The Batmobile

January 12, 2018 – Indefinitely

The Batmobile from "Batman." Photo by Jaclyn Nash.

National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, Center Floor Plan

The Batmobile from the Tim Burton-directed superhero film “Batman” is on view. The film—starring Michael Keaton as Batman and Jack Nicholson as the Joker—was the first installment of Warner Bros.’s initial “Batman” film series. Originally built on the chassis of a Chevrolet Impala, the Batmobile was designed by Anton Furst, drawing inspiration from Salt Flat Racers and the Corvette Stingrays of the 1950’s and reflecting the Art Deco influences that Burton’s depicted in his Gotham City. The vehicle is on loan from Warner Bros.