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National Motor Museum


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 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 legendary Leyland Brothers Land Rover and Tom Kruse’s 1934 Leyland Badger, to name just a few.

Discover how motor vehicles have opened 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!

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!

As an international centre for the collection, research, preservation, education and display of Australian road transport history, the National Motor Museum is much more than a collection of vehicles. It is a social history of the way we were, the way we are now and the way of the future.

Be a part of Australian motoring history. With extensive grounds for picnics, free BBQs, souvenir shop and free kids activities, there’s something for everyone.
The Museum also hosts various special events, including the finish of one of the world’s great historic motoring events. the Bay to Birdwood.

Shannon St, Birdwood
SA 5234, Australia
Email: motor@history.sa.gov.au

National Motor Museum Admission:

Adult: $17.50
Concession: $14.50
Children: $7.50
(children under 5 free)
Family: $41.00
(2 adults, up to 6 children)

The National Motor Museum is now CASHLESS

Plan: 2-3hr

National Motor Museum Hours:

Daily  10 am – 6 pm


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