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Canadian Automotive Museum

99 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 4G7, Canada (Downtown Oshawa)
+1 905-576-1222
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Ranked #4 of 22 attractions in Oshawa
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: The Canadian Automotive Museum collects and displays the history of the automobile in Canada. The museum is open 7 days a week, year-round.
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Toronto Ontario
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

To be honest, I have little to no interest in cars. In an attempt to entertain an 18 year old male visiting relative, we recently went to see this attraction. Admission was reasonable and despite being located in the heart of downtown, there was free onsite parking. As soon as I walked inside, I was astounded. The old vehicles were... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Took my dad he loved seeing all the old cars and stuff. Kids enjoyed themselves to Great day out for not a lot of money Great to see dad happy

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Hampton, New Hampshire
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Lived in Oshawa area all our lives, we've never been. Enjoyed the displays and the comprehensive write-ups on each. However, found the overall atmosphere of the museum tired and run down and in desperate need of a good cleaning (although the washrooms were clean). The overall decor needs to be definitely updated. Lighting was very poor in the upstairs &... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Friendly & knowledgeable docents helped to make our visit enjoyable. Nice assortment of vehicles in a beautiful vintage building. Worth a visit!!!

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Canmore, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

There was a lot of what I was expecting, like old Cadillacs and Ford Model T's, and some I wasn't like a Deloreon, Bentley 3 Litre and an Amphibicar. All the cars are beautiful and the descriptions are interesting to read. However there were a few cars tucked away at the backs of rooms that had no description, and that... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We found out about the museum by following a sign along the highway during a road trip and we were not disappointed. The selection of cars was awesome and it was nice that we were able to take pictures and take as long in the museum as we wanted. Free parking as well!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Visiting the automotive museum was great fun. I am personally not a car enthusiast, but really enjoyed seeing all the antique vehicles on display and learning more about the automotive history of Oshawa.

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Lombardy, ontario
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

For a small fee you can wonder around this little museum showing really old cars and some real nostalgia. Most cars are donated and are in original condition. There is also a whole section which features Canadian made cars and motorcycles. It was worth the trip and the 5$ to visit the museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is an incredible amount of history if you are a real car nut. There are a lot of displays crammed into one another. I took a real car buff with me and he was fascinated but there is a lot to root through and if you are there in the dead heat of the summer, it is ungodly hot... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is a smaller museum and seemed a little cramped. The displays are worth seeing if you are into the 'older era', and the admission price is very low. It's definitely something to at least visit, but I wouldn't necessarily go repeatedly.

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