Ferrari reopen its museums in Maranello and Modena

General view from inside the Ferrari museum during the Ferrari F2002 Launch held at the Fiorano Ferrari Testing Facility, in Maranello, Italy. \ Mandatory Credit: Mark Thompson /Allsport
General view from inside the Ferrari museum during the Ferrari F2002 Launch held at the Fiorano Ferrari Testing Facility, in Maranello, Italy. \ Mandatory Credit: Mark Thompson /Allsport

Ferrari announced it will open the doors to its museums in Maranello and Modena to the public from Monday May 18, in line with Italian government regulations, the luxury sports carmaker said.

The world's strongest brand reported it has restarted production at its plants in Italy too, as part of its "Back on Track" program. 

They two museums closed on February 24 as the Region of Emilia-Romagna went on lockdown. 

Visitors to the museums will find new measures have been put in place to protect their health and that of the staff. Italy is the third most affected country in the world with 225 886 cases of Covid-19 and 32 007 deaths, according to data from John Hopkins University

Exhibitions such as "Ferrari at 24 Heures du Mans", "Hypercars" and "Grand Tour" will be on display. 

Mask wearing compulsory

All museum visitors will be scanned by a thermal scanner and, if their temperature is outside the normal zone, will be able to reschedule their visit.

Mask wearing is compulsory, except for children under the age of six. Masks are provided free of charge by the Museum to visitors without them while horizontal floor markings help ensure social distancing rules are complied with, the company said. 

Healthcare workers free access

Ferrari says all frontline medical staff are offered free access to both museums for the rest of 2020 in addition to discounts for their family members for the same period, as a gesture to the work they have done. 

Compiled by Sean Parker

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