National Motor Museum, Birdwood

(4.7/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit National Motor Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Birdwood attractions using our Birdwood itinerary builder.
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  • Without doubt, the Birdwood Motor Museum is one of the best in the country, if not the best. It has a huge range of cars, commercial and motorcycles, of which many highlight "Australiana" content and ...  more »
  • This museum is tucked away off the main road and the entry does not indicate just how big this place is. The amount of cars, trucks and bikes in the museum is astounding. Vehicles arrange from 1900 on...  more »
  • Top museum. Reasonably priced entry. Plenty of cars vans and bikes. If you go give yourself a good couple of hours. Fabulously exhibited plenty of information.  more »
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  • The National Motor Museum is worth the trip to visit. Hundreds of old cars and motorbikes. Some restored and a few "as found". Even some Aussie home-builts from around the turn of the 20Century. I was fascinated to walk round revisiting machinery that I had ridden and driven in my youth. The photo is of a Standard Vanguard Circa 1950. I remember one being used in the Braybrook Street (Shepherds Bush. W12) massacre where three unarmed London Metroplitan Police detectives were shot dead by Harry Roberts in 1968. He should have been hung for murder but was released from a "life" sentence some years ago! I didn't see any refreshments being offered on site but free re-entry was offered and there is a good bakery just across the road . I only had a few hours spare and I didn't get to see everything. I will be going back.
  • Very well presented. Cool. And huge. 1 $15 well spent.
  • Was definitely quite good, unfortunately the prices are a bit high especially if you want to get into Small Fords Day which is held here. If you want a cheap family outing, reconsider.
  • Great place, huge collection of bikes, cars and trucks. Originally went to see the restored Birdsville mail truck but was surprised to see a Goggomobile (I thought they were a myth) and many other curiosities and iconic vehicles such as the Sandman panel van and custom touring motorbikes.
  • Can easily spend an hour here. But may be money better spent elsewhere.