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Published on Monday, February 26, 2018

The Henry Ford Museum in Michigan Voted Number One in the List of the Top 10 Coolest Museums in the World

Michigan's Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation has been voted one of the coolest museums in the world for families by the New York Times. Ranked number one in the list of worldwide museums, it was recognised for being "chock-full of inventions, machines and pieces of Americana to explore, including a 1952 Wienermobile."

The museum was also highlighted for some of its other attractions including the driving exhibit with 130 cars and 20 interactive exhibits and a section on freedom and justice that covers everything from revolution to suffrage to civil rights.

Some of the other most popular artefacts, exhibits and experiences include the Rosa Parks Bus
Inside this bus on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a soft-spoken African-American seamstress, refused to give up her seat to a white man, breaking existing segregation laws. Today you can step inside the bus yourself and take a seat as you immerse yourself in the courage of Rosa Parks.

Driving America is an opportunity to look at America's favourite mode of transportation in a different way.  Stand back in awe and explore some of the earliest automobiles to take to America's roads, and then immerse yourself in the interactive exhibits to dive deep into the digital collections.

Build a Model T just like Henry Ford. Pick up a wrench and try to build a quality product in 2018.

It also houses the presidential limousine of John F. KennedyAbraham Lincoln's chair from Ford's Theatre, and the Wright Brothers' bicycle shop, 

Founded in 1829 by the automobile industrialist Henry Ford and based on his efforts to preserve items of historical interest and portray the Industrial Revolution, it is now one of the largest indoor and outdoor history museum complexes in the USA. The complex also includes Greenfield Village,  the outdoor living history museum section and it is a National Historic Landmark located in the Detroit suburb of DearbornMichiganUnited States.



Our Mission

The Henry Ford provides unique educational experiences based on authentic objects, stories, and lives from America's traditions of ingenuity, resourcefulness, and innovation. Our purpose is to inspire people to learn from these traditions to help shape a better future.


Note to Editors:                   

The State of Michigan is a state blessed with the riches of unspoiled nature: the longest freshwater coastline in the United States, lakes that feel like oceans, shimmering beaches, miles and miles of cherry orchards, glorious sunrises and sunsets, daytime skies of the deepest blue, nighttime skies scattered with stars.


Home to more than 100 public beaches, some of the highest freshwater sand dunes in the world, stunning multi-colored sandstone cliffs, two National Lakeshores and the only national marine sanctuary in the Great Lakes, the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Lake Huron. More than 129 lighthouses, numerous maritime museums, ten shipwreck-diving preserves and historic military fortifications rim Michigan's Great Lakes shoreline.


Lakes, campgrounds, wildlife refuges and 103 Michigan state parks and recreation areas create a wide variety of recreational pursuits. Rivers for water sports, and thousands of miles of hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling trails thread their way among some 100 species of trees.

Long days, relaxing weather and more than 650 pristine Michigan courses make for the perfect tee time. Because being able to play all day is Pure Michigan.



For all PR enquiries please contact Fiona Pettitt- [email protected], 01295 722 816.

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