Museo Agusta

Museo Agusta Museo Agusta

The Museum is one of the expressions of the industrial history of this company, conceived to be a living structure, continuously updated and extended, has among its purposes that of representing an industrial cultural center of attraction for students, enthusiasts, researchers, economic operators and cultural. Inaugurated in 2002 on the initiative of the Company's Senior Workers Group, it is strongly supported by the same, as it represents the first complete and organized collection of the most significant means produced.

It collects hundreds of memorabilia, documents, drawings, photographs of characters, events and products, prototypes, models and small-scale reproductions of airplanes, helicopters, motorcycles and components, which retrace almost a century of Agusta's history.

In the first room, just beyond the ticket office, the history of the Company is retraced through ten panels and numerous images. It is thus possible to read up on the first flight of the AG1, in 1907, on the foundation of the MV Agusta Company, in 1945 and on its debut in the mechanical motorcycle world, up to the agreement with the Bell Aircraft Corporation for the license for the construction of the helicopter. AB47 in the Cascina Costa workshops and the acquisition of SIAI, Marchetti and Caproni Vizzola.

The technological section exhibits the A103 single-seater helicopter, entirely composed of Italian parts and some engines, both aeronautical and motorcycle, belonging to different eras, which testify to the progress made in this sector.

Continue in the wing reserved for the Caproni Vizzola and SIAI Marchetti companies, which have made a contribution to the development of the Italian aeronautics and of which it is possible to admire wooden propellers, period films, models and various graphic displays of the aircraft manufactured by both. the Companies during their activity.

Finally, the last room exhibits a simulator, which allows those who want to try it to fly a helicopter, while in the lower part of the new wing it will be possible to experience the thrill of flight, thanks to some special effects, and get to know the current production of Agusta.

Following the section dedicated to MV Agusta motorcycles, where the first cup awarded by an MV Agusta motorcycle is contained in a display case. Among the models on display, also the glorious 350 three-cylinder, custom built for Giacomo Agostini, who won 23 world titles and 11 Tourist Trophies, and various versions of the four and six cylinders.

Via Giovanni Agusta, 506, 21017 Samarate VA, Italia



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