Autore: MastroDeGra

Rocking Horses

Rocking horses have ancestral origins. Other than the typical rocking horse with rockers, they could have also been provided with wheels to be dragged or driven like a tricycle.

They were originally made of wood, the horse evolves including different materials like fabrics, straw, resin, metal and papier-mache.

After the wars, new models adding, pedal, crank or galloper system to the buggy.


First carriages dated back up to Baroque period, very few copies were produced and even fewer are still intact today.

In XVIII century, they become more and more common within upper-class families and, in XIX century, also affordable to middle-class families. Carriages for children were usually dragged by dogs, goats or ponies around parks and mansions’ garden.


In the heart of Motorvalley

Zoom out to see the museum nearby

  • Giocars – Museum Ducati 11,3 Km

  • Giocars – Museum Lamborghini 16,5 Km

  • Giocars – Museum Maserati 49,3 Km

  • Giocars – Museum Ferrari 50 Km


Via Calanchi, 13

40010 Sala Bolognese (BO)



Tel. +39 3334299430 Adriano Guidi, owner Giocars




Opening hours

Thursday and Friday

  • from 14 to 18

Saturday and Sunday

  • from 08:00 to 12:00

  • from 12 to 18

GROUP must be booked in advance by phone


  • Adults € 8,00

  • Residents € 5,00

  • Over 70 € 5,00

  • Under 12 € 5,00

  • Kids resident € 3,00

  • Tour € 10,00

  • Adults Group € 5,00

  • Kids Group € 3,00

  • Card Musei discount € 5,00


Payment Method

The ticket is purchased directly at the entrance by cash or credit card.

School and University

School groups must book in advance.

Photos e Videos

Take pictures and videos is allowed for personal use.

Architectural obstacles

The museum is free from architectural obstacles.


  • Touching or playing with the toys is not allowed.

  • Foods and drinks are not allowed inside the museum.

  • Animals are not allowed.

  • We invite the visitors to behave in respectfully manner.

  • Parents must watch after their children.

  • Phone is allowed as long as its use don’t disturb other visitors.

Rocking horses gallery

Prams and buggy

Prams have noble English origin. From the end of 1700, only for the queen and local great ladies.

From the second half of ‘800 prams spread across the population, declined in many forms and produced using many materials such as wood for the body, iron, osier and ceramic.

Vera Passione

La sua collezione ne rispecchia il gusto,la sensibilità estetica, la personalità. E’ una vita che cerca e raccoglie questi oggetti con raro intuito e con una caparbia e una sete di esaurire l’argomento nelle sue diverse gamme che non ha mai fine. Animato dalla passione che alimenta la ricerca e dal raziocinio che mette tutto in ordine, in una inevitabile contraddizione esistenziale che è la caratteristica principale della categoria dei veri collezionisti.

Anzitutto è lui che gioca, sempre homo ludens e molto seriamente, perchè questa è la sua ragione di vita. Il suo non è un hobby, Adriano è un collezionista nel senso più vero e profondo del termine.