SAS au capital de 10 059 500 €
RCS Lille Métropole 424 761 419 00045
Siège social : 2 rue Kellermann - 59100 Roubaix - France.
AVESTA GROUP LLC
114 COLLINS STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94 118 - USA.
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A museum dedicated to the oldest sports car endurance race in the world at the 24 Hour Race
The Museum of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (Musée des 24 Heures du Mans), located next to the main gate to the circuit, was founded in 1961 as the Automobile Museum de la Sarthe. In 1991 it was adopted by the organizers of the 24 hours road race and moved to a purpose built museum complex under the direction of Francis Piquera, the Executive Manager.
In 2009 it was extensively renovated, so that the museum's permanent exhibition of the 24 Hours now highlights over 100 exceptional cars, many collectibles, dozens of films and archive photographs.
The museum tour is organized around six major sequences that lead the visitor to meet the heroes of the 24 Hours race and origins of a tradition of the Le Mans automotive industry, tracing the evolution of the car in the twentieth century.
The museum attracts some 60,000 visitors every year.