National Motor Museum

See beyond the paint and chrome and relive the stories and experiences of Australia’s motoring history.
You don’t have to be an enthusiast to appreciate Australia’s biggest motoring collection of 300 vintage, veteran, post war, classic and modern cars, commercial vehicles and 100 motorcycles.
Walk through the contemporary pavilions and constantly changing exhibition spaces, including the Holden Pavilion of Australian Motoring, and encounter the stories, people and vehicles that have shaped our motoring history through the decades. From the early imports of the 1920s – 30s, to the rise of Australian manufacturing from the 40s – 50s, sleek designs of the 60s, muscle cars of the 70s, to the latest in modern engineering and high performance racing.

See famous and little known vehicles such as the 1899 steam-powered Shearer, the oldest Australian built vehicle still running, the legendary Leyland Brothers Land Rover, a 1922 electric powered car designed for female drivers, and Tom Kruse’s Birdsville Track mail delivery truck, to name just a few.

Appreciate how motor vehicles helped to open up our country, linking some of the most isolated communities in the world. Be amazed by the Talbot, the first car to cross the continent in 1908. What an incredible journey!

Enjoy fond memories of cherished family motoring holidays or test yourself in the state-of-the-art virtual driving simulator. Motoring club displays allow every day enthusiasts to show their own cars and share their passions.

From the stately to the absurd, hand-built to the mass-produced, see the vehicles people loved and loathed, thrashed and pampered, in the pursuit of their motoring dreams!

Be a part of Australian motoring history. With extensive grounds for picnics, free BBQs, a playground, cafe, souvenir shop and free kids activities, there’s something for everyone.

The Museum also hosts various special events, including the finish of the world-renowned Bay to Birdwood.

National Motor Museum – drive me back

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