Holidays in National Motor Museum

National Motor Museum featuring interior views

Holidays in National Motor Museum

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Discover the icons of Australian motoring at this museum, research facility and collection of vintage cars and futuristic vehicles in the Adelaide Hills.

Admire over 300 pristinely preserved vintage models in this expansive museum in the Adelaide Hills. The National Motor Museum gives an insight into an integral part of Australia’s heritage and modern culture. Australia is a nation of motorsports enthusiasts and when it comes to motor vehicles per capita, it ranks in the top 10 in the world. The National Motor Museum acts as a time capsule, a way to celebrate Down Under’s unique road transport history.

Since its humble beginnings in 1964, the National Motor Museum has expanded to encompass three full pavilions. Take a self-guided tour or consult the museum’s volunteers when you need it.

A good start is the Sunburnt Country: Icons of Australian Motoring exhibition, a permanent fixture and magnificent archive of motoring breakthroughs and achievements. Admire a horseless carriage from 1899 and the legendary 1948 Holden. Also don’t miss the 1908 Talbot, the first car to traverse the vast, deserted continent.

Move on to the 1920s Garage exhibit in a recreated mechanical workshop. You can also find distinctive 1950s cars, an expansive collection of toy and model cars and a Ford Model T chassis.

Visit the museum in April for the Rock and Roll Rendezvous, a fun-filled event showcasing classic 1950s vehicles, fashion and music. Hit the road with hundreds of vintage models and motoring enthusiasts in the Bay to Birdwood community event, held annually on the last Sunday of September.

Getting to the National Motor Museum in Birdwood is part of the experience. Enjoy the scenic 60-minute drive through the rolling hills of the wine region northeast of Adelaide. Parking is available on-site for free. Local buses and taxis also service the area. The museum is open daily, except Christmas Day. Concession tickets and family packages for cheaper entry are available.

Take advantage of the museum’s free re-entry ticket and have a picnic by the River Torrens or visit a café in downtown Birdwood. Before you leave, browse the museum’s gift shop, aptly situated inside a 1920s gas station.

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Birdwood Motel
Birdwood Motel
4 out of 5
17 Shannon Street, Birdwood, SA, 5234
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The price is AU$169 per night from 27 May to 28 May
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Farm stay with alpacas at your doorstep
Farm stay with alpacas at your doorstep
Cromer, SA
The price is AU$249 per night from 18 May to 19 May
Stay at this family-friendly holiday home in Cromer. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a garden. Popular attractions Cromer Conservation Park and Wiljani ...
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Quiet spacious hills retreat for up to six guests.
Quiet spacious hills retreat for up to six guests.
Mount Torrens, SA
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Quiet spacious hills retreat for up to six guests.
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Birdwood Motel
Birdwood Motel
4 out of 5
17 Shannon Street, Birdwood, SA, 5234
The price is AU$169 per night from 27 May to 28 May
Birdwood Motel
Farm stay with alpacas at your doorstep
Farm stay with alpacas at your doorstep
Cromer, SA
The price is AU$249 per night from 18 May to 19 May
Farm stay with alpacas at your doorstep
Quiet spacious hills retreat for up to six guests.
Quiet spacious hills retreat for up to six guests.
Mount Torrens, SA
Quiet spacious hills retreat for up to six guests.
“47 Woolshed Road” Adelaide Hills rural retreat & private events
“47 Woolshed Road” Adelaide Hills rural retreat & private events
Mount Torrens, SA
“47 Woolshed Road” Adelaide Hills rural retreat & private events
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Adelaide Hills Getaway - Off grid country experience
Mount Torrens, SA
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Vineyard Cottage - Gumeracha
Gumeracha, SA
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Beauchamp House
Beauchamp House
4 out of 5
52 White's Boundary Rd, Cromer, SA, 5235
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Beautiful Old World Adelaide Hills Lodge
Beautiful Old World Adelaide Hills Lodge
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Beautiful Old World Adelaide Hills Lodge
1860 Wine Country Cottages
1860 Wine Country Cottages
3.5 out of 5
R. Dewells Rd & Laubes Rd, Entry off Laubes Rd., Springton, SA, 5235
1860 Wine Country Cottages
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