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“One of the few attractions to visit in York, has seen better days”
Review of York Motor Museum

York Motor Museum
Ranked #4 of 16 things to do in York
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Perth, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“One of the few attractions to visit in York, has seen better days”
Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

York is a nice but sleepy town, for a tourist there isn't to much to see or do

The motor museum was interesting, some great classics were on display. I think the museum has seen better days though, is a little untidy and the building is not in the best shape. I also found it odd that they had 80s volvos on display...along with corollas.. I think they are scrapping the bottom of the barrel. However I can't complain with the $9 entry fee, but would like to see more cars.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Perth, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Petrol Head Heaven”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

If you passing through Perth or even a local, you should take the time to visit this fine collection. You might figure you have seen plenty of old cars and why go 100km out of Perth just to see these. Well the drive out to Yok in itself is worthwhile and when you get there you can pull up at number of lovely cafe's before wandering across the road to soak up the sights and smells of yesteryear motoring. On that front you wont be disappointed either. Not only will your jaw drop at some of the old girls hiding in the far corners of his collection but if you look closely at some of the exhibit you will spot some rare pieces of motoring history from the rare Mazda sports car, the gas turbine go kart and even some very special local history with the Sarich Rotary on display.

Now ok - I do love cars and all thing mechanical so I do get a buzz when is see these places but I do think even the non-buff will enjoy this place.

Visited September 2013
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Motors”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

For old motor vehicles, its a great place. Its great if you are into old cars & such. Any man who likes cars should visit the York Motor Museum

Visited July 2013
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Prague, Czech Republic
Level 6 Contributor
796 reviews
622 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
“Old cars”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We have enjoyed visiting the Motor Museum, it was absolutely freezing inside but the cars were worth it, all were old and some quite rare.

Visited July 2013
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Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“A labour of love”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Well done Mr Briggs! Situated on Avon Terrace (main drag of York) it cost $9 per adult to enter. There's a lot of memorabilia, signage, photos and related paraphernalia on show - not to mention vehicles! A bit of thought has been put into the display making it easy to navigate through the different sections. On entry there's a small display, then to the left is the reception. The first room contains interesting tidbits then stepping into the first of three halls (main part of the museum) you can veer left into another room. In this room there are glass cabinets of model cars, war vessels etc. In here there are some activity challenges - especially good for the kids but adults can do too. For example, how many green cars on the third shelf in the BP cabinet.There's little room to move so best to keep it to 1 or 2 people in there at a time. In the main hall there are cars from a number of eras - it was fascinating to read the history behind how the museum came to house them and to get a snippet into Peter's life and racing experience. There are cars, bikes, fire truck.

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Photography is allowed.

It was very cold in the Museum.

Visited July 2013
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