Car lovers will appreciate the rarity and engineering genius of the automobiles on view. Art lovers will be intrigued by Porsche design and the connections that can be drawn with other works of art. All will gain a deep appreciation for hallmarks of the Porsche make: beauty, artistry, technology, and innovation.
Automotive journalist and museum consultant Ken Gross, former director of the Petersen Automotive Museum, is the exhibition curator, and Barbara Wiedemann of the NCMA is managing curator.
Porsche by Design is accompanied by a richly illustrated exhibition catalogue, featuring essays by Derek Bell, Miles C. Collier, Robert Cumberford, Ken Gross, Cameron Healy, Cam Ingram, Randy Leffingwell, Karl Ludvigsen, Pete Lyons, Michael Mauer, Denise McCluggage, Dan Neil, and Jeff Zwart.
The Museum Park is open daily, including holidays, from dawn to dusk.
SPECIAL MONDAY HOURS: The Museum will be open January 20 and 27. Check the calendar for details.
Visitor parking is free and available in the Blue Ridge Lot, on the right after entering the Museum drive. Overflow parking is behind West Building, on the left after entering the Museum drive.
Visitor drop-off is located between West and East buildings and can be reached by turning left after entering the Museum drive and following the signs.
Book special Porsche by Design hotel packages with our partners:
Arrange group hotel accommodations or visits to other attractions in the Raleigh area through the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Keep your engine running with a light meal from our Porsche Biergarten (menu).
The Biergarten presents events, including beer tastings, trivia nights, girls + gears nights, and Friday evening specials.
Tues.–Thurs., 10 am–4:30 pm
Fri., 10 am–8:30 pm
Sat.–Sun., 10 am–4:30 pm
Iris is a sophisticated, full-service restaurant featuring contemporary American cuisine with regional and international flavors in a distinctly modern setting. Specializing in seasonal fare using many locally sourced ingredients, the Museum restaurant, led by chefs Andy and Jennifer Hicks, features culinary works of art that showcase a complex culture of flavors.
Reservations for Iris are accepted and encouraged. Call (919) 664-6838.
Tuesday–Saturday: 11:30 am–2 pm
Friday dinner: 5:30–10 pm (last seating 8:30 pm)
Sunday: 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Sip coffee bar is the perfect stop for coffee, espresso-based drinks, tea, and cookies. Sip is located adjacent to the Museum Store.
Tuesday–Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
Photography for personal use is permitted in the Porsche by Design exhibition. To share your photos on social media, please use hashtag: #porschebydesign.
Still photography of the permanent collection, taken in existing light, is permitted on condition that the photographs are for personal, noncommercial use.
Tripods and video cameras are prohibited. Photography of special exhibitions is not permitted. Commercial photography is not allowed, except in special circumstances. See our Commercial Photography and Filming Policy for details.
Tour Porsche by Design with your group. Tours are available Tuesdays–Sundays, 10:30 am and 11:30 am. Request by phone or e-mail at least four weeks in advance. Availability is limited. Adult group tours of 10-60 people are free with paid admission to the exhibition. Contact: Christine Molesky, (919) 664-6785.
Free tour and admission for K-College students in groups of 10-60. One adult chaperon per 10 students is admitted free; additional adults must buy exhibition tickets. Contact: Jen Coon, (919) 664-6820.
More information about guided tours.
Acoustiguide audio tours are available for purchase (cost is $5). The audio tour provides in-depth information about the automobiles on view from experts in both design and automotive fields. Audio tours can be purchased at the Museum Box Office on the day of your visit.
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