Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! If Music City, U.S.A. is where you plan to cross the finish line, you need to see the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville! This privately owned car museum prides itself on “unique cars from A to Z.” Below, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about it before visiting! For even more local recommendations to help you plan your trip to Nashville, be sure to access our complimentary Travel Guide to Music City!
Your Ultimate Guide to the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville
History of the Lane Motor Museum
The Lane Motor Museum became a reality in October 2002. Jeff Lane, the museum’s founder and director, wanted to translate his passion for automobiles into something his entire community could enjoy. He restored his first car—1955 MG TF—when he was just a teenager. Since then, he has dedicated his life to the hobby. Today, Lane’s museum consists of over 40,000 square feet of unique cars, motorcycles, bicycles, boats, and even planes! It’s even housed in a historic building (what once belonged to the Sunbeam Bread Company).
What You’ll See During Your Visit
The museum boasts a truly impressive collection of global vehicles, all unique or technologically significant in some way. Here, you’ll see 150 one-of-a-kind cars and motorcycles (which represents the largest European collection in the United States!). The vehicles in display were produced anytime between the 1920s and the 2000s, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Expect to see a varied collection of microcars, amphibious vehicles, prototypes, and military vehicles. Did you know that Dan Auerbach (multi-Platinum and 8-time Grammy-winning musical artist) has even displayed his motorcycles here?
Everyone is welcome at the Lane Motor Museum! Both seasoned car collectors and little enthusiasts-in-training will love visiting this Nashville icon. You’ll need to buy a ticket to enter the museum, and you can do this upon arrival. Tickets cost $12 for adults (ages 18-64), $8 for seniors (ages 65+), $3 for children (ages 6-17), and free for children under six years of age. Museum members also enter free of charge!
Stop by between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. any day of the week except Tuesday or Wednesday. The museum is located at 702 Murfreesboro Pike and offers free parking!
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