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The Murphy Auto Museum

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Address: 2230 Statham Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93033-3900
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+1 805-487-4333
18:00 - 22:00
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Wed 18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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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Surprisingly Delightful

I am not a big car fan but I really enjoyed this museum. The camping exhibit was really interesting and the owner had some really interesting stories about the vehicles and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 January 2017
Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I am not a big car fan but I really enjoyed this museum. The camping exhibit was really interesting and the owner had some really interesting stories about the vehicles and campers in the building. Even the three car buffs in our group loved it. Highly recommended!

1 Thank icorley
Lewisville, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Many of the cars at the Murphy, according to the person who greeted me, are not owned by the museum but are on loan. For that reason, the museum tended to be a mixed bag. Lots of different kinds of cars in varying states of repair. This is the kind of museum you might see locally, somewhere... but it is... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 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.

1 Thank Bill H
Christie H, Public Relations Manager at The Murphy Auto Museum, responded to this review

Hi Bill, So sorry we missed you. We are non-profit and rely on our staff of volunteers to open the museum on time. So sorry we were late on opening for you. We are a small local museum but big on community service to our motoring loving community. We have instructed our team that opening on time is of the... More 

London, GB
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 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 

1 Thank Janie M
San Jose, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 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 18 June 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

2 Thank Perkadventures
Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 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

1 Thank Jim L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 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 4 October 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 

1 Thank blondeegal
Lomita, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 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 

1 Thank 707clayg

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