What are the Museum's collection priorities?
The National Motor Museum collects objects related to Australian motoring history with two principle collecting areas: vehicles and non-motoring objects.
Vehicles include cars, motorcycles, recreational/4WDs, caravans, and light delivery and commercial vehicles. Unfortunately we cannot accept offers of bicycles or horse-drawn vehicles, though we have accepted a small number of alternative energy vehicles. All vehicles in the collection represent Australian manufacturing history or are international marques and models representative of Australian motoring consumer tastes.
The non-motoring collection includes images, garagenalia, costume, petroliana, toys and models and motoring books. We do not, in general, accept quantities of unidentified spare parts, but we do accept some original packaging and those items still in their original packaging.
To see some examples from our collection see the Collection Listings.