The Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen will open its doors once again on Tuesday 12 May 2020 welcoming the public with strict distancing measures being implemented by organisers.
The museum is home to more than 80 vehicles within its impressive 5,600 square meter exhibition area and had been closed to the public since March 14 due to the recent coronavirus outbreak.
The resumption of museum operations is based on the requirements of the federal and state governments of Baden-Württemberg to protect against infection with the corona virus.
Additional assistance will include a new signage system throughout the building to ensure the minimum distance of 1.50m between visitors; a full metre less than UK 2m stipulated requirement.
Achim Stejskal, Head of Heritage and Porsche Museum said:
“We are providing protective masks and disinfectants.
“For the employees, we carry out regular occupational safety instructions with recommendations for hygiene and behavior.
“In the entire museum building, the number of visitors is limited by controlled entry. The opening times remain unchanged – Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Museum tours and didactic programs cannot yet be offered. The eating areas also remain closed.
“We are extending the validity of the annual tickets by two months, in other words by the duration of the museum closure during the Corona crisis.”
During the closure, the Porsche Museum utilised the downtime by carrying out maintenance and renovation measures that were originally planned for later in the year.
Due to this ongoing renovation work, the admission price is temporarily reduced by half.
Boris Johnson today suggested that lockdown measures could be eased as early as Monday, May 11.
The statement came during today’s Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) with a full announcement to be made on Sunday, May 10 about the coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
Given the death rate is now the highest in Europe, the relaunch of any classic events anytime soon in the UK seems highly unlikely unless things dramatically change.