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The Murphy Auto Museum

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Address: 2230 Statham Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93033-3900
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
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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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Murphy's here we Come

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2016
Perkadventures
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Banning, Ca
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Banning, Ca
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5 of 5 stars 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 good to my tired eyes. Worth seeing

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This is another great place to see...goes great with the incredible Mullins collection of rare French cars. Great permanent collection and new exhibits

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Thank Jim L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere is casual and can be described as a "big boys shed" if you consider the huge model train layout. The cars are interesting and look to be driven often by their owners. Some of the exhibits are unique vehicles. If you're in the area you can visit this Museum and the Mullins around the corner to experience both... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We went on a Wednesday night, and I believe we were the only visitors at the time we were there, except for the model train guys. There is a large railroad setup, very detailed. Very interesting cars, and what I found most fascinating is the fact that many (if not all) vehicles were privately owned, and really the museum is... More 

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Lomita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is a very nice small automotive museum to spend a couple of hours going thru. Most of the stuff belongs to private individuals who put their items on display and pay a fee for the museum to take care of. There were several unique cars along with vintage trailers, interesting auto related items and a large model train layout.... More 

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Oxnard, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

View an assortment of cars dating from th early 1900s to more recent models. Many of the cars are restore, but some show their age. The museum also has special exhibits. Model trains were on display when we were there. You can see it all in about two hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 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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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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