The safety of our guests, staff, and volunteers, is critical. Our Museum has installed a number of safety features to help protect everyone.
Though state and local rules permit full occupancy, we wish to be extra-cautious and are limiting attendance to 50 guests at any given time. In addition, we ask you to maintain social distancing while visiting the Museum, and we require all guests—as well as staff and volunteers—to wear a mask while inside the building. If you don’t have a mask, we will be happy to provide one. Regretfully, we cannot allow anyone to enter the museum without one.
Thank you for understanding, for helping us keep everyone safe!
GENESIS: BMW From the Beginning has been extended from January 2021 to Friday, May 21, 2021. Come see it while it is still here!
Our latest exhibition is GENESIS: BMW From the Beginning
This exhibition is presented by The Werk Shop, with additional sponsorship from Classic BMW of Plano, Texas, CocoMats, and Yokohama Tires. GENESIS represents the most comprehensive exhibit of early BMWs ever staged in North America, bringing 24 significant cars and motorcycles from BMW’s first 50 years. GENESIS tells the story of BMW’s origins as a maker of airplane engines during World War I through its expansion into motorcycle and automobile production in the 1920s. Informative kiosks and fascinating archival photos will guide visitors through five decades of BMW history. GENESIS will illuminate BMW’s technical innovations as well as its role in supplying the German military through two world wars, and its re-emergence as a peacetime mobility company in the aftermath of World War II.
GENESIS includes motorcycles from the 1927 R47 sport bike and the Depression-era 1931 R2 single to the sidecar-and-trailer-equipped 1944 R75 that provides a rare vantage point to BMW’s World War II-era production for the German military, as well as a 1949 R24, BMW’s earliest postwar vehicle.
The automobiles on display in GENESIS include one of BMW’s first all-new cars of its own design—a 1934 309—as well as stunning 1930s sports cars like the 315/1 and 328 roadsters, and the luxurious 335 with its powerful 3.5-liter inline six-cylinder engine. Several of these pre-war machines are the only examples of their kind in the US. Together, they take visitors through BMW’s astoundingly rapid development as a carmaker in the 1930s, when its race-winning roadsters gained world renown, while cars from the 1950s highlight its resurrection with the Baroque Angel sedans, V8-powered 503, 507 and 3200 CS, and a succession of microcars.
Location (with plenty of free parking) 190 Manatee Court, Greer, SC 29651
2021 MUSEUM ADMISSION FEES: We accept cash and credit cards (Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express).
Adults (18+) : $12
Youth (6-17): $6
Children (5 & under): Free
2021 HOURS: Last admission to the Museum will be one hour before closing.
Exhibit has been extended until May 21, 2021
- Monday —– 9am to 5pm
- Tuesday —– 9am to 5pm
- Wednesday – 9am to 5pm
- Thursday —- 9am to 5pm
- Friday ——- 9am to 5pm
- Saturday —- Closed
- Sunday —— Closed
Special Events (hours and admission price may vary)
- Friday, May 21 – GENESIS exhibit final day. Register here: Event
- Friday, July 9 – ZFest (more information soon)
- Saturday, July 10 – Guinness World Record Attempt (more information soon)
2021 HOLIDAY CLOSURES:
- Memorial Day – 5/31
- Independence Day – 7/4
- Thanksgiving – 11/25
- Christmas Eve & Day – 12/25
- New Year’s Eve – 12/31