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“What a little gem!”

Canadian Automotive Museum
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$7.59*
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Guided Tour of the Canadian Automotive Museum
Ranked #3 of 34 things to do in Oshawa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Canadian Automotive Museum collects and displays the history of the automobile in Canada. The museum is open: Monday-Friday 10am to 4:30pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm (April through October), Closed Public Holidays
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“What a little gem!”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

If you like cars, this is the place to visit. Some of the most iconic cars in Canada are located here. Priceless antiques and some "different" brands are located in downtown Oshawa.

Visited October 2011
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courtice
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“canadian auto museum”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

a lot of interesting cars, it's is interesting to see and read about the cars of the past

Visited October 2011
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Bowmanville, Canada
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“Quaint, eclectic but worth a visit”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

Should you visit? Are you a car enthusiast? Are an avid photographer? Do you like museums in general?
If you answered yes to one of the first 3 and yes to the fourth then, yes, you should visit.

The museum is in downtown Oshawa, across the street from Memorial Park. There is free parking. It's in a heritage building that was the orginal location of Ontario Motor Sales. The cars are displayed onthe main floor and the second floor. The second level is only accessable by stairs. The washrooms are upstairs. There is no elevator.

Plan to spend an hour or two. if you plan to photograph the cars, be aware that they are packed in there like sardines in a can on the upper level. On the main level, the cars are more spread out but the lighting is undifused florescent tubes and some incandescents. A challenge to say the least, however our photography club managed to get some great shots.

The price is very low. There are cars from before 1910 up to 1975. There are two Rolls Royce cars, one of which was in the Timothy Eaton family. The last known surviving McKay automobile is also on display.

Visited April 2012
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Whitby, Ontario
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“Great Oshawa landmark!”
Reviewed April 1, 2012

The best automotive history museum with insight into the industry that fuelled the surronding area. Very interesting for car buffs or those who enjoy local history.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“it was awesome!!”
Reviewed February 4, 2012

I liked taking a look in and at all the awesme old fashioned cars stop here if ou re passing through oshawa

Visited March 2011
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