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The Murphy Auto Museum

2230 Statham Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93033-3900
+1 805-487-4333
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Another Car Museum visit

I love cars and anything to do with cars so car museums are magnets for me. This one has a great... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2017
motorcar1
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Dublin Ireland
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Small, affordable, automotive museum

If the big, expensive automobile museums, like the Mullen or Blackhawk, are too overwhelming for... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2017
Peter A
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Sunnyvale
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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 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2230 Statham Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93033-3900
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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

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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

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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

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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

2  Thank jtdanza
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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

2  Thank icorley
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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

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Reviewed December 8, 2016

Planned my day around driving to Oxnard to visit the Murphy museum during their Wednesday evening hours of 6 pm to 10 pm. Arrived at 6:15 and the place was closed. Poorly managed.More

1  Thank Bill H
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Christie H, Public Relations Manager at The Murphy Auto Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2017

Hi Bill, So sorry we missed you. We are non-profit and rely on our staff of volunteers to open the museum on time. So sorry we were late on opening for you. We are a small local museum but big on community service to our...More

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Reviewed November 22, 2016

We didn't have much time here as we were in a rush to meet friends, but I was so glad I caught the last day of the Vintage Caravan exhibition. I suffered serious caravan envy! The vounteer staff were lovely and friendly too. We will...More

1  Thank Janie M
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

We visited Murphy Auto Museum recently. We were hoping to see more antique autos. Most of the autos displayed were classics with a few antiques. There were trailers, but you could not see the interior. We didn't think the $9 entry fee was worth it....More

Thank Allan G
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Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Visited here today. They were getting ready for a old trailer show but hard cars available to see also. Large small trains club is also there. Very interesting to see many ages are shown there and are worth seeing. Old to very new, must looked...More

2  Thank Perkadventures
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Jerry B
June 6, 2018|
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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.
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