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Canadian Automotive Museum, Oshawa

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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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  • This museum is must-see place of Oshawa. 75 antique cars from Royal limo to amphibian car, each of them has its own unique story. We're so luck to have our tour guide: Nigar. She is so knowledgeable, ...  more »
  • Many classic cars from over a hundred years ago to modern times. I have been here several times and always see something new each time. If comming to oshawa this place and parkwood are worth seeing fo...  more »
  • My daughter and I recently visited the museum. We spent over 2 hours and stopped and read about every vehicle in the place. I grew up in the 50's and 60's and certainly remember most of the Canadian c...  more »
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  • This museum is must-see place of Oshawa. 75 antique cars from Royal limo to amphibian car, each of them has its own unique story. We're so luck to have our tour guide: Nigar. She is so knowledgeable, kind and patient. She gave us an amazing lecture of Canadian Automobile history with her sore throat. If you like cars and history, you will really enjoy this place!
  • This museum was a lot of fun! It's not very big and very affordable. My wife and I ended up staying for 3+ hours and our tour guide was super nice and very well informed. You can really tell these people know and love their automotive history! Must see in Oshawa.
  • What a great way to spend some time with family or friends! This museum is such a nice throwback to cars that were made even before I was born. The building is also the original 1929 building (a former Chevy dealership), so it sets a great atmosphere whem you walk in. Also, very nice staff who are always there for assistance.
  • They have very good collection of old British and Canadian cars. But place is very congested and packed. Won't look like auto museum..!!
  • Our tour guide was great. Wolf had tons of knowledge about the history of the vehicles and their construction, and interesting stories about the different cars. He was patient with all of my child's questions too!