National Motor Museum, Birdwood

4.7
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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  • While I’m not a car fan, I love the atmosphere of the museum. There are so many cars here and each have a detailed history. There is only one car you can sit in though. Also there is now a real Bugatt...  more »
  • We went there today, what a wonderful place this is, so many old and newer cars, amazing when you can identify some of the oldies that you had or your parents. I think its a must place to visit whethe...  more »
  • Spent all day viewing the display that is so great for car enthusiasts. The Holden display put in my holden workers was fantastic, showing a great history for the holden car in Australia.  more »
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  • I am not a keen car enthusiast but when visiting with my partner and friends we had a great day. I learnt many things and it was interesting sitting in some of the older cars, listening to the movie and seeing the last Holden off the South Australian line proudly signed by their employees. Well worth it.
  • Wow! This place was far larger than expected. We were given free tickets and finally made our way there. It's so informative with plaques throughout and their collection of trucks, cars, motorbikes and everything else is impressive! Lovely staff too. We'll be back for sure!!
  • A good variety of vehicles. Friendly and helpful staff. If you're driving an old car they may let you park on the forecourt as a temporary display.
  • A wonderful experience, give yourself a couple of hours to stroll through the hundreds of antique cars, buses, motorbikes and other vehicles of interest. There are some wonderfully unique South Australian and Australian vehicles on display.
  • The National Motor Museum of Australia is the pinnacle of motor museums in the Southern Hemisphere. Head there and you will be delighted with their range of vehicles, in particular, the displays and the way in which things are organised. The National Motor Museum in South Australia is certainly the best that I have seen in mainland Australia thus far.
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