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Australia's Top 10 Motor Museums

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1. National Motor Museum
Birdwood, SA

A wonderful collection of vehicles, housed in the Adelaide Hills village of Birdwood. The museum tells the story of motoring in Australia. There are some landmark Aussie cars here, including the Summit, assembled in Australia the 1920s largely from imported parts; the very first Holden - the FX; the Leyland P76 and a rare prototype of the stillborn Force-7 coupe (left); the Lloyd Hartnett and the Lightburn Zeta. My favourite is a Lamborghini Muira once owned by Sixties model Twiggy. | Website

2. Inverell Transport Museum
Inverell, NSW

Tucked away in a huge building on the outskirts of the New England town of Inverell is one of the country's finest collection of motor vehicles and transport memorabilia. It consists of 120 vehicles and 60 motor cycles, ultra light aircraft, as well as WW2 aircraft engine/cutaways, WW2 jeeps and several trucks. The vehicles, many of which are on loan from collectors, are from America, England, Europe and Australia. | More information

3. Fox Classic Car Collection
Docklands, Melbourne, Vic

The 100 or so prestige cars on display, which are valued in excess of $15 million, were all donated by businessman Lindsay Fox. The man obviously has impeccable taste - there's not a dud among them. They are the creme de la creme of motoring, exquisite examples of the Bentley, Ferrari, Jaguar, Porsche, Mercedes Benz and Rolls Royce. The collection is housed in the historic Queen’s Warehouse building located in the Melbourne’s Docklands precinct. | Website

4. Motor Museum of WA
Whiteman Park, Perth WA

Western Australia has a unique motoring history which is well told here through an extensive range of exhibits and displays. The cars on display range from some present day models right back to an 1894 Benz, believed to be the first car to brave the roads of Western Australia. This is a Museum run by the public for the public and is regarded by many curators around Australia as a leading example of Motor Museums. | Website

5. National Auto Museum of Tas.
Launceston, Tas

A fine collection of automobiles associated with the history of motoring in Tasmania, from many strange and unusual vehicles that are today unknown and long forgotten, to rows of opulent and elegant Rolls-Royce, Bentleys, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguars. Spanning a hundred years of style and technical achievement, this is an impressive collection of traditional and contemporary marques. | More information

6. York Motor Museum
York, WA

Established in 1979, the York Motor Museum is now recognised as one of the finest private collections of Veteran, Vintage, Classic and Racing Cars in Australia. Housing the Peter Briggs collection of approximately 150 vehicles, the museum presents the evolution of motor transport. Vehicles range from an 1894 Peugeot to the Williams FW07, which Australian Alan Jones drove on his way to becoming the 1980 World Grand Prix Champion. | Website

7. National Holden Motor Museum
Echuca, Vic

A celebration of Australia's own car, the General Motors Holden. Just about every model ever made - certainly everything from the 48-215, otherwise known as the FX, right up until recent times - is represented here. The Museum has over 40 vehicles on display, including rare prototypes, as well as a photographic exhibition, historic film footage and memorabilia courtesy of Holden Ltd, Holden enthusiasts and private collectors. | Website

8. National Motor Racing Museum
Bathurst, NSW

What better place to have a museum devoted to and displaying some of legends of Australian motor racing history, than the legendary mountain where much of it took place - Mount Panorama. The Racing Museum has ever changing displays that highlight the history of motor racing in Australia and even overseas, and include many actual past Bathurst winners like Alan Moffat's Falcon GT (left). | Website

9. National Road Transport Hall of Fame
Alice Springs, NT

This incredible museum is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of Australia's unique road transport heritage. The collection includes historic trucks, vans, cars, military vehicles and motorcycles, transport memorabilia. A feature is the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame, dedicated to Australia's trucking pioneers. A brace of iconic Kenworth truck models are displayed in the Kenworth Dealer Hall of Fame pavilion. | Website

10. National Motorcycle Museum
Nabiac, NSW

Many older Australians had their first motoring experience on two wheels so it is appropriate that there is a national motor museum dedicated to the history, restoration and display of motorcycles. Situated on the NSW mid north coast, the museum has over 700 motorcycles on display, including a Kenilworth scooter (1919), the twin cylinder water-cooled 2 stroke Scott, and the Vincent Black Knight, not to mention an an enormous array of motorcycle memorabilia and toys. | Website

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