Outdoor Cinema @ National Motor Museum
Where can I buy tickets?
Online: visit the National Motor Museum’s webpage and follow the links.
At the Museum: you can visit the Front Desk of the Museum between 10 am and 5 pm daily and purchase tickets over the counter.
How much do tickets cost?
Tickets are $12 for General Admission and $10 for Concession
What payment methods can I use?
Online: Visa, Mastercard and Paypal.
At the Museum: Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Cash.
Do we offer Group Booking packages?
No, not for this Event.
What kind of concessions do you offer?
Student/Concession – all concession cards.
Senior – to purchase a senior ticket, you must provide a valid seniors, pensioner or health care card.
Entertainment Book vouchers are NOT valid for this special event.
Scoopon vouchers are NOT valid for this special event.
Do you offer a reduced ticket price for carers?
Carers attending with a disabled person will be admitted free of charge by identifying themselves at the gate with the person they are caring for along with their Companion Card.
I’ve changed my mind or can no longer attend?
All bookings are final, and we do not refund or exchange tickets. Refunds and exchanges will not be made for mistaken booking, change of mind or inability to attend. We ask that you please check the session details carefully on each page of the booking process before you book. If you are unable to use your tickets, you are more than welcome to have a friend or family member use them in your place.
What is the refund policy?
Refunds will not be given for a cancellation or termination due to adverse weather conditions, but replacement tickets are offered. (See What if it rains? below for further details)
How do I collect or show my tickets?
Once your online booking has been completed, you will receive an email with attached tickets and Tax Invoice for the purchase. If you are unable to print your individual tickets, you can show them on your smartphone.
Unsure your booking went through?
After making a booking, a confirmation page will load and you will automatically receive a Tax Invoice and your print-at-home tickets by email. This email will usually come through in a few minutes but please allow up to 24 hours. If you do not receive your confirmation email, please check your Junk Mail or SPAM folder.
If you are certain you have not received the confirmation email – the next step is to check your bank or Paypal account for signs of a successful transaction. If the transaction has been confirmed and money debited – this means that the booking has gone through but there was a problem with the automated email. In this case, please be assured that Box Office staff can locate your booking on site, and will be able to print your tickets on the night.
If you are still concerned, and would like further help locating your tickets, please contact the Museum.
What time does the Museum open and movie start?
The Museum opens at 6 pm. We suggest arriving on time to ensure a great spot on the lawn or in the paved area of the courtyard. Give yourself time to relax and listen to an all-Australian playlist and enjoy your own picnic or some traditional BBQ food, drinks or ice cream.
The screening of the main movie cannot start until after sundown, which will be at approximately 8.40 pm.
How do I get there?
The Museum is located in the town of Birdwood on Shannon Street.
By public transport: Public transport is very limited to and from the area, especially at night.
By car: The Museum is a 50 to 55 minute drive from the City centre. Either via the SE Freeway, turning off at the Hahndorf exit, through Verdun and along Onkaparinga Valley Road to Birdwood (the Museum is well sign posted along this route). Alternatively, from the city head to Tea Tree Gully, then to Gumeracha and to Birdwood.
Where can I park?
There is plenty of parking available at the National Motor Museum and along Shannon Street, Birdwood.
What are the seating arrangements?
We recommend you bring a blanket or low beach chairs (without legs), cushions, or rugs. If it’s necessary for you to bring a full-height chair, you will be directed to sit behind or to the side of all other patrons at the cinema, so as not to obstruct sightlines. Thank you for your understanding. There will be a limited number of plastic chairs available should you not have any personal seating with you.
What food and drinks are available?
It is BYO alcohol and other beverages. There will be catering at the venue providing a delicious range of Australian BBQ fare, cold drinks and ice creams.
Can I smoke?
The National Motor Museum is a non-smoking venue. However, a pass out will allow smokers to partake outside of the Museum grounds. Please be mindful of others and ensure you dispose of the remains of your cigarettes appropriately.
What happens to lost property?
Please contact one of our staff before you leave the venue to report any lost items and leave your details with them. If you realise you have lost something after you have left the Museum, please contact us during opening hours (10 am to 5 pm).
What if it rains?
As an outdoor event it is subject to weather conditions. We will try to go ahead with the screening if possible, and will not cancel for light/intermittent/potential rain. We strongly recommend you bring wet weather gear to screenings in case of unexpected rain.
In the unlikely event of cancellation
Stay tuned, the Museum will be in touch with updates on your options.