Monaco incorporating the Monaco Motor Racing Museum
One of the ports we visited on our Mediterranean Disney Cruise was Villefranche, and one of the port adventures offered was a trip to the Monaco Motor Racing Museum.
I surprised Petrolhead A with the Racing Museum visit. It was a real opportunity for memory making for this little guy, who was 9 at the time. He is obsessed with anything motor vehicle orientated. For me, just the opportunity to experience the unique beauty and luxury of Monaco was reason enough to book the trip.
The arrival into the breath-taking port of Villefranche was made even more memorable by the excitement of the need to tender ( take a small boat from the cruise ship to land ). Hopping from the Disney Magic onto a little tug boat gave us a great opportunity to admire the magnificent cruiseliner in all its glory. I had overheard afew more experienced travellers the previous evening , commenting on the sheer beauty of Villefranche and I was not disappointed! It is an incredibly picturesque port.
We took a short coach ride to Monaco. The children found it terribly exciting and possibly a little bewildering that we were entering a whole different country.
Monaco is unique in every way. Its so peaceful, so organised, so clean. Our tour guide was very informative and involved the children in his stories and historical tales.
The highlight was of course the Motoring Museum, an absolute must for car enthusiasts. Located on the Terraces de Fontvielle this remarkable collection displays classic cars of all models, including a splendid vintage collection of cars belonging to Prince Albert.
The museum is open 7 days a week, from 10 AM to 6 PM (closed 25th of December)
Admission prices at the time we were there were –
Adults: 6.50 euros
Children: (8-14 years old): 3 euros
We were able to browse at our leisure, the whole museum visit taking approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. This allowed for reading about each vehicle and getting lots of pictures for Petrolhead A’s scrapbooks.
There’s a lovely and well equipped gift shop on the way out, catering for all budgets.