You Can Now Tour The Petersen Automotive Museum's Private Vault

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The museum is now offering attendees a behind-the-scenes look at its incredible workshop.

The Petersen Automotive Museum has launched a new Vault Workshop tour, providing gearheads with a behind-the-scenes look at the workshop.

Once a week, a small group of just 25 enthusiasts will be treated to a rare glimpse of the Vault and the workshop. Here, the Petersen Museum's vast collection is kept in tip-top shape. Visitors will not only be able to see classic cars, like the Porsche 911, Ferrari F40, and Corvette Stingray (C2) being maintained but also catch a glimpse of newly exhibited vehicles. The two-hour tour is guided by one of the Petersen Car Museum's docents, who has intimate knowledge of everything there.

There are ten preservation experts in the Petersen Automotive Museum vault whose job is to repair and maintain the staggering collection of vehicles.

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Thanks to this dedicated team, the vehicles are in perfect condition and ready to be displayed immediately. If you're interested, the workshop tours will occur on Saturdays at 9:30 am. However, additional tours will occur on Saturdays and Sundays on holiday weekends.

There are a few rules, however. Firstly, no strollers are allowed - presumably to avoid any pricey damage to showpieces. While you can take photos, no tripods or photography equipment can enter the Vault. Children under four are also not eligible to take the tour.

It sounds like a great experience, but it is rather pricey. Tickets for the workshop tour are priced at $150 a piece, which makes it a rather expensive family outing. However, it looks to be a memorable experience and something gearheads would love if you're still looking for Christmas present ideas.

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It's worth noting that to enter the Vault, visitors are still required to purchase a general admission pass. Petersen Automotive Museum tickets start from $19,95 for adults (18 - 62), $17.95 for seniors (62+), $12.95 for youths (12 - 17), and children (4 - 11).

Aside from this new addition, the Petersen Automotive Museum has recently hosted some incredible exhibitions. In June, the "Splendor and Speed: Treasures of the Petersen Collection" exhibition featured some of the rarest and historically significant cars of the 20th century, such as Steve McQueen's 1956 Jaguar XKSS and several other vehicles. It even hosted a motoring-themed art exhibition in February.

A year ago, the museum partnered with Yellowbrick to launch a free automotive design course, where attendees could learn from industry leaders like Tesla's Franz von Holzhausen, Ralph Gilles, and more.

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