Buy combination tickets online to visit the two official Ferrari factory museums (Museo Ferrari in Maranello and Museo Enzo Ferrari in Modena) in Italy.
Fans of Ferrari may visit two official factory museums in Italy run by the famous prancing horse brand. The Ferrari Museum (Museo Ferrari) is in Maranello next to the car factory and the Fiorino racing circuit, while the Museum Enzo Ferrari (Museo Enzo Ferrari) is around 21 km away in Modena. Both museums are worth visiting but the Museo Ferrari (or Maranello Museum) generally attracts three to four times more visitors each year. Buy time-slot reservation tickets online to skip the lines for the Ferrari Museum, the Museum Enzo Ferrari, or save with a combination ticket for both museums. Day-trip tours are mostly available from Bologna but seasonally from other Italian cities too.
Visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello
The Ferrari Museum (Museo Ferrari) in Maranello is the official Ferrari factory museum. Here, the emphasis is mostly on modern hypercars and racing cars but many classic models are also on display. The museum also has a huge trophies cabinet and items related to Italian motorsport. It also explains how new technologies developed for motor racing are transferred to improve standard roadgoing cars too.
Although Enzo Ferrari famously didn’t keep victorious cars for a museum during his lifetime, several historic racing cars are on display, as well as examples of all Formula 1 world championship-winning cars since the Schumacher era.
Visit the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena
The Museum Enzo Ferrari (Museo Enzo Ferrari) in nearby Modena encompasses the house and former workshop of the Ferrari family but for many visitors more enticingly is the large modern wing with a roof sculpted like a yellow Ferrari bonnet.
It was previously known as the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari for this was the house where Enzo Ferrari was born and grew up. The museum here focuses on the history of Ferrari — Enzo Ferrari founded the Scuderia Ferrari racing team in the 1930s and built his own cars from 1947.
The restored workshop of his father is now used as a museum of Ferrari engines from 1-cylinders to V12s and F1 engines. The modern new wing is used for changing exhibitions on specific themes with a number of historical and classic Ferraris. These exhibitions usually change annually. In 2022, the main theme is “Ferrari Forever” — it focuses on the role of the Classiche Department in the preservation of the heritage and Ferrari classic cars; a suitable celebration of the 75 years of Ferrari sports car manufacturing.
Occasionally, special cars from other brands, especially Alfa Romeo and Maserati, are also on show. Privately-owned cars are occasionally displayed on invitation — an honor always mentioned should the car later be offered for sale.
See also “Ferrari Forever” 75-Years Exhibition in the Enzo Ferrari Museum Modena for more on the special exhibition for 2022.
Buy Tickets Online to Visit the Ferrari Museums
The ticket prices for the Museo Ferrari in Maranello and the Museo Enzo Ferrari in Modena are the same while a combination ticket gives a significant discount.
Tickets for the Museo Ferrari in Maranello and the Museo Enzo Ferrari in Modena are €17 for each museum (€7 for under 18) or €32 for a combination ticket for a visit to both museums within 48 hours (€10 for under 18). Admission is free for children under 6 while seniors (65+) and students get a small discount. (The Lamborghini Museum in Casette di Funo is only marginally cheaper.)
Booking tickets online with a timeslot is a good time-saving option — if missing the reserved entry time, the ticket remains valid but without priority entrance.
Pricy semi-professional simulator sessions may be booked in either museum – currently around €25 for 10 minutes, including 7 minutes of driving.
A bus tour of the Ferrari factory complex and Fiorano track is possible from the Maranello museum but note that visitors stay in the bus the whole 45-minutes and do not see that much of the actual car-making process.
Driving a Ferrari is not an option at the Ferrari museums but many private companies such as Push Start and I love Maranello offer a variety of driving experiences starting from 10 minutes up. These drives are on public roads and always accompanied by an instructor. Depending on the model, prices are around €100 per ten minutes with drives ranging from 10 minutes to an hour. Track tests are often easier to arrange from Milan.
Ferrari Museums Opening Hours
Both the Museo Ferrari in Maranello and the Museo Enzo Ferrari in Modena have the same opening hours:
The Ferrari museums are open daily:
- 10:00 to 18:00 from November to March
- 9:30 to 19:00 from April to October
The Ferrari museums are generally closed only on December 25 and January 1 but it is worth enquiring how much of the Modena museum is open when exhibitions are changing (usually around February / March).
Transportation to Visit the Ferrari Museum
Driving is of course the preferred way to get to the Ferrari museums but public transportation is also available. If using the train, for both museums the closest station is Modena with frequent trains from amongst other Parma or Bologna taking less than half an hour. Train passengers arriving on a regional train may show the Trenitalia Tper ticket to receive a discount at either museum (as well as for the F1 simulator).
The Enzo Ferrari Museum is at Via Paolo Ferrari 85, 41121 Modena MO, Italy — less than a 10-minute walk from Modena train station.
Reaching the Ferrari Museum at Via Alfredo Dino Ferrari, 43, 41053 Maranello MO, on public transportation is more complicated. The simplest way to reach the museum is by taxi. Expect to pay around €30 one-way for a pre-booked taxi. A special tourist rate is currently €60 for a return trip from Modena station to the museum with an hour’s wait. (Longer wait is of course negotiable.)
If the limited times work, a cheaper easy alternative is the special shuttle bus that links the two museums and Modena station a few times per day most days. However, this service is very limited. Alternatively, cheaper (and more frequent on especially school days) is public bus 800 from Modena to Ferrari Maranello. However, note that bus 800 departs the Autostazione (bus station a few blocks to the southwest of Modena’s train station).
Day-Trip Tours to Ferrari and Other Car Museums
Day trips to the Ferrari museums are mostly offered from Bologna but are also possible seasonally from other cities. Reaching Bologna by train from most parts of Italy is very easy.
Full day-trip tours from Bologna could add several other museums (Lamborghini, Maserati) or even factory tours (Lamborghini, Pagani) to visits of the Ferrari Museum in Maranello.
Driving a Ferrari is not available at the Ferrari museums but many private companies such as Push Start and I love Maranello offer a variety of driving experiences starting from 10 minutes up. These drives are on public roads and always accompanied by an instructor. Depending on the model, prices are around €100 per ten minutes with drives ranging from 10 minutes to an hour. Track tests are often easier to arrange from Milan.