After an unprecedented period of closing to the public for several days during the Sampson Flat Bushfire, the National Motor Museum in Birdwood is open once again, thanks to the many CFS volunteers from South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.

We also thank SAPOL staff and community groups for helping the community recover and extend our sympathies to the people who have lost homes, businesses and animals.

CFS volunteers are welcome to attend all History SA museums at no charge until 28 February 2015.

If you are planning to visit, check road closures https://www.police.sa.gov.au/your-safety/road-safety/road-closures. The freeway is open and the safest route if coming from the metropolitan area.

Since 1965 millions of people have enjoyed discovering their motoring heritage at the National Motor Museum, Birdwood, South Australia. As an international centre for the collection, research, preservation, education and display of Australian road transport history, the National Motor Museum is much more than a collection of vehicles. It is a social history of the way we were, the way we are now and the way of the future.

At the museum

Major annual events



South Australia is home to many renowned historic vehicle events. Looking for a day of great vehicles, live music, fashions and a fun day out for the family? Find out more about the National Motor Museum’s iconic events.

Rock & Roll Rendezvous      Bay to Birdwood