The Porsche museum had a little over 530,000 visitors after one short year in operation. Now, one and a half years later (two and a half years in total) the Porsche museum welcomed 13 school children from India as Jubilee guests to celebrate passing the million visitor mark.
Museum director Achim Stejskal invited the class from Mumbai to take a look behind the scenes: In the museum workshop, which is not normally accessible to visitors, the school children were able to take a seat in a 1954 Porsche 550 Spyder. At the end of their visit, the young jubilee guests received a very special surprise: The Porsche Museum is to support their school project. The boys and girls construct a well in a village close to their school.
"We are very pleased to have been able to surprise these Indian boys and girls from Mumbai," explained Achim Stejskal. "Almost 35 percent of our visitors are guests from other countries. Fascination for the Porsche brand and its history continues undiminished, all around the world."
Porsche Museum a Favorite of Celebrities
Since its opening on January 31, 2009, the Porsche Museum has provided more than 5,100 tours through the massive exhibition space and hosted ten special exhibitions. Many celebrities from all over the world, including Jerry Seinfeld, Paris Hilton, Jamiroquai, Robby Naish, Udo Lindenberg and Peter Maffay have also taken an interest in this historic vehicle collection on Porscheplatz. If all tickets sold to date were lined up end to end they would stretch nearly 100 miles. Additionally, than 300 classics from the Porsche museum's collection have been traveling the world as rolling brand ambassadors, attending historic racing and classic car events.