Set in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, the National Motor Museum explores the social history of Australia through the lens of motoring.

Visitors will discover vehicles that travelled Australia and linked some of the most isolated communities in the world. From the earliest of vehicles like the Shearer Steam Engine (1896) to modern day innovations, explore the stories, history, and the engineering behind some of the country’s most loved vehicles. Some of the museum’s most popular exhibitions include ‘Holden Hereos: A Retrospective 1948-2017’ which showcases 18 special vehicles from Holden’s Heritage Collection; ‘An Australian Racing Icon – The Chamberlain 8’ all about Australia’s only custom racing car; ‘Game Engine – Digital Legends’ an award-winning exhibition showcasing history’s most influential motoring games; and ‘Alice Anderson’s Motor Service’ one of the first all-women run mechanics businesses in Victoria.

The National Motor Museum is based in Birdwood in the Adelaide Hills and is within a short drive to many of South Australia’s best food, wine and tourism experiences.