The Australian Motorlife Museum

With 4000 square metres of display space, and the second biggest museum of its kind in Australia, they have an assortment of veteran and vintage motor vehicles, motor bikes, petrol bowsers, bicycles, gramophones, radios, sewing machines, lawnmowers, weighing scales, badges, irons, tools, numerous signs, typewriters, telephones, extensive motoring library and the list goes on and on.

The diversity, endless and displays aim at providing a perspective view of not only historic motor vehicles but parallel technological development, particularly of the period c.1880 to 1950. Their oldest vehicle is an Australian Built 1904 Innes motorcar, which successfully completed Australia’s first Dunlop Reliability Trial, driven by the Arnott’s Brothers.

They have one of only two surviving examples of a range of 12 motorcycles manufactured by David Spencer in Torwood, Brisbane rare c.1906. The Australian Motorlife Museum has a great deal to interest everyone, young and old alike, with an insight into the history of motoring through its showcase of historic vehicles, memorabilia, parallel technology, events held throughout the year, annual EXPO, publications, and extensive motoring Library.

The museum also loaned many artefacts to the film crew for the Great Gatsby with Leo Decaprio filmed in Sydney during 2013.

Nearby events

  1. Art Classes with Violetta Strabic

    Thursday 21 February 2019 to Saturday 14 December 2019 , Wollongong

    Bring out your artistic flare by painting, drawing, and ceramics with Violetta Strabic. Situated in Wollongong, Violetta is passionate about bringing the world of day dreaming and beauty into everyday coastal life and loves illuminating…

    21 Feb - 14 Dec
  2. Summer Love

    Thursday 21 February 2019 to Sunday 03 March 2019 , Wollongong

    Bikinis, beaches, barbecues and all things sun drenched and hot, hot, hot! Works from the collection sizzle over the summer months in an exhibition which will leave you reaching for the nearest ice-cream! Gallery hours: 10am-5pm Tuesday…

    21 Feb - 03 Mar