About The Murphy Auto Museum


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 into its present 30,000 square foot facility location 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.

The Murphy Auto Museum has over 90 cars on display. 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.

2230 Statham Blvd.
Oxnard, California 93033

Phone: (805) 487-4333

For General information

Marketing and web design inquiries
Email: Christie@murphyautomuseum.org

Car Club inquiries and to plan a car show at The Murphy
Email: Steven@murphyautomuseum.org

Public outreach inquiries
Email: Diana@murphyautomuseum.org

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.

Hours & Suggested Donation

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

April through December
Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Adults: $9 | 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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2230 Statham Blvd. Oxnard, California 93033

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