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Canadian Automotive Museum

Neighborhood: Downtown Oshawa
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Address: 99 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa, Ontario L1G 4G7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-576-1222
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The Canadian Automotive Museum collects and displays the history of the...
The Canadian Automotive Museum collects and displays the history of the automobile in Canada. The museum is open: Monday-Friday 10am to 4:30pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm (April through October), Closed Public Holidays
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A gem for old car buffs!

If you're into old cars you'll love this collection of over 60 cars in impeccable condition! Emphasis on cars produced right there in Oshawa and other plants in Canada. Spread... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Ivona_Kolo
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Toronto, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

I took my daughter and we had a great time, it doesn't take very long (30-45 minutes) and it's very inexpensive too. They have a wide range of cars and some pretty neat stuff so we really enjoyed our stop over.

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Alex G, Manager at Canadian Automotive Museum, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again the next time you're passing through Oshawa. More 

Oshawa, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The cars and vehicles are a wonder to see, but it is very stuffy, dreary, almost boring. They need to liven it up a bit!

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Alex G, Manager at Canadian Automotive Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are undertaking some renovation work this summer to brighten up the museum with new paint, lighting, and furniture. Visit again soon and let us know if you have any other suggestions. More 

Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you're into old cars you'll love this collection of over 60 cars in impeccable condition! Emphasis on cars produced right there in Oshawa and other plants in Canada. Spread over two floors, self-guided. Free parking. A table with museum related colouring activities for the kiddies. And you can't beat a family ticket for $13.50 which will bring you so... More 

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Alex G, Manager at Canadian Automotive Museum, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your family visit to the museum! More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A great place to take the family. Not many automotive museums around anymore, so make it a point to visit as soon as you can. Well worth the small price of admission. Great to see a super ultra low milage Delorean !

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Alex G, Manager at Canadian Automotive Museum, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your visit! Our DeLorean is one of only 88 that were produced for the Canadian market. More 

Burlington
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109 reviews 109 reviews
27 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Housed in a former car dealership that dates to the early 20th century in downtown Oshawa, this museum has been on our list of things to do "one of these days" when in the area. Thursday past was that day! The autos on display are in themselves, interesting and rare. I was pleased to see they were not recently restored... More 

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Alex G, Manager at Canadian Automotive Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for keeping the Canadian Automotive Museum on your to-do list! We are glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Oshawa, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

It's a great place to see some old car history & how much the vehicles have come along with todays technology. It would be nice to see a little more care taken of the vehicles, as some of the tires are flat so if they won't hold air maybe they should block the vehcles up so they arn't sitting on... More 

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Alex G, Manager at Canadian Automotive Museum, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We have a group of dedicated volunteers who are working on our tires and hope to have them all fixed up soon. More 

Toronto, Canada
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154 reviews 154 reviews
40 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very interesting place with lots of history. Amazing cars and history of Auto making in Canada. Highly recommend.

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Alex G, Manager at Canadian Automotive Museum, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! More 

Toronto Ontario
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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Alex G, Manager at Canadian Automotive Museum, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your visit. The CAM is currently planning gallery renovations to increase display space and improve our visitor experience. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Oshawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Alex G, Manager at Canadian Automotive Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are planning on updating our HVAC system to improve air quality on the second level and moving several cars off-site to open up more space in the galleries. More 

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