This summer Fiat Chrysler reopened the Walter P. Chrysler Museum for the first time since it closed the facility’s doors in 2012. At the same time it announced the museum would only stay open until mid-December and we now know why: it’s converting the museum into office space.
According to The Detroit News, FCA confirmed this week that it will shutter the Chrysler Museum due to a need for more office space. A Chrysler spokesperson said the decision to convert the museum was due to the automaker’s need for additional office space and was not related to finances in any way.
An FCA statement said it will “continue to preserve its (65) historical vehicles and will showcase them at internal and external events including being on display around the Chrysler Technology Center and other FCA US facilities.”
The museum will open this Saturday and Sunday and on November 19th and 20th before the final weekend of operation from December 17th to 18th. The mueum opens at 10 a.m. each day and closes at 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children 6-17. Kids ages 5 and under get in free.