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The Murphy Auto Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Local Treasure

One of our friends was having a birthday and is a vintage car "nut". We were looking for an auto... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Simi Valley, California
Diverse Collection Worth the Visit

We just went here today and viewed the autos, travel trailers, trains that are set up and running... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2017
Portland, Oregon
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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...more
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2230 Statham Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93033-3900
+1 805-487-4333
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

I am a car nut, and I enjoyed this affordable stop - you can do in an hour - 90 minutes if you really like minutiae and/or closely perusing the model train set (yes, I like those too). There are some oddities here, but more...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

One of our friends was having a birthday and is a vintage car "nut". We were looking for an auto museum to take him to not far from home & I found this place on the web. It looked good, plus they were having a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank spikeandchopper
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

To avoid traffic jams at city and crowded beaches on weekend, went to outside and found open museum. Donation ticket only usd9. Extremely polite and sharply smart gentlemen at the entrance. And great collection of arts, I’m not mistaken, cars, posters, rvs, dress, fuel stands,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 4, 2018

The Chief has been branching out in hopes that NFL fans will have other things to do while they visit the summer home of the Dallas Cowboys. Here is one that you have to see. If you like vintage cars then this the place to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TheChiefFromCali
Christie H, Public Relations Manager at The Murphy Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

Thank you Chief for the 5 star review. That's our MO, accessible nostalgia. Our car collection rotates, we are always getting new, beautiful classics in all the time. We are open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays all summer long too. Dallas Cowboy fans come on by!

Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

I love cars and anything to do with cars so car museums are magnets for me. This one has a great selection of American cars plus a few European cars on display in super condition. There is a V8 motorcycle too. There is also an...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 13, 2017

If the big, expensive automobile museums, like the Mullen or Blackhawk, are too overwhelming for you, or you're limited time-wise, you may enjoy the Murphy Auto Museum. It houses cars from 1903 to the present, along with motorcycles, posters, travel trailers, car-related toys and vintage...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 17, 2017

We just went here today and viewed the autos, travel trailers, trains that are set up and running, motorcycles, and a special room for Andy Granatelli. The vintage travel trailers made for a very unique visit. It's not a big museum; you can easily see...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank DanW440
Reviewed May 28, 2017

We just went here today and viewed the autos, travel trailers, trains that are set up and running, motorcycles, and a variety of other artifacts. It's not a big museum; so you can easily see it all in an hour. It's fun and if you...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank jtdanza
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

I am not a big car fan but I really enjoyed this museum. The camping exhibit was really interesting and the owner had some really interesting stories about the vehicles and campers in the building. Even the three car buffs in our group loved it....More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank icorley
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Many of the cars at the Murphy, according to the person who greeted me, are not owned by the museum but are on loan. For that reason, the museum tended to be a mixed bag. Lots of different kinds of cars in varying states of...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Jerry B
June 6, 2018|
Response from christie739 |
Hi Jerry, we are open Friday (April through December) Saturday and Sunday. For groups we can open any other day by appointment. Thanks.