Culture on four wheels

For anyone whose heart races at the sight of classic cars, it’s well worth a trip to the Emil Frey Classic Car Museum in Safenwil. More than 50 treasures from the Emil Frey collection are on permanent display in a fully renovated 19th-century textile factory, making for a one-of-a-kind exhibition that stretches covers 1,500 m2.

The car enthusiasts of Emil Frey AG, founded in 1924, had the foresight to begin collecting historically significant models in the name of cultural preservation. Today, the renowned collection centres on gleaming models mainly from England and Japan, spanning the post-War years up through the 1980s. Favoured by both collectors and aficionados, the exhibition includes design icons, specialities, rarities and modern classics, such as the Jaguar E-Type, Triumph Dolomite Sprint, Aston Martin DBS Mark III and Toyota Celica GT4 Turbo. What dreams are made of...

The museum is the ideal destination for car buffs, families, groups and classes who would like to learn more about the most celebrated designs, technology and car makes from the past 60 years.


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Exhibition space 1500 m2
Exhibits Varying, up to 60 cars
Cult car Bernhard Russi‘s legendary 1979 Subaru 1600 AWD with the UR 5000 license plate
Star of the show Sir Winston Churchill’s Land Rover 86
Other highlights Entertaining guided tours filled with stories and anecdotes about cars and car-related topics

Closed days:


Monday and Sunday closed

Opening hours


Closed sundays and mondays

Tues – Fri : 10:00  – 18:00

Sat : 10:00 – 16:00

Admission prices

  • Adult CHF 10.00
  • Kids under 16 Y & Seniors CHF 5.00
  • Guided tours up to 20 Pers CHF 180.00 (museum tickets not included)
    (Guided tours by appointment only)

Guided tours

Would you like to be taken on a three-floor journey through automotive history? Book a guided tour (in German, English, French or Rhaeto-Romanic) by calling +41 62 788 79 20 or sending an e-mail to infoemilfreyclassicsch