National Motor Museum

The Rides of Our Lives!

Relive the stories and experiences of Australia’s motoring history at the National Motor Museum in the stunning Adelaide Hills township of Birdwood.

The Museum’s collection shows the social history of the way we were, the way we are now and the way of the future.

Since 1965, millions of people have enjoyed discovering their motoring heritage at the National Motor Museum, the home of the Bay to Birdwood’s Finish Event.

The Museum’s spectacular exhibits provide the setting for over 350 historic cars, motorcycles, and commercial vehicles. There are also special displays of ‘star attractions’ – ranging from rare veteran and vintage cars to modern ground-breaking concept vehicles.

The spectacular [Re]Assembled: the History of Australian Automotive Manufacturing is a must see for all motoring enthusiasts.

The Alice Anderson’s Motor Service exhibition tells the little-known story of a pioneering mechanic.

Explore how the early traders or ‘Hawkers’ supplied remote and regional Australia with goods and services through the Hawker Van exhibition.

The Sunburnt Country – Icons of Australian Motoring exhibition provides an engaging journey into Australia’s first fifty years of motoring and features some of the Museum’s most important vehicles. These include the hand-built 1899 Shearer Steam Carriage, the 1908 Talbot and Tom Kruse’s 1936 Leyland Badger truck.

There’s so much more…the rides of our lives!

To find out more about the National Motor Museum visit their website.