This was going to be one of the highlights of our trip to LA. The Petersen is near the La Brea tar pits, which is a good location. There are two types of admission, the standard admission gives you access only to the museum's upper floors, for a load of extra money you can go on a tour of the vault, This is where they store cars which are not currently on display. The biggest issue was that they do not allow you to take photographs in the vault (supposedly for security reasons) This is a fact that they don't tell you until you arrive and have paid. Very disappointing. The above floor parts of the museum have some nice street scenes and the few cars are nicely displayed. There are some gems in the vault and the tour guide was knowledgeable, if not that much fun to be with. The tour group was 15 -20 people. Steve McQueen's Lead Sled was my favourite. So would I go again probably not. Was I glad I went yes, but would have been much better with some pictures to remember it by.
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