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The Murphy Auto Museum

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Address: 2230 Statham Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93033
Phone Number: +1 805-487-4333
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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
Description: 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 way to spend a couple hours

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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 

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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 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 

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Ventura, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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!

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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 

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California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Dallas
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147 reviews 147 reviews
33 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My wife and I visited last week and found this to be a quaint, yet interesting, museum. It features older autos but does have a lot of old clothing, toys, travel trailers and other items from the past. It brought back some fond memories. It's not too costly and a pleasant way to spend about an hour or so. There... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is a small museum with different cars from different periods of time. Self-guided although there are docents on site should you have any questions. There are items of clothing from different periods of time on display as well as toys. There is also a big train display set up. You can easily go thru this in an hour. I... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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255 reviews 255 reviews
37 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

On the smaller side, about 45 cars. Lots of Packards and some model A's and T's. Until today I never knew they made a 27T.

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Oxnard
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

If the docent has time he will lead you on a personal tour. We enjoyed looking at the cars and motorcycles. The local model train club meets here and has a good display of tracks.

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Dallas, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

If you like checking out cars definitely check out the museum. A large selection of antique cars and staff is informative. They also had a model train set up in the back if you are in to that. Easy way to spend an hour or so.

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