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EFIJY back by popular demand (until mid 2014)

Just as the Holden Hurricane almost blew the Museum away, in comes the Efijy!  For a limited time only, visitors can once again get up close and personal with this iconic concept car. Read more about EFIJY back by popular demand (until mid 2014) >

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National Motor Museum closed Tuesday 23 October due to black out

Due to some wild and windy weather in Birdwood, the National Motor Museum is closed for the remainder of today (Tuesday 23 October) due to a power blackout in the area.  We apologise for anyone hoping to visit today and we welcome you back tomorrow when the museum should be open as usual from 10a Read more about National Motor Museum closed Tuesday 23 October due to black out >

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Record crowds at the 2013 Bay to Birdwood

On Sunday 29 September Birdwood welcomed almost 1650 classic vehicles, built between 1956 and 1977, at the finish of the 33rd Bay to Birdwood event. This year we had 10,000 people on site at the Museum - one of the best results in years. Read more about Record crowds at the 2013 Bay to Birdwood >

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‘Dig’ into Maritime history, get a ‘licence’ at Birdwood and weave some magic in Kintore Avenue

If you're stuck for inspiration this school holiday, look no further than our museums. From amateur archaeology at SA Maritime Museum, weaving at the Migration Museum to getting a 'licence' at the National Motor Museum, there's plenty in store for all the family. Read more about ‘Dig’ into Maritime history, get a ‘licence’ at Birdwood and weave some magic in Kintore Avenue >

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Forget Father’s Day – what about Father’s Month!

Driving yourself nuts in the search for the perfect Father’s Day gift this year?  All at sea?  We’ve got it sorted.  From 2 - 28 September 2013 take dad to the National Motor Museum and the SA Maritime Museum for FREE!  Read more about Forget Father’s Day – what about Father’s Month! >

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Sunburnt Country – Icons of Australian Motoring

The 1936 Leyland Badger was the trusted truck used by legendary mail man of the outback, Tom Kruse, to deliver mail and supplies on a fortnightly 500km trek along the Birdsville Track. Read more about Sunburnt Country – Icons of Australian Motoring >

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Sunburnt Country under wraps

Our long-awaited new exhibition, Sunburnt Country: Icons of Australian Motoring, draws ever nearer to completion. Staff and volunteers are excited to see the exhibition coming together piece by piece - even if it has taken their own blood, sweat and tears. Some of our favourite pieces are the lovely Edwardian motoring costumes painstakingly treated by conservators at Artlab and soon going on display. But for now they are still 'under wraps'.Visitors to the Museum have the chance to peek through our glass doors and see the construction team hard at work - and it proves popular for many to catch a behind-the-scenes view. The countdown is on. The exhibition will open officially on Friday 31 May 2013. 
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