Mini Car Museum, Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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This museum has been described as ‘the world’s finest Mini Car Museum’ and our aim is to make this description a true one at all times. It is a place where the scale models assume its rithtful position as the premier exhibit.

Nor is this just an historical museum. The Auto World is an educational foundation whose mission is to teach the science, technology, and mathematics on which automobile is founded as well as its early history. And strictly speaking, we aren't historians. We are experimental entrepreneurs’ – we study history by repeating it. We are the first in India. We do so for three reasons: (1) It gives us a unique and in-depth understanding of the transportation history, (2) the young people for whom we have built this museum would rather participate and read about the history of transportation, and (3) it's an incredible amount of learning and fun.

Auto World is India’s unique collection of authentic scale model cars. The Collection has authentic replicas spanning over 600 years of transportation history, with special emphasis on Cars. Auto World is a premier collection of authentic scale models founded by Janardhan Nanjundan.

Auto World is a highly specialized collection. Only replicas from leading marques like Ferrari, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Lamborghini, Porsche, Audi, Volvo, Nissan, Jaguar, Land Rover, Toyota, Volkswagen and etc, with special technological or historical importance find a place here.

Auto World has a unique collection of over 1000 miniature scale model cars. The models collected are between scale 1:56 and 1:6. Auto World not only has cars, but it also has postal stamps on cars, key chains on car logos, miniature idols of great racers and etc.

Auto World is a collection of interesting and informative displays of scale models. Within each display are technical details of the real automobile with a list of highlights, detailed photographs of the real automobile, printed logos, a photograph of the automobile company’s founder (where applicable), a small flag of the country of origin and any other piece of information to enhance the value of the model on display.

The collection has had visitors from all around the world. Everyone has been amazed by the presentation and the whole-hearted dedication of the founder that goes to make Auto World – Hall of Fame & Mini Car Museum remarkably unique. Many have drawn inspiration from Auto World and started their own scale model collections.

Auto World – Mini Car Museum is a registered firm No. 63 of 2011, dated 9th August 2011.

Hall of Fame

The Motor car owes its existence to the hard work and dedication of many people.

Engineers and businessmen usually get the plaudits for the birth of the Automobile industry; but without scientists’, philanthropists and good number of other people, things could be very different.

In this hall we will tell some the stories of people who have contributed to the designs, technological advances and business practices that have allowed the Motor car to become practical, affordable and eventually to flourish. We'll also introduce you some of the less well known names, that may have been forgotten over the years, but without whom many of the things we now take for granted might not be around at all.

In keeping with the balance of the Museum we will follow this avenue of thought down the road of Motorsports too. Looking at the team owners, managers, engineers and designers as well as the many 'names' the sport turns from divers into Gods....

Explorer Science, Adventure and Hobby Academy

Science is an imaginative adventure of the mind seeking truth in a world of mystery -Herman.

Science, Adventure and hobby is a combination that seems to be indifferent but is actually not. Science related hobbies provide an endless pursuit of knowledge in unlimited areas. Various branches of science can be made into fun hobbies. The Science and hobby Academy is a committed body a desire to promote interest among the students on various science related activities and also to provide a platform to various hobby enthusiasts.

The motive of the Academy is to encourage the scientific temper in students along with cultivating various hobby related interests among them, to encourage the creativity in the students by giving them time to bring out their hobbies which could be ranging from numismatics to designing an airplane. Everyone has a creative corner within himself and we are here to bring out the best.

The Auto World Hall of Fame & Mini Car Museum is a unique educational resource for inspiring others through the stories of those who have achieved great things in the automotive industry.

Your group will take part in a mini hunt throughout our museum, which has been designed to keep them engaged, inspired and learning. Students will find interesting facts about some of our inductees as well as about automotive history. The museum also has classes that will teach participants about how the Miniature World of Cars was created.
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  • We had visited the Wax Museum during our sightseeing in Ooty and the this Museum used to be located in the same compound on the road leading to Tea Factory and Dodabetta Peak. We enquired about the... 
    We had visited the Wax Museum during our sightseeing in Ooty and the this Museum used to be located in the same compound on the road leading to Tea Factory and Dodabetta Peak. We enquired about the...  more »
  • A branded car museum. Got to know about the many car brand and best car at this museum. Lots of crowd here. 
    A branded car museum. Got to know about the many car brand and best car at this museum. Lots of crowd here.  more »
  • Nice place in ooty. Silent and yet educative. The statues were master piece. If you have time visit with kids. Nominal fees and extra for camera.
  • They have miniature bikes and cars made from nut bolt and spare parts.

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