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Canadian Automotive Museum, Oshawa

(4.3/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
The Canadian Automotive Museum is an automobile museum located in Oshawa, Ontario. The museum features many Canadian-made cars as the automobile industry, specifically the Canadian division of the General Motors, known as General Motors Canada, which has always been at the forefront of Oshawa's economy.The museum was founded in 1962 by a group of Oshawa businessmen through the Oshawa Chamber of Commerce. The venture was initiated mainly to preserve the automotive history of Canada and to present this history in an educational and entertaining manner. Canadian Automotive Museum Inc is a charitable corporation and has been in operation since 1963.The museum is housed in a 25000sqft building in downtown Oshawa that was originally the location of Ontario Motor Sales, a local car dealership, in the 1920s. The building maintains its original period architecture right down to the original elevator used to move cars to the second floor.The Museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, and Virtual Museum of Canada.Vehicles on displayThe museum has two floors: the ground floors features foreign cars, while the upstairs features a "Made in Canada" exhibit.
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  • If you are into old and older cars, this is place to check out. You can take your time and read all about each vehicle. If your a car person or not this is the place to check out.  more »
  • A smallish low key museum with important pieces of automotive history. The museum consists of two floors. The main floor is allocated to the amazing personal collection of Sam McLaughlin, containing m...  more »
  • If you appreciate antique automobiles, then this is a place for you to visit. The collection is not huge, but most of the cars on display are what you would only get to see in the movies, including a ...  more »
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  • Nice selection of vehicles from Canada's automotive history, some real gems here. Couple of downsides are that the place is pretty small and a lot of vehicles are crammed into one small building, that coupled with the poor lighting makes taking photos of most of the cars especially difficult. For the enthusiast though, its an interesting visit if only to read about some of the cars that were never available outside of Canada and there's a Delorian in there!
  • The tour guide was great and there was a lot of interesting cars. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He definitely taught us new things we didn't know before going. I had been before and it was great but, it is even better with a guide! Had a great time and definitely suggest for fun days out!
  • Really interesting cars with cool stories behind them.
  • This museum is the awesome place that I visited yet because I am a great Car freak.though I like the Great collection by them.
  • We had an enjoyable day at the museum; took lots of pictures and our guide was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly. Time went by so quickly, before we knew it, it was already closing time. I recommend this museum for all car lovers, young and old...