If you’re in the neighborhood of Munich, Germany this Friday, you should plan a visit to the BMW Museum. This beautiful facility makes a great destination anytime but especially this November 26th because it’s BMW’s Night of the White Gloves. Visitors will be encouraged to do what is normally strictly prohibited in museums, touch the displays. To ensure the cars, motorcycles and engines on display are handled with care, everyone will be given white gloves to wear. It’s the third time round for this “hands-on” event.
From 7 p.m. to midnight, the 120 exhibits spanning 90 years of the brand’s history will not only be available to touch, the BMW Museum will also open up the engine compartments and trunks of the various models. “We are very pleased to have set up this unusual event at the BMW Museum,” says Dr Ralf Rodepeter, Director of the BMW Museum, who is looking forward to the third staging of the Night of the White Gloves.
As well as seeing and touching the exhibits, visitors will be able to experience a special driving experience in true style. Select chauffeurs from the BMW VIP fleet will be on hand to drive visitors around north Munich (weather permitting) in restored recent classics from BMW’s New Class.
The Museum will also be presenting “Living Workshops” based on individual sections of the permanent exhibition. Throughout the evening, experts will showcase the various trades and skills that are required for the professional restoration of vehicles. Restoration projects will illustrate the effort involved in returning a model to its original condition. No doubt visitors will marvel at the technical equipment and human skills that make it possible to preserve the value of an old vehicle.
For the youngsters, the BMW Museum will have a “treasure hunt” with a special feature BMW says is “not for the fainthearted!” Visitors will also be able to enjoy the reggae band, The Royal Majestix. Admission is 15 euros but you can save 5 euros through advance bookings at the BMW Museum, BMW Welt and via München Ticket.