Vision & Values

Giving the past a future now!


The National Motor Museum is a social place where visitors of all ages, backgrounds and abilities know their community is included and their stories valued. Since 1965 millions of visitors have enjoyed discovering Australia’s motoring heritage at the Museum.

As an international centre for the collection, research, preservation, education and display of Australian road transport history, the National Motor Museum is much more than a collection of vehicles. It is a social history of the way we were, the way we are now and the way of the future. It is the ride of our lives!

Our values

We recognise that history is a complex tapestry woven of many stories, some incomplete, that capture people and their times and place – including what is happening now.

We research, collect, preserve and share material culture and document our non-material culture to better understand the past and the present.

We respect the dignity of every person, alive or deceased. We treat others with respect, demonstrating this through the highest standards of service, professionalism, honesty and integrity.

We connect with people in all locations using digital communication tools.

We celebrate diversity in all its many aspects.