Celebrating the Automobile

Welcome to The Murphy Auto Museum

The Murphy Auto Museum is now open for business, Saturdays & Sundays 10am-4pm. Last admission is 3pm. Join our email list for dates for our upcoming events and shows.


The Murphy Auto Museum was founded in 2000 by retired Ventura, CA neurosurgeon, Dr. Daniel Murphy. Originally the Museum was a place to house his large Packard collection. Soon, others inquired about keeping their cars with his and the Museum was born. In 2005, it was moved to Statham Blvd. in Oxnard.

In 2014, the museum’s ownership and administration was transferred to Ventura County business owner and car enthusiast, David Neel. His love of automobiles and his commitment to the Museum’s mission statement will ensure its existence into perpetuity.

In 2019, the Museum moved to a new location at 1930 Eastman Ave. Oxnard, CA.

The cars rotate on a continuous basis, keeping the collection fresh and interesting.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Murphy Auto Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the history and heritage of the American automobile. We celebrate the automobile and educate the general public, students and enthusiasts regarding the role of the automobile in the Tri-County area.

Street Address: 1930 Eastman Ave.
Oxnard, California 93030

Phone: (805) 487-4333

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Mailing Address: PO Box 7243, Oxnard, California 93031

About our Docents & Volunteers

Watch the video of our Docent, Ken Dively.

A heart-felt thank you to Ken Dively, and all our Docents. All our volunteers are the gas and oil that keeps the museum running. From their expert knowledge about the collections to enriching the museum experience, we couldn't do it without them. Of course we consider anyone who helps spread the word about The Murphy Auto Museum to be part of the family too!

Do you love cars? Please Volunteer!

The Murphy Auto Museum offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for our volunteers. This is the place to share your love of cars and history of the automobile with people from all over the world! Join a fun team—as a non-profit we rely on our great volunteers like you! Call (805) 487-4333 or submit your information and we will get back to you.

Our Board of Directors

David Neel – Executive Director
Dana Newquist – Director and Vice Chair
Jim Polk – Secretary
Jim Crook – Treasurer
Fireball Tim Lawrence - Director
Mark Stehrenberger – Director
Daniel Vehse – Director

Learn more about our board of directors.


Year Round
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Adults: $10 | Children 12 yrs & under: FREE
Active Military with ID or in uniform: FREE
Annual Membership: $40

Open by appointment during the week for group tours.  More »

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Street Address: 1930 Eastman Avenue, Oxnard, California 93030

Mailing Address: PO Box 7243, Oxnard, California 93031

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