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Address: 2230 Statham Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93033
Phone Number: +1 805-487-4333
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Wed 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Murphy Auto Museum, located in Oxnard, California, is a collection of...

The Murphy Auto Museum, located in Oxnard, California, is a collection of over 60 beautiful vintage automobiles and Americana housed inside an 30,000 square foot facility. Our unique collection spans from 1903 to present day.

We are also home to one of the largest H/O scale train layouts, with many scale miles of track.

We are open on Wednesdays, 6pm-10pm and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 10am-4pm, or by appointment for special groups. We have exciting new exhibits planned each quarter in our main showroom and various community activities throughout the year. We hope you come visit us soon!

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Great museum when in the area

This is another great place to see...goes great with the incredible Mullins collection of rare French cars. Great permanent collection and new exhibits

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
Jim L
Oxnard, California
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Oxnard, California
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This is another great place to see...goes great with the incredible Mullins collection of rare French cars. Great permanent collection and new exhibits

Thank Jim L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere is casual and can be described as a "big boys shed" if you consider the huge model train layout. The cars are interesting and look to be driven often by their owners. Some of the exhibits are unique vehicles. If you're in the area you can visit this Museum and the Mullins around the corner to experience both... More 

Thank Phil S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We went on a Wednesday night, and I believe we were the only visitors at the time we were there, except for the model train guys. There is a large railroad setup, very detailed. Very interesting cars, and what I found most fascinating is the fact that many (if not all) vehicles were privately owned, and really the museum is... More 

1 Thank blondeegal
Lomita, California
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54 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is a very nice small automotive museum to spend a couple of hours going thru. Most of the stuff belongs to private individuals who put their items on display and pay a fee for the museum to take care of. There were several unique cars along with vintage trailers, interesting auto related items and a large model train layout.... More 

1 Thank 707clayg
Oxnard, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

View an assortment of cars dating from th early 1900s to more recent models. Many of the cars are restore, but some show their age. The museum also has special exhibits. Model trains were on display when we were there. You can see it all in about two hours.

2 Thank yellowjacket11
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

I took my 16 year old son here on a random father/son day, we were both happy with the experience. The suggested "donation" for entry is $9 for adults. We both enjoyed the visit very much all the car had keys in the ignition and had current registration tags which was pretty cool. The staff was very friendly and the... More 

2 Thank Jon H
Christie H, Manager at The Murphy Auto Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience! We're glad that you and your son enjoyed your visit. We are always planning new exhibits and parking lot car shows too. The Vintage Trailer Show-The Great Outdoors exhibit just opened. We hope to see you again real soon. More 

Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This auto museum houses not only vintage cars but has an elaborate, fully-functioning model train in the middle of the building. What is another unusual and interesting feature of this museum is that the car keys are all in the ignitions! They ask you during registration at the entrance not to open the cars but you can take pictures. There... More 

1 Thank TONARKK1226
Ventura, California
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My cousin and I attended the Vintage Camper and Trailer exhibit last Summer, and it was just such a fun day. The museum is large, bright, and clean all you need to do stroll through the museum and discover the treasures of yesteryear. If you love vintage vehicles, stop by this museum you will not be disappointed!

Thank Lucyd327
Stanton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

On Dec. 13th several members of the California Stingrays Car Club visited this museum. While not overly large in inventory, they did have a very nice variety of vehicles and auto memorabilia including model trains, boats and television props. There is an fee of nine dollars per person and the staff was very friendly and informative. I will definitely visit... More 

1 Thank steve3560
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you are into cars I highly recommending seeing these two in the same day. It is a very easy day trip as they are close together. Murphy's is very casual and the docents working there were very willing to answer questions. Whereas Mullins has the multi-millioin dollar rare cars, Murphy's has the cars I knew growing up from my... More 

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