Past Events

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Pole Position - Indian Chief

Temporary exhibition

Pole Position is a new changing display that highlights some of the National Motor Museum's most special vehicles.

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Travel Through Time

School holiday activity
Bookings are required for groups

Saturday 4 July to Sunday 19 July 2015

Have you ever thought of travelling through time? How would you do it? Head to the National Motor Museum to create your very own time-travelling vehicle. We have a DeLorean, like the one in the Back to The Future movies on display for some inspiration.

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Holden Heritage Tour, an About Time History Festival event

Guided Tour
Bookings are essential

Sunday 31 May 2015

This bus tour is a fascinating journey through the history of the Holden company in Adelaide led by Stewart Underwood and Matthew Lombard. Visit the site of Holden's early family enterprises in Adelaide including Rundle Mall, Gawler Place, Grenfell street and Kind William Place, followed by the Holden Family homes of Dequetville Terrace, North Adelaide and Toorak Gardens.  Also included on the tour are the former Holden plants at Beverley, Woodville and Birkenhead and the current plant at Elizabeth. NB does not include a tour of the plant.

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Chrysler Heritage Tour

Guided Tour
Bookings are essential

Sunday 24 May 2015

This bus tour includes the heritage sites of TJ Richards, Chrysler Australia and later Mitsubishi Motors Australia in the greater Adelaide area. Motoring historian and author Gavin Farmer and curator Matthew Lombard will delve into the history of both the Richards family and the company from its inception through to its incorporation into the multinational empires of Chrysler and subsequent takeover by Mitsubishi Motors.

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Be a Kid on International Museum Day

Miscellaneous
Bookings are required for groups

Sunday 17 May and Monday 18 May 2015

To celebrate International Museum Day we are offering entry for everyone at kid's prices, ie $5.00! On both days you can have fun completing an Open Bonnets Trail . On Sunday you can visit the George Brooks Library and attend an Indian motorcycle restoration workshop from 11am to 2pm.

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Resurrecting the Old Chief

Special event
Bookings are required for groups

Sunday 17 May 2015

Get up close to an Indian motorcycle expert as he restores a 1924 Chief on International Museum Day.

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Motoring History Walking Tour - An About Time History Festival Event

Guided Tour

Sunday 17 May 2015

This walk led by motoring historian Leon Mitchell celebrates the legacy of South Australian motoring pioneer Vivian Lewis, who was responsible for the first petrol-powered motor cycle and motor car constructed in South Australia. He went on to create what became Adelaide's most vibrant Motor House before the First War, with its customers drawn from Adelaide's most wealthy and influential families.

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Drive Down Memory Lane

School holiday activity

Monday 20 April to Sunday 26 April 2015

Visit the National Motor Museum during the second week of the April school holidays and take a ‘Drive Down Memory Lane’.

We’ve selected four cars from our collection to offer visitors a ride around the museum grounds. Visitors can take a ride in a 1927 Model A Ford, a 1959 MG Magnette, a 1938 Diamond T Graebers Bus, or a 1948 Stylemaster Chevrolet.


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Rock & Roll Rendezvous

Special event
Bookings are required for groups

12 April 2015

The National Motor Museum will celebrate all things from the Rock and Roll era on 12 April 2015 with the Rock & Roll Rendezvous. From fins and chrome to bobby socks and pony tails.

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Motorcycle Legends Rumble in the Hills with Dakar Bikes

Special event
Bookings are required for groups

Tuesday 17 March 2015

On Tuesday 17 March Charley Boorman, of Long Way Round fame, will ride into the National Motor Museum’s carpark a week into the Compass Expeditions’ 10-day Sydney-to-the-Outback Tour, where they’ll be met by Australian motorcycling royalty - Moto GP Legend Jerry Burgess and Dakar Legends Andy Haydon, Toby Price and Dave Schwartz.

In partnership with Holden On Tight and Compass Expeditions we present this once in a lifetime opportunity to meet these internationally renowned Motorcycle Legends.

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