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Preserving the Future of the Past

Revs Institute is more than a car museum — it is a place to see society through a different lens. It is an invitation into a working educational institution dedicated to the study, preservation, conservation, and restoration of historically significant automobiles. Explore the rich historic materials and images that define the automobile’s role in society and sport. Step into another world at Revs Institute.

Revs Institute is open with advanced ticket reservations only on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

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Experience the Collections

View a curated assemblage of the most profound and rare automotive resources and innovations of our time, professionally preserved or authentically restored to their original build standards. Revs Institute is open with advanced ticket reservations only on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

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Visit the Institute

Gain access to our historically significant automobiles and our world-renowned automobile library.

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Explore the History

Browse a collection of physical and digital archives that honors the rich tapestry of automotive history and helps to highlight our extensive research library.

Revs Institute Is Open

We are thrilled to share our wonderful collections with you. Please be sure to review our COVID-19 guidelines so we can all enjoy the museum safely.

Preservation

Automobiles are complex, technological objects that deteriorate over time. At Revs Institute, preservation keeps the cars safe in a stable display environment to minimize further damage or deterioration. The museum controls temperature, humidity, and light. Thanks to these efforts, future generations can understand the detailed history of the vehicles.

Conservation

At Revs Institute, conservation mitigates further deterioration by specialized care and treatment to ensure the car is safely stored, displayed, and operated without further risk of damage. It is better for the cars to be exercised on a regular basis than to let them sit, but this requires very careful maintenance by our team.

Restoration

Restoration is permanent change to a car. At Revs Institute, we are careful to not alter the historical integrity of an artifact. Cars severely damaged through use or neglect need restoration, but we never make it better than it was after original construction. The goal is to present a car as it looked and functioned as accurately as possible.

About Revs Institute

Revs Institute® is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, working museum and library. It is regarded as one of the greatest car museums and sources of automobile knowledge in the world.