cars & christmas | holiday celebration & food drive
more than 50 cars displayed from local collectors
Big American 8 CYL Power - October 5 - December 28
cars from the turn of the century to present day
H/O scale model railroad layout on display
H/O scale model railroad layout on display

Welcome to The Murphy Auto Museum

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. Enjoy watching passenger and freight trains as they wind their way through cities, towns and the countryside.

We are open on weekends and during the week, Wednesdays 6-10pm and Fridays, 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!

1964 Studebaker Avanti R2
trailer spotlightCar Spotlight

1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper 8 Series 2126 Limousine

This 1947 Packard Super Clipper 8 Series 2126 Limousine can easily haul 7 passengers in roomy comfort with its 148” wheelbase and powerful 8 cylinder engine. Packard was founded in 1899 by James and William Packard and George Weiss. The founder's motorized the horse carriage in 1900, a simple, single cylinder engine. The vehicle was a success and Packard was on their way to being an iconic American car brand.

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Big American 8 Cyl Power
Current Exhibit

Big American 8 Cylinder Power
October 5 - December 28, 2014

We’re celebrating Big American 8 Cylinder Power. Come view our exhibit featuring Packards, Lincolns, Chryslers and Cadillacs in GIANT proportions. We’ll give you the stats on length, weight and mpg’s which will make you feel a lot better about what you are driving, although not anywhere near as cool or fun.

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hoiday event
Holiday Event

Cars & Christmas Holiday Celebration & Food Drive

Sunday, December 14, 12-4pm

Join us for a Holiday celebration! Entry into the museum is only $5 this day when you bring at least two cans or boxed non-perishable food items. All the food will be donated to FOOD Share, Inc. 50/50 Raffle, Annual Membership raffle prizes, decorated cars and refreshments. This is a very worthy cause and we hope you are able to attend and support us and FOOD Share at this event.

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Upcoming Exhibit

Jeep-A Favorite of Liberators & Adventurers
January 18 - March 30, 2015

The Jeep design was so basic that even a child’s crayon picture of a car is more complicated than a Jeep. Maybe that’s why we love them. Our first quarter exhibit for 2015 will be honoring this great American invention. We will be displaying some wonderful examples; from the basic World War II and Korean War Jeeps to the more modern and luxurious Wagoneer and a few things in between.

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Modernism at the murphy
Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Docent, Ken Dively

Thank you to Ken, the subject of this edition of Volunteer Spotlight. All our volunteers bring their expert knowledge to enrich the museum experience for our visitors, we couldn't do it without them. In this Q&A Ken shares his passion for educating and inspiring our visitors. Next time you visit, please take the time to thank Ken and all our docents!

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Watch the Introduction to The Murphy Auto Museum Video

Holiday Hours:

Wednesday, November 26th-Closed | Wednesday, December 24th-Closed | Friday, December 26th-Closed

Hours & Suggested Donation

Year Round
Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm

April through December
Wednesday: 6:00pm-10:00pm
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. 

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2230 Statham Blvd. Oxnard, California 93033

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