National Motor Museum, Birdwood

Explore Australia’s largest collection of vintage and classic cars and motorcycles at National Motor Museum. Over 300 vehicles are on display, including the 1908 Talbot that was the first car to cross Australia. As you make your way through the three pavilions here, you'll also see a restored gas station from the 1920s and a large collection of model cars. The museum hosts motoring events such as the Bay to Birdwood Finish Event. Motor clubs from across the country also put on exhibitions throughout the year, so check what's on before your visit. Make National Motor Museum part of your personalized Birdwood itinerary using our Birdwood trip itinerary planning site .
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  • Wow! If you love cars and history this is for you! I haven't been here for about 15 years and it's grown and improved so much!! It's not just for the motor enthusiasts but anyone who loves history. We...  more »
  • If you’re interested in anything associated with cars or motor bikes then the Museum is a must. It is a great opportunity to see cars and bikes from Australian history up close and relive the moments ...  more »
  • Travelling through the Adelaide Hills we noticed that there is a motor museum at Birdwood, a small country town with a population of only 1,300 and I t was hard to believe that this could be a nationa...  more »
  • The Museum itself was great. Lots of old styles cars, bikes and miscellaneous. On entry the Older guy who took our money both on entry and when we purchased items as we were leaving, well he was disappointing. Came across as grumpy, and rude. Not a good choice for first up meeting public. Items for sale were reasonably priced. There were works in progress when we visited so obviously we couldn't see what that section had to offer. It takes or costs nothing to be polite to people. Overall a must see for todays generations as i personally know my kids haven't had the pleasure of seeing cars that were in operation before they were born.
  • Brilliant customer service, great experience. Was great to wander around and check out the motoring history of Australia.
  • Friendly bloke at front desk. Some interesting information in the first few exhibits. Otherwise a motley collection of seemingly random vehicles in average condition, at best. Credit for the breadth of makes presented. A pity there isn't more money in Australia supporting this type of facility.
  • Very polite staff. Cool collection, Nice and chill place for a day out
  • Was good for kids , but seemed to have less cars thsn before , bring your own food and drinks .
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