Petersen Automotive Museum

Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles: Hours, Address, Petersen Automotive Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Petersen Automotive Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Rated the #1 Automotive museum in the world, the Petersen Automotive Museum is dedicated to the exploration and presentation of the automobile and its impact on Global life and culture. The museum features 25 galleries with more than 350 vehicles on display between the main floors and exclusive Vault. Visitors can immerse themselves in the 1000's of stories on display in the museum.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Gladys A
2 contributions
First time visit
Aug 2021
A first time visit to the Petersen Automotive Museum was such an amazing experience. As someone who's not too much of a fan of cars I was surprised to enjoy my visit and appreciate cars more. Definitely worth the trip!
Written November 9, 2021
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stvmcqn
1 contribution
Incredible collection of cars
Oct 2021
The museum has an incredible group of cars with lots of variety that anyone will enjoy. I’ve been twice and the exhibits had changed so there was lots new to see. Looking forward to my third trip!
Written November 8, 2021
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1silverbullet16
Torrance, CA1 contribution
Enjoyable Outing at Peterson Automotive Museum
Aug 2021
Had a very enjoyable visit to the Peterson Automotive Museum this summer. It was a fun and interesting experience as we checked out antique vehicles, special vehicles from Hollywood films and so many others (new & old). The museum is clean, orderly and offers an enjoyable indoor activity for young and old alike. I highly recommend this as a place to visit.
Written November 3, 2021
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Meander5
Birmingham, AL385 contributions
Car lover’s paradise
Oct 2021 • Couples
The Museum has a nice collection of cars to view with a general admission ticket. Plan ahead of you want to get into the Vault exhibit. We went to see the vehicles of James Bond display. There were several cars that are normally in the. Adult that are in the general exhibit. It is well put together, informative and an absolutely beautiful collection of cars. The James Bond exhibit was great and if you are a fan, covers the DB5 original as well as other modes of Bond transport. My wife enjoyed herself as well, as this was not in her list at all.
Written October 21, 2021
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Robert N
8 contributions
Father and son enjoyed trip.
Aug 2021
While I was visiting LA with my son, some local people recommended the Petersen Automotive Museum. I recognized the name Petersen immediately because the Petersen Publishing Company edited the auto magazines, I read as a kid.

Tickets are purchased on the web, their rates and gift shop were reasonable, $25 total for the two of us. Free parking after a nominal gift shop purchase, or $17 without one.

The cars were excellent. A few motorcycles too, like the first Triumph to win the Baja. Easy to social distance because of the large airy size. If you're visiting make this a half day of your trip.
Written September 9, 2021
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Rjrjr59
1 contribution
Awesome
Jun 2021
The museum was an amazing trip for me and my family. Thank you to the museum and staff for providing us with such a great experience.
Written September 7, 2021
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Outdoorsman2018
Montgomery, AL10 contributions
Not just for car enthusiasts
Sep 2021 • Couples
We were in Beverly Hills for a couple days and were looking for low-key activities. Wife and I are not normally museum fans, but this one seemed like a worthy investment of time. At first she said “all I see is white car (only a Lamborghini) and old car…” However it didn’t take long for her to stop and read the various signs giving details about the cars. So when she enjoyed a museum like this, it’s going to get high grades. Have to admit I also got a big kick out of the “old” Lost in Space rover, complete with a model of Robot (“Danger Will Robinson!”). The only reasons I didn’t rate 5 stars is that most of the first floor was closed due to transitioning from whatever the most recent display to a James Bond-related display (poor timing on our part - would love to see the Bond cars) and the fact that all floors were bare concrete so very hard on your feet. It would be better to have the walking areas covered with some sort of cushioned surface to be less stressful on patrons. So make sure you wear good shoes, and enjoy - very cool place.
Written September 3, 2021
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JENNIFER Delgado
Palmdale, CA2 contributions
Loved the variety.
May 2021 • Family
It was exciting seeing some classics and so many cars I never knew existed. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Written September 2, 2021
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cacedillo
Chino Hills, CA1 contribution
Great experience!
Jul 2021 • Family
The staff was very friendly and informative about the cars on display. Awesome to see so many cool and historical cars!
Written September 2, 2021
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Docmom5
Columbia, MD10 contributions
Family with teenage boys
May 2021 • Family
We visited in the spring with our two teenage sons. The museum was amazing - and incredibly safe with great social distancing and masking in place. The cars and movie set vehicles were (literally) out of this world and the building itself is so special! My husband and I are both physicians and loved that we were able to access free tickets via their healthcare heroes program - thank you !! I would put this museum on the must see sites of LA for every visitor!
Written September 1, 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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