The Cyprus Historic & Classic Motor Museum exhibits classic and historic cars that range from a Ford Model-T dating back to 1912 to the former rides of famous politicians. Along with the 90-strong collection of well-preserved cars, there’s a movie space where a film short called Motoring through Ages
plays on a loop. The Basics
Inaugurated in 2014, the museum showcases the collection of Cypriote rally racer Dimi Mavropoulos. One of the most interesting cars in the collection is a Cadillac that was built for President Makarios III, though he never ended up using it. The custom car features bulletproof windows and has a specially-designed air-conditioning system that blocks poisonous gasses. The museum also houses a Rover that used to belong to Margaret Thatcher and an Austen Mini once featured in an episode of Mr. Bean
. Things to Know Before You Go
How to Get There
- The museum is a must-visit for vintage car lovers.
- Discounts for kids, teens, and seniors are available, while children under three years of age get in for free.
- The museum is wheelchair- and stroller-friendly.
The Cyprus Motor Museum is in the First Industrial Zone of LImassol, a 10-minute drive from the city center. Travelers without their own vehicle can take bus number 30 to My Mall and then switch to bus number 7 or 21, both of which stop a 5-minute walk from the museum. There's also a free transfer service from My Mall, which can be requested by calling the museum. When to Get There
The museum is open daily throughout the year, except on Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Easter Sunday. Winter hours are from 10am-5pm daily; in the summer, the museum is open from 9am-5pm on weekdays and from 10am-6pm on weekends.
The Cyprus Motor Museum allows you to rent classic or luxury cars for weddings, either with or without floral decorations. Cars available for rental include an Overland Willis dating back to 1925; a couple of Rolls Royces from the 1970s; and a 1997 Bentley Turbo RT, plus a Bedford Vintage Bus.