Keeping you COVID-Safe at the National Motor Museum

The History Trust of South Australia’s National Motor Museum is committed to keeping our visitors, our people and our volunteers safe.

As our visitor, your safety has always been our top priority. As part of the South Australian Government’s COVID-19 Directions, we have implemented a number of procedures and have changed some opening practices. These changes will ensure that we are aligned with state and federal government guidelines and that the health and safety of our visitors, visitor engagement team, volunteers and behind-the-scenes teams remain our priority.

How we are keeping you safe

Guided by expert health advice and in accordance with Australian State and Federal Government recommendations and requirements, we have developed a COVIDSafe Plan that is unique to the National Motor Museum. This plan is available to view on request and key initiatives include:

  • Increased cleaning with special attention to frequent touch points
  • Development of recommended routes through the museum to assist with flow
  • Establishment of maximum visitor capacity for our galleries
  • Installation of numerous hygiene stations providing access to hand sanitiser.

How you can help us

  • If you have cold or flu symptoms seek testing and stay home until you are well
  • Wash your hands often and make use of the hand sanitiser stations located throughout the museum
  • Observe social distancing and maximum gallery capacities at all times

Planning your visit

The National Motor Museum is one of South Australia’s most popular tourism destinations and is particularly busy on weekends and public holidays.

We recommend that you read our updated visitor information below to plan your visit in advance. Please contact us if you have any questions.


We recommend you book and pay for your ticket in advance. Book your visit now


We cannot store personal items at the National Motor Museum while you visit.

Cashless payments only

We are only accepting cashless payments by card so please ensure you bring suitable payment options.

During your visit

Please maintain 1.5m distance

We ask that you observe social distancing requirements and maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 metres between you and others.

Increased cleaning program

We have increased our cleaning program across our museum, particularly in high-touch areas or displays.

Maximum capacity

We will continue to comply with government regulations for the maximum number of people allowed within our museums and within individual rooms and galleries, and this may change over time. We ask you to observe the indicated maximum capacity of a space at all times.

Hygiene stations

We have installed hygiene stations around our museum for your use, particularly in areas with higher touch points. We encourage you to use these at any time.

Suggested paths

In some spaces and galleries, we have provided a suggested path through our exhibition to maintain the required social distancing. Please observe these paths if possible.


Our visitor engagement team have been trained to maintain a safe and enjoyable environment for our visitors. Please speak to them if you have any concerns or questions.

Hygienic practices

We ask that you continue to practice safe hygiene by washing hands thoroughly, using hand sanitiser where possible and please do not visit our museum if you are unwell.

More information about The History Trust of South Australia’s response to the Roadmap to Recovery from COVID-19 is available at If you are seeking information on COVID-19, visit or call the Australian Government Department of Health Coronavirus Information Line on 1800 020 080. We thank you for visiting us at the National Motor Museum and for supporting our approach as we work together to remain COVIDsafe.