Museo Mille Miglia

Museo Mille Miglia, Brescia: Hours, Address, Museo Mille Miglia Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo Mille Miglia
4.5
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Il Museo Mille Miglia ha sede in un antico monastero benedettino fondato nel 1008 e trasformato poi in complesso agricolo. Il grande edificio (sottoposto, a seconda dei corpi e delle zone, a vincoli di tutela di diverso livello) si raccoglie attorno ad una vasta corte, e comprende, oltre a quelle che erano le residenze dei monaci, le stalle e i magazzini, l'ex chiesetta medievale intitolata a San Paterio e l'antica "Casa dell'abate". Il complesso dell'ex monastero è ubicato alle pendici del Monte Maddalena e alle porte del quartiere di Sant'Eufemia, che ha conservato per alcuni aspetti la fisionomia del nucleo dell'antico comune suburbano. Le collezioni sono costituite da automobili d'epoca che parteciparono alla storica corsa, trofei e oggettistica recante il marchio della famosa corsa che Enzo Ferrari definì la più bella del mondo.
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DfromTheNetherlands
Amsterdam, The Netherlands24 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
During a somewhat rare rainy day we visited this museum. Entrance was free for kids we paid 10€ for each adult. It is small but entertaining. The race comes to life with the info on the tablet you get at the check in as well as the nice ambiance. Too bad there was no Ferrari on display, that would have added to to stature of the museum. But you can SPOT Aston Martin, Bentley some very nice Mercedes and of course many Italian brands.

We spend about 1,5 hrs inside, but I think most people will spend just a mere hour.

Parking in front of the entrance around the old monastery, which houses the museum.

All in all happy we chose to visit this venue😀
Written July 24, 2020
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dylannever
Gdynia, Poland285 contributions
Sep 2012 • Family
The museum is in monastic complex of S. Eufemia della Fonte and was dedicated to the Mille Miglia competition from the previous century. It is a very interesting place for every car and racing enthusiast. A real piece of not only Italian history of motorisation. Me, my son and even my wife were under the impression of beauty of this vast collection of very well maintained old cars.
Written December 11, 2012
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Mr-Grumpy-old-man
Petersfield, UK23 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Brescia is the home of the Mille Miglia - originally a thousand mile race around Italy that first ran in 1937 and ended in 1957 after an accident that killed a number of spectators. It made Stirling Moss a legend when he and Denis Jenkinson completed the course in a record 10 hours - an average speed of 100mph!

Since then, the MM has been run as a regularity rally over four days and is heavily over-subscribed with only original MM race cars getting an automatic entry.

The MM museum is located in a delightful quadrangle of old restored buildings and is full of some of the most famous cars that ran pre-1957. The exhibits rotate on a fairly regular basis keeping the collection fresh and there are lots of other race-related exhibits on display as well as archive audio visual shows which illustrate what an incredible event it was/is.

There is enough there to keep your interest for a couple of hours, a shop full of MM merchandise, books, etc and a very good restaurant - lunch there is a fine way to finish off a morning at the museum.
Written June 1, 2017
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TXTraveller88
Texas, USA66 contributions
Aug 2013 • Solo
I last visited the Mille Miglia Museum in 2008. I came back to see it again this year, figuring that they might have added new things or improved the exhibits. Sadly, it has very much gone the other way. Cars that used to be there are now empty spaces. Exhibits of memorabilia and documents are now disorganized and haphazardly scattered remainders. Many things that used to be on display are now nowhere to be found.

Signs of neglect and a loss of focus are everywhere. Bits and pieces are placed here and there, not in the chronological order they used to be in. Display cabinets are apparently not even plugged in, as the contents are left in the dark. The A/C was off when I was there. The men's room reeked of urine. Most strange of all, there is a large roomed filled with Beatles memorabilia in the middle of the museum. While I like the Beatles as much as the next person, how they are suppose to connect with the Mille Miglia is anyone's guess. Even the once bustling cafe in the central courtyard is now locked shut.

Perhaps this museum has been hurt by Italy's recent economic problems? Most of all, though, it just looks like it suffers from very indifferent management. A pretty sad state of affairs...
Written August 21, 2013
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David S
Barnsley, UK782 contributions
May 2013 • Friends
This museum is well laid out albeit it was smaller than I expected. The merchandise in the shop was good quality but on the expensive side. We had a drinks reception followed by an excellent meal. We were joined by the drivers of the only Aston Martin to win the race. The only downside was that it rained heavily as we were leaving.
Written July 13, 2013
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Franzfru
Frankfurt, Germany3 contributions
May 2019
We visited during the mille miglia week 2019. Very busy. Maybe our expectation was high but considering the myth behind the race and the rest of the organization the overall level of the mille miglia experience we lived in Brescia piazza Victoria this expo was very underwhelming. the location from outside it looks nice when inside a small shop, some panels, a limited car collection but there are at least 10 of the most beautiful Autos and you can smell the tradition but do not feel the great story. It is very sad to see such a historical importance and expensive piece of machinery scattered throughout a Kloster with clear signs of neglect. the expo it is a humble walk and at the end of it the a strange fact of a local mercedes dealer Stand sponsoring the museum. the promo also sad. did not make much sense to us. was expecting a theater but we found a dusty memorabilia collective. They should invest in marketing & retail for the flagship Mille miglia location, considering the huge business of the classic cars, i think they do not miss the money.
Written October 31, 2019
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Verona
mjm75291 contributions
Sep 2018
I love Italy and my husband loves cars. This is not even a compromise but a very well executed collection. The exhibits are interesting, well-lit, and contain cars that one might not see anywhere else. Besides actual cars, there are clothes from the same era on display by the relate car. (There is also a restaurant in case you arrive or depart midday!)
Written June 4, 2019
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Erkki L
Ypaja, Finland17 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Very interesting museum of the cars which did compete at Mille Miglia until 1957 when the race was organized last time. There was also information about each race.
Written May 22, 2018
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Jess G
Savigliano, Italy9 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
We checked on the website, which stated the museum was open Sunday, April 1, Easter. Then we called a few days before just to be certain, and they told us they would be open. We arrived with 4 young children (ages 3-8) and they were closed with no explanation and no sign. If you read the door, the museum should be open. We asked at the bar and restaurant which were open and their only response was they are a separate entity. If you say you’re going to be open, be open. If you want to see race cars in Italy, go to Modena or il Museo d’automobile in Torino. Both are administered much better than Mille Miglia.
Written April 1, 2018
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dunkintheshed
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK18 contributions
Dec 2017
I visit this attraction every month as a a small distraction for customers whilst visiting a nearby supplier.
Everyone has found it fascinating as either a pierce of motoring history or Italian cultural history.
Very hospitable, some amazing cars here.
I have been here over 30 times in the past 3 years and each time it has slightly different displays of cars or another little display.
Written January 22, 2018
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