What’s happening on @NATIONALMOTORMUSEUM

  • Please note a change of opening hours at the Museum this weekend due to the Bay to Birdwood. We will NOT be opening until 2 pm on Sunday 27 September.
  • Did you know today is #internationaldogday ?

Dogs are some of the absolute best road trip companions - this photo from the @nationallibraryaus shows Clive Birtles, the younger brother of legendary Australian motoring and cycling pioneer Francis Birtles, with his dog Wowser lookin' extra cool. Their 1912 5-month trip in a Ford Tourer from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria had two doggos - Francis was accompanied by his own best pal Dinkum.
  • A small glimpse of Spring has sprung at the National Motor Museum today. Here's our Mill Building fabulously highlighted by our Manchurian Pear trees in bloom.
  • A little flashback today... in the 80s the Museum's collection was featured in collectable cards you could find in @weetbixau packets! Someone recently donated this complete album to us. Do you remember these?
  • Service with a smile! Museum Officer @kylie_macey polishes up the @fordaustralia #Falcon #Squire after an outing with owner Patrick to #carsandcoffee #Barossa this morning. Have you had your #classic out this weekend?  #nationalmotormuseum #NMM #Ford #Falcon #FalconSquire
  • Planning a road trip this weekend? These little Spotto cards might come in handy!

Of course, they're from the 1950s or early 60s, so you may struggle finding some of the items (good luck spotting an oil basket or a milk bar!) They were kindly donated to our George Brooks Library by Bill Cumpston.

Do you remember any other great car games?

#visitadelaidehills #spotto #roadtrip #1950s

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