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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
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

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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Nice Little Museum

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 22, 2016
Janie M
London, GB
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Traverse City, Michigan
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1 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Bill H
London, GB
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 return the next time we are in the area - museums like this must be... More 

Thank Janie M
San Jose, California
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3 of 5 bubbles 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. If you would like to see a really good antique auto collection, see the Nethercutt... More 

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Banning, Ca
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Perkadventures
Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Jim L
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Phil S
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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.

2 Thank yellowjacket11
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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