by Gauk
Wed, May 16, 2018 1:15 AM

An Automobile museum is a museum that explores the history of automotive related transportation.

  • Bold - Automobile museums owned by automobile manufacturers
  • Italics - no longer open to public access, excludes private or invitation only collections that was never intended for public access

Asia

Eastern Asia

China

 
Grand Prix Museum, Macau, China
  • Beijing Classic Car Museum
  • Beijing Auto Museum
  • Grand Prix Museum, Macau
  • Shanghai Auto Museum

Japan

 
Toyota Automobile Museum, Nagakute, Japan
  • Hino Auto Plaza (Hino Motors), Hachiōji, Tokyo
  • Historic Car Gallery, Dachi, Toki, Gifu
  • Honda Collection Hall (Honda), Motegi, Tochigi
  • Humobility World (Daihatsu), Ikeda, Osaka *pre-reservation required
  • Maehara 20th, Kiryū, Gunma
  • Matsuda Collection
  • Mazda Museum (Mazda), Hiroshima, Hiroshima *pre-reservation required
  • Mitsubishi Auto Gallery (Mitsubishi Motors), Okazaki, Aichi *pre-reservation required
  • Motorcar Museum of Japan, Komatsu, Ishikawa
  • Il Museo della Cinquecento, Tsuruoka, Yamagata
  • Nissan Engine Museum (Nissan), Yokohama, Kanagawa
  • Nissan Heritage Collection (Nissan), Zama, Kanagawa *pre-reservation required
  • Prince & Skyline Museum , Okaya, Nagano
  • Shikoku Motor Car Museum, Kōnan, Kōchi
  • Suzuki Plaza (Suzuki), Hamamatsu, Shizuoka *pre-reservation required
  • Toyota Automobile Museum (Toyota), Nagakute, Aichi
  • Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology (Toyota), Nagoya, Aichi
  • Toyota Kuragaike Commemorative Hall  (Toyota), Toyota, Aichi
  • Yamaha Communication Plaza (Yamaha Motor Company), Iwata, Shizuoka
  • Wakui Museum, Kazo, Saitama

South Korea

  • Renault Samsung Motors Gallery (Renault Samsung Motors)
  • Hyundai Kia R&D Museum (Hyundai Motor Group)
  • Samsung Transportation Museum (Samsung Fire&Marine Insurance Co. LTD)
  • Hyundai Motorstudio Seoul (Hyundai Motor Group)

Southern Asia

India

  • Sudha Cars Museum

Western Asia

 
Emirates National Auto Museum, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Cyprus

  • Cyprus Historic & Classic Motor Museum[non-primary source needed]

Georgia

  • Tbilisi Auto Museum

Iran

  • National Car Museum of Iran

Israel

  • Tefen Car Collection, Tefen
  • Ralex Automobile museum, Ashdod

Kuwait

  • Historical, Vintage, and Classical Cars Museum

Turkey

  • Key Classic Car Museum, Torbalı, Izmir,
  • Rahmi M. Koç Museum, Hasköy, Istanbul,
  • Sabri Artam Classic Car Museum, Çengelköy, Istanbul,
  • Tofaş Museum of Cars and Anatolian Carriages, Bursa,
  • Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum, Tarabya, Istanbul,

United Arab Emirates

  • Al Ain Classic Car Museum
  • Emirates National Auto Museum

Europe

Eastern Europe

Bulgaria

  • Retro-Museum, Varna shopping centre

Czech Republic

 
Škoda Auto Museum, Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic
  • Škoda Auto Museum (Škoda Auto)
  • Tatra Muzeum, Kopřivnice

Poland

  • Muzeum Inżynierii Miejskiej w Krakowie

Romania

  • Tiriac Collection, Bucharest

Russia

  • AvtoVAZ Museum, (Lada), Tolyatti
  • Retro auto museum, Moscow
  • Lomakov`s old-timers cars and motorcycles Museum, Moscow
  • Autoville, Moscow
  • First Private Museum of Retro and Military Vehicles, Moscow
  • Vintage cars museum, Saint Petersburg
  • Retro cars museum, Vyborg
  • Retro cars museum, Zelenogorsk
  • Retro cars museum, Yekaterinburg
  • UMMC auto museum, Verkhnyaya Pyshma (Yekaterinburg)

Ukraine

  • AvtoZAZ Museum (ZAZ), Zaporizhia

Northern Europe

Estonia

Finland

  • Mobilia, Kangasala

Latvia

  • Riga Motor Museum

Sweden

 
Volvo Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Saab Car Museum (Saab)
  • Göran Karlsson's Motor Museum
  • Marcus Wallenberg-hallen (Scania)
  • Motala Motor Museum
  • Volvo Museum (Volvo)

United Kingdom

England
 
British Motor Museum, Gaydon, United Kingdom
 
Donington Grand Prix Collection, Castle Donington, United Kingdom
 
National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, United Kingdom
  • Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum
  • British Commercial Vehicle Museum
  • British Motor Museum
  • Brooklands Museum
  • Bubble Car Museum, Langrick, Boston, England
  • Cars of the Stars Motor Museum
  • Cotswold Motoring Museum
  • Coventry Transport Museum
  • Donington Grand Prix Exhibition
  • Haynes International Motor Museum
  • Ipswich Transport Museum
  • Lakeland Motor Museum
  • London Motor Museum
  • Mercedes-Benz World (Daimler AG)
  • National Motor Museum, Beaulieu
  • Oxford Bus Museum
Scotland
  • Myreton Motor Museum
Wales
  • Pembrokeshire Motor Museum

Southern Europe

Croatia

  • Ferdinand Budicki Automobile Museum

Greece

  • Hellenic Motor Museum

Italy

 
Museo Ferrari, Maranello, Italy
 
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, Turin, Italy
  • Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari (Ferrari)
  • Museo Ferrari (Ferrari)
  • Museo Ferruccio Lamborghini (Lamborghini)
  • Museo Lamborghini (Lamborghini)
  • Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
  • Museo Storico Alfa Romeo (Alfa Romeo)
  • Museo Mille Miglia
  • Museo Vincenzo Lancia
  • Museo Lancia (Lancia)
  • Centro storico Fiat (it) (Fiat)
  • Museo Targa Florio
  • Museo Nicolis

San Marino

  • Maranello Rosso (it) (Ferrari and Abarth)

Serbia

  • Muzej automobila, Belgrade

Spain

  • Museo Automovilístico de Málaga (es)
  • Museo de Historia de la Automoción de Salamanca (es)
  • Museo de Coches Clásicos y Antiguos Torre Loizaga (Galdames)

Western Europe

Austria

  • Rolls-Royce Museum
  • Automobilmuseum Aspang

Belgium

 
AutoWorld, Brussels, Belgium
  • AutoWorld

France

 
Musée national de l’automobile (Cité de l'Automobile), Mulhouse, France
 
Musée de l'Aventure Peugeot, Sochaux, France
  • Cité de l'automobile - Musée national - Collection Schlumpf
  • Renault Classic (Renault)
  • Musée de l'Aventure Peugeot (Peugeot)
  • Conservatoire Citroën (in French) (Citroën)
  • Musée des 24 Heures du Mans
  • Musée national de la Voiture et du Tourisme - Château de Compiègne
  • Musée automobile Reims Champagne

Germany

 
Autostadt, Wolfsburg, Germany
 
Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany
 
Porsche Museum, Stuttgart, Germany
  • August Horch Museum Zwickau (Audi)
  • Automobile welt eisenach (de)
  • Automuseum Dr. Carl Benz
  • Autosammlung Steim
  • Autostadt (Volkswagen Group)
  • BMW Museum (BMW)
  • Mercedes-Benz Museum (Daimler AG)
  • Museum Autovision
  • Museum for Historical Maybach Vehicles
  • museum mobile (Audi)
  • Porsche Museum (Porsche)
  • Sinsheim Auto & Technik Museum
  • Technikmuseum Speyer
  • Prototyp - Personen.Kraft.Wagen in Hamburg
  • PS Speicher
  • EFA-Museum für Deutsche Automobilgeschichte (de)
  • Rosso Bianco Collection (de)

Monaco

  • Monaco Top Cars Collection, Fontvieille, Monaco

Netherlands

 
Louwman Museum, The Hague, Netherlands
  • Louwman Museum

Switzerland

  • Swiss Transport Museum
  • Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny

North America

Canada

  • Canadian Automotive Museum
  • Manitoba Antique Automobile Museum
  • Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Cayman Islands

  • Cayman Motor Museum

United States

 
America On Wheels, Allentown, PA, United States
 
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, Speedway, Indiana, United States

Eastern United States

  • AACA Museum, Hershey, Pennsylvania. 90 cars on display. Named as one of the 12 car museums worth a detour by MSNBC.
  • America On Wheels, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 75 cars, trucks & motorcycles.
  • Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum, Madison, Georgia. This museum has closed and the cars sold.
  • Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum, Buffalo NY. Features a Frank Lloyd Wright gas station.
  • Champlain Valley Transportation Museum, Plattsburg, NY. 25 cars plus model trains.
  • Cole Land Transportation Museum, Bangor, ME. Anything with wheels. Open in summer only.
  • Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Features the largest collection of Packard Cars and historical memorabilia from 1900 and on. https://www.antiquecarmuseum.net/
  • Frick Car & Carriage Museum, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Larz Anderson Auto Museum, Brookline, MA. Eclectic collection of cars, motorcycles and artifacts.
  • Memory Lane Motorsports & Historic Auto Museum, Mooresville, NC. Specializes in motor sports.
  • Miami Auto Museum at the Dezer Collection, North Miami, FL. 200 cars and other vehicles.
  • Muscle Car City, Punta Gorda, FL. 200 GM muscle cars. Named as one of the 12 car museums worth a detour by MSNBC.
  • Northeast Classic Car Museum, Norwich, New York. 160 cars.
  • Old Spokes Auto Museum, New Smithville, PA. Small collection of mostly Hudsons.
  • Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head, Maine. 50 cars from 1885-1940, plus airplanes, motorcycles and other forms of transportation. Named as one of the 12 car museums worth a detour by MSNBC.
  • Saratoga Automobile Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY. Cars and artifacts.
  • Seal Cove Auto Museum, Seal Cove, Maine. 50 cars and motorcycles from 1895-1917.
  • Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, Philadelphia, PA. 65 racing sports cars. Named one of America’s best car museums by Autoweek and Jalopnik.
  • Tallahassee Automotive Museum, Tallahassee, FL. 130 cars plus a wide variety of other collectibles.
  • Tampa Bay Automobile Museum, Pinellas Park, Florida. 58 cars.
  • The William E. Swigart, Jr. Antique Automobile Museum, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. 35 cars on display.

Central United States

  • America’s Packard Museum (The Citizens Motorcar Co.), Dayton OH. 60 Packards.
  • Antique Car Museum of Iowa, Coralville, IA. 90 cars.
  • Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Auburn, Indiana. 120 cars on display. Named one of America’s greatest car museums by Autoweek.
  • Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Birmingham, AL. 50 Lotus race cars, large motorcycle collection.
  • Beller Museum, Romeoville IL. 70 cars, mostly from 1928-33. Not open to the public.
  • British Transportation Museum, Dayton OH. 30 British cars. Not open in 2015 because moving locations.
  • Canton Classic Car Museum, Canton, OH. 40 cars.
  • City Garage Car Museum, Greeneville, TN. 40 cars.
  • Classic Car Collection, Kearney, NE. 200 cars.
  • Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, Cleveland, Ohio. About 90 cars, mostly horseless carriages. Named as one of the 12 car museums worth a detour by MSNBC.
  • Dick's Classic Garage Car Museum, San Marcos, TX. 80 cars.
  • Dream Car Museum, Evansville, Indiana. About 60 cars.
  • Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, Detroit, Michigan. Birthplace of the Ford Model T and the oldest car factory building on Earth open to the general public (built 1904).
  • Four States Auto Museum, Texarkana, Arkansas. About 20 vehicles including motorcycles. 217 Laurel Street, Texarkana, AR 71854. Open Saturdays from 10am - 4pm, Sundays 1pm - 4pm, Special Tours May Be Arranged - Please Call:(870) 772-2886
  • Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, Michigan. 300 vehicles.
  • GM Heritage Center, Sterling Heights, Michigan. 600 GM cars. Not open to the public
  • Hemken Collection, Williams IA. 50 cars. Open Wednesdays and Fridays, May–October.
  • Henry Ford Museum (Ford Motor Company), Dearborn, Michigan. Cars, artifacts, historical displays. Named as one of the best car museums in the country by MSNBC, Autoweek and Edmunds.
  • Hostetler’s Hudson Auto Museum, Shipshewana IN. Named as one of the most interesting car museums in the country by Popular Mechanics.
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, Speedway, Indiana. Named as one of the best car museums in the country by MSNBC and Autoweek.
  • Kansas City Automotive Museum, Olathe, KS. 40 cars.
  • Kokomo Automotive Museum, Kokomo, IN. 100 cars plus memorabilia.
  • Lane Motor Museum, Nashville, Tennessee. 300 cars. Named as one of the best car museums in the country by MSNBC, Jalopnik, and Popular Mechanics.
  • National Automotive & Truck Museum, Auburn, IN. Adjacent to the better-known Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum.
  • National Corvette Museum, Bowling Green, Kentucky. 70 cars. Named as one of the best car museums in the country by MSNBC and Edmunds.
  • National Packard Museum, Warren, OH. 40 Packards.
  • Pioneer Village, Minden, NE 350 Cars Including the Oldest Buick in existence
  • Pontiac-Oakland Museum & Resource Center, Pontiac, IL. Cars and memorabilia.
  • R. E. Olds Transportation Museum, Lansing, MI. 60 REOs and Oldsmobiles.
  • Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed, Lincoln, NE. Gearhead Nirvana.
  • Stahls Automotive Foundation, Chesterfield, MI. 80 cars, mostly from the 1930s and 40s. Open Tuesdays.
  • Studebaker National Museum, South Bend, Indiana. Historic Studebakers, Packards and artifacts. Named one of the best car museums in the country by Edmunds and Popular Mechanics.
  • Tupelo Automobile Museum, Tupelo, Mississippi. 100 cars.
  • Vehicle Vault Auto Gallery, Parker, CO. 50 Cars. Family Owned Collection. Open to the public.
  • Volo Auto Museum, Volo, IL. 50 cars, eclectic collection. Named one of the most interesting car museums in the country by Popular Mechanics.Popular Mechanics.
  • Walter P. Chrysler Museum (Chrysler Group), Auburn Hills, Michigan. Not open to the public. Named one of the best car museums in the country by Autoweek.
  • Wheels O' Time Museum, Peoria, IL. Eclectic local historical displays.
  • Wills Sainte Claire Auto Museum, Marysville, MI. 10 Wills cars. Open 2nd Sundays only.
  • Wisconsin Automotive Museum, Hartford, WI. 105 cars.
  • Ypsilanti Auto Heritage Museum, Ypsilanti, MI. Features Hudson, Tucker, Kaiser-Frazer and Corvair.

Western United States

  • Academy of Art University Automobile Museum. Located in San Francisco, California on the campus of Academy of Art University with a Forbes estimated car value of $70 million.
  • Allen Unique Autos, Grand Junction, CO. Private collection of Tammy Allen. Closed and all cars sold at 2016 Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas.
  • America's Car Museum, Tacoma, Washington. 350 cars.
  • The Auto Collections, Las Vegas NV. Rotating collection of 300 cars.
  • Automobile Driving Museum, El Segundo, California. 130 cars.
  • Blackhawk Automotive Museum, Danville CA. 50 cars. Named one of America’s greatest car museums by Autoweek.
  • California Automobile Museum, Sacramento, California. 150 cars.
  • Cussler Museum, Arvada, CO. 100 cars, open in summer only.
  • Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, Fairbanks Alaska. 80 vehicles. Named as one of the 12 car museums worth a detour by MSNBC.
  • The Franklin Auto Museum, Tucson AZ. Collection of Franklin cars.
  • Gateway Auto Museum, Gateway, CO. 50 cars.
  • J.A. Cooley Museum, San Diego. 20 cars plus memorabilia.
  • LeMay Family Collection, Tacoma, WA. 500 cars plus other vehicles and automotive artifacts.
  • Marconi Automotive Museum, Tustin, CA. Private collection open to public that houses approximately 75 rare and exotic automobiles including Ferrari and Lamborghini.
  • Martin Auto Museum, Phoenix, AZ. Small private collection open to public.
  • Mullin Automotive Museum, Oxnard, California. Collection of art deco French cars. Open only 10 Saturdays a year, but also open on most Tuesdays and Thursdays for semi-private tours. Named as one of the best car museums in the country by MSNBC, Autoweek, and Jalopnik.
  • Murphy Auto Museum, Oxnard, CA. 60 cars plus model trains.
  • Museum of Automobiles, Morrilton, AR. 50 cars.
  • National Automobile Museum, Reno, Nevada. 200 cars. Named as one of the best car museums in the country by MSNBC, Autoweek, and Edmunds.
  • The Nethercutt Collection, Sylmar CA. 250 cars. Named one of America’s greatest car museums by Autoweek.
  • Nostalgia Street Rods, Goldstrom's Automobile Collection, Las Vegas, NV. 75+ cars plus memorabilia
  • Penske Racing Museum, Scottsdale, Arizona. Racing cars and artifacts.
  • Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, California. Large collection of cars, other vehicles and artifacts. Named as one of the best car museums in the country by MSNBC, Autoweek, and Edmunds.
  • San Diego Automotive Museum, San Diego, CA. Cars and motocycles.
  • Toyota USA Automobile Museum (Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.), Torrance, California. Not generally open to the public.
  • Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Hood River, Oregon. 130 cars plus large collection of antique planes.
  • Woodland Auto Display, Paso Robles, California. Focus is on motor sports.

Oceania

Australia

  • Ford Discovery Centre
  • Motor Museum of Western Australia
  • National Automobile Museum of Tasmania
  • National Motor Museum, Birdwood
  • National Military Vehicle Museum
  • National Road Transport Hall of Fame
  • The Australian Motorlife Museum
  • Gosford Classic Car Museum
  • Qld Motorsport Museum, Ipswich. "A diverse array of Road & Race - Cars & Bikes - includes a specific speedway section"

New Zealand

  • Museum of Transport and Technology
  • Southward Car Museum
  • Bill Richardson Transport World
  • World of Wearable Art

South America

Argentina

  • Museo Juan Manuel Fangio

Brazil

  • Museu do Automóvel do Ceará
  • Museu do Automóvel de Curitiba
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