I went on a trip in central Europe to visit car and aviation museums at the beginning of June 2018. The Rolls-Royce museum in Dornbirn was definitely on my list. It turned out that it was now TWO museums next to each other since early 2018. This is the smaller one with only coachbuilt cars. Since most of the coachbuilders went out of business during WWII and Rolls-Royce started doing their own coachwork, the newest one is from 1937. The Bentley is built by Rolls-Royce’s/Bentley’s own coachbuilder department Mulliner in co-operation with Italian designer Pininfarina.
In June 2018 they had the following cars on display on the lower floor:
- Rolls-Royce Phantom I Fixed Head Coupé FHC, 1928, Coachbuilder Barker & Co, London, UK
- Rolls-Royce Phantom II Sport Saloon, 1933, Coachbuilder Park Ward & Co, London, UK
- Rolls-Royce Phantom III Limousine, 1936, Coachbuilder Barker & Co, London, UK
- Rolls-Royce 20/25 Fixed Head Coupé FHC, 1934, Coachbuilder Freestone & Webb, London, UK
- Rolls-Royce 25/30 h.p. 3-position Drop Head Coupé DHC, 1937, Coachbuilder Freestone & Webb, London, UK
- Bentley Azure Drop Head Coupé DHC, 2002, Pininfarina / Mulliner
You can see all the Rolls-Royce images we have on this site divided up by:
- Rolls-Rayce Coachbuilders: Rolls-Royce Coachbuilders around the world
- Rolls-Royce models: Rolls-Royce models
- Rolls-Royce by Decade: Rolls-Royce by Decade
- Rolls-Royce body styles: Rolls-Royce body styles
Nice but very compact museum with a workshop on the next floor (with a Jaguar KX-150 when I was there) and some Rolls-Royce memorabilia. From a photographers standpoint they have very difficult lighting, but the images came out pretty well even so. You are allowed to use a tripod for free which helps a lot!
See our YouTube slideshow of the images: Rolls-Royce museum “the World’s finest”, Dornbirn, Austria and remember to Subscribe to our YouTube channel!
You can see full details about these two museum in our Car Air Bike Directory here:
- Rolls-Royce museum “the World’s finest”, this museum.
- The other museum is called Rolls-Royce Automobilmuseum Franz Ferdinand Vonier. We have an article about my visit to that museum here: Journey to: Rolls-Royce Automobilmuseum Franz Ferdinand Vonier, Dornbirn, Austria.
They are also involved in an Air museum that will expand opening hours and number of items displayed later in 2018, so don’t forget to ask them about that if you are in to airplanes as well, like me!