneurial and avant-garde spirit that characterizes all his projects, decided to move the museum closer to Bologna. At the same time, he decided to highlight the focus of the Museum on the history of his father, a great engineer and an important Italian industrial entrepreneur, dedicating this new space to his memory.
The Museum houses all of the industrial production of the engineer honoris causa Ferruccio Lamborghini: from the first Carioca tractor with which he started his industrial group in 1947, moving on to the first track laying tractors, to the 70’s models.
From the 350GTV prototype to the 400GT; from the Ferruccio’s own epic MiuraSV to the futuristic Countach; from the Jarama models to the Jalpa prototypes; from the Urraco to the Espada with seagull wing doors that inspired the car of the movie Back to the Future; the 11-time world champion Fast 45 Diablo Class 1 offshore boat 13,5 meters long with Lamborghini engines; an amazing working Lamborghini helicopter with dual controls; Lamborghini burners, heaters, and cooling systems; the famous “Barchetta” built by Ferruccio to compete in the Mille Miglia of 1948; the reconstruction of the first personal office of Ferruccio in Lamborghini Tractors with his personal effects; a space dedicated to other cars and motorcycles of the period during which Ferruccio was creating his cars, but also belonging to the Lamborghini family or to the thousands of people who revolved around him.
The Museum in the center of the Motor Valley is a space dedicated to the value of memory yet at the same time forward looking toward innovation and challenge: a journey inside the legend who represents the excellence of Made in Italy.
The Ferruccio Lamborghini Museum is held in a 9000mq Forum that includes a shop with books, accessories and several areas available for events and business meeting. The Museum is available for guided tours with highly qualified people who guide the visitors inside an expositive area that shows Ferruccio Lamborghini universe and official story. The guides focus the attention on the most important models that helped building the myth of the Bull, describing their design and distinctive technical characteristics. The Museum offers visitors of all ages the possibility to see in detail some special treasures that wrote the history of Italian automotive innovation and design.
by car: motorway A13 Bologna Padova – Exit Bologna Interporto. Turn right and take SP3, drive for about 3km. Then turn to Bologna/Galliera/Funo/San Giorgio di Piano, follow the signs to San Giorgio di Piano/Ferrara and take the SP4. After about 1 km, you will find the Museum on your left.
by train: not far from the Museum there is a train station (Line Bologna-Ferrara-Venezia, stop Funo-Centergross) Further info: www.trenitalia.com
Full ticket for adults: 15 € Reduced ticket (students with badge, schoolchildren with teachers, over 65, children 5-10, disabled with helpers, bus drivers accompanying a group, groups (at least 25 people) : 10 € Free entry: children 0-5 Further information on www.museolamborghini.com