A new exhibit is set to open in the Ford Museum’s Transit Museum in 2019, but the exhibit will not be on display for much longer.
The Ford Museum will no longer be accepting applications for admission to the Transit Museum, which is scheduled to close on Feb. 5.
Ford Museum Director John Dvorak told the Associated Press that Ford has been working on a new exhibit for the transit museum for about three years, and the museum has decided to shutter the Transit Memorial Museum, a former museum in suburban Detroit that opened in 2003.
“The Ford Museum is a place where you can actually learn about what the Ford Motor Company did and where they came from and see the cars, the engines, the paint schemes and the special projects that the Ford engineers were involved in,” Dvorack said.
“And now it’s just going to go away.”
In the meantime, Ford will be selling the Transit Collection, which features a number of the company’s vehicles.
The Ford Motor Museum, the Ford family museum and the Ford Truck Museum have been closed since Jan. 31, 2019, according to the Ford News.
The Ford Motor museum is not being shuttered, according the FordNews.
Ford is not yet planning a grand opening date for the Ford museum, but is exploring other opportunities.
Ford is not the only car maker with a museum in its hometown.
On Jan. 1, the Detroit Free Press reported that the Museum of American Automotive was considering moving to a location in Detroit, with plans to relocate in 2019.
Dvorak said the Ford Transportation Museum was not the most popular museum in the country, but that it has become a cultural icon in the city and has helped bring visitors from across the country to the Detroit area.
“It’s a wonderful place to visit and a wonderful museum, a great place to learn about the history of the Ford company, and it’s a great destination for people coming to visit the Detroit region,” he said. Read more: