The Nethercutt Collection
The Nethercutt Collection
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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The Grand Salon showcases cars of the 1910s to 1930s. There are also collections of furniture, dolls, timepieces and one of the world's finest collections of mechanical musical instruments.
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buckfedex
Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
Mar 2020
. Its a little out of the way but well worth the drive. You must make reservations to go into the other building to see where the cool cars are. The music room at the top was great
Written January 15, 2021
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Helen
Greater Sydney, Australia13 contributions
Aug 2020
We have been to LA many times, but never heard of this place. I guess the Peterson museum is on everyone’s lips (which is great and more modern) but this museum had an outstanding collection of vintage motor vehicles.

Tip : best to go early to beat the crush. It got busy an after we arrived.
Written August 12, 2020
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lilianasmith
Brazil32 contributions
Sep 2019
Excellent museum of old cars, it is very tidy and the cars are in perfect condition, they have a great collection.
Spend a day exploring some of the best examples in automobile history.
Written June 17, 2020
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NotGonnaDie
Los Angeles, CA5 contributions
Feb 2020
we really liked the museum. It’s better to arrive early, then there are fewer people and you can take cool photos without a crowd. Beautiful and rare cars)
Written March 25, 2020
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Epic2022
Los Angeles, CA206 contributions
Feb 2020
An absolute hidden gem in southern Los Angeles! Be sure to take your family (sons/daughters, grandkids), and friends (in town or out of town) visit this museum! We did it yesterday and enjoyed both self-guided and guided tours tremendously. You should allow 4 hours for fun! It has a huge parking lot next to the museum.

All cars are exquisitely restored to their original form and functionally drivable automobiles. Every year each car will be taken out of the museum for a joy ride in town, onto the highway, and drive through!

1) Go online to reserve your tickets for the free 2-hour guided tour on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday at 10 am or 1:30 pm.
2) Be sure to spend an extra two hours before or after and visit the other building (free to roam around) and the train.
3) In the last part of the guided tour, go to the 4th floor - music room, grab a sofa, just sit back and enjoy the music while relaxing your legs and toes. It was just heavenly enjoyable! The organ music was just amazing!
4) Bonus: it is FREE!
5) You can also check out other events on the website for silent movies and organ music!
6) The gentleman who is the curator of the museum is an absolutely awesome and very knowledgeable tour guide. He gave a very informative history of every car and every piece of musical instrument in the museum! He is the one who makes every piece of musical instrument functionally working in the museum!

This place just has an awesome and incredible collection of treasures!
Written March 1, 2020
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James B
Sacramento, CA54 contributions
Feb 2020
Very impressive automobile collection and workshop across the street. The mechanical orchestra collection is also amazing. The grounds are impeecable.
Written February 21, 2020
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Joe H
Louisville, KY25 contributions
Jan 2020
I visited the Nethercutt Collection last Friday on the recommendation of a car collector friend. The collection does not disappoint. Admission to the entire collection is free but you must signup to tour the main building that houses the Grand Salon. The car collection is just fantastic. I did also enjoy the tour of the train, Pullman train car and the musical instruments and demonstrations. The collection is just north of LA in Sylmar and is worth the drive.
Written January 24, 2020
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edinsb2018
Santa Barbara, CA59 contributions
Jan 2020
Wow, I had never heard of them until I did a search for car museums in Los Angeles and it came up. Their webpage just doesn’t how great this FREE museum is. There are two buildings - one is the main museums with 133 cars and a train. Everything works so the cars have gas and keys in them. They drive them all at least twice a year. The gem however is the Collection across the street in a 4 story building where they have fantastic cars, many who have won major awards like best of show at the Pebble Beach concurs de elegance. One car is the 20k Dusesenberg. While you are there on the tour, you listening to a grand piano player playing Rhapsode in Blue which was recorded by Gershwin himself. Then there is a floor with hundreds of car emblems and other player devices. The top floor has a number of orchestrations, huge bellow feed orchestras with as many of 21 instruments. Then there is the pipe organ from an old silent film theater. With 5,200 pipes with largest going from the basement to the 4th floor to deliver bass sounds that shake the building. Did I say free? They only do the collection tours on Thursday , Friday and Saturday with on 1 tour on Thursday and Friday and 2 on Saturday. You need reservations. Only open Wednesday thru Saturday.

DON’T MISS THIS.
Written January 12, 2020
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Rob-CS
Gothenburg, Sweden184 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
This museum including the parking is free, which is very unusual in the LA area, but don’t let that scare you. It has an impressive amount of antique luxury cars, brands like Rolls Royce, Deussenberg, Pierce Arrow, Daimler, etc are nicely placed in long rows. There are a few 50’s and 60’s and 70’s cars. The newest cars are a 80’s Rolls Royce and a De Lorean. The majority are 30’s and older. All cars are pristine.
My favorite was the 1931 Bugatti.

Out side there is a steam locomotive and Pullman coach.

The visit took me 90 minutes and I felt I had more than enough time. Unfortunate the collection which is across the street was closed when I was there, but it was still worth it. If you can, plan so that you get one of the tours!
Written January 3, 2020
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Andrew James A
Los Angeles, CA5 contributions
Dec 2019
That's what they called this place when a neighbor in Montecito chartered a bus to take me and 40-50 other friends out to Sylmar. That was 40 years ago so I am happy to see that someone is still sharing ALL the treasures inside the five (5), or more story museum like Rudy Valentino's automobile (one floor is ALL vintage autos once owned by celebrities).
Written December 16, 2019
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