Welcome to The Murphy Auto Museum
The Murphy Auto Museum, located in Oxnard, California, is a collection of over 45 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.
During your visit, explore the Attaboy Vintage store, a unique and fun collection of vintage memorabilia and vintage chic. We are open on weekends and during the week by appointment and 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!
1963 Studebaker Avanti R2
With it's fiberglass body and futuristic grille-less nose, the Avanti (Italian for “forward”) epitomizes American automotive enthusiasm. It's rumored the coke bottle body styling was inspired by the four man design team's interest in the bikini-clad girls seen at nearby Palm Springs resorts. Peer inside to view Andy Granatelii's signature on the glovebox. Andy helped race the Avanti early on in order to get much needed publicity for Studebaker.Car Spotlight »
Modernism at the Murphy July 5 - September 28
The spirit of Modernism means a culture of experimentation with new materials leading to innovations in form and function for transportation, architecture and design. We’ll have historically significant cars from this mid century era as well as contemporary furniture on display. Two beautifully restored Studebaker Avanti's are on exhibit, plus exquisite Lincoln’s from the late 1950s, a Holiday House mobile mansion, the holy grail of contemporary design.
Come celebrate Modernism at The Murphy Auto Museum.
Friday Night Cruise-In
July 25 & August 29
Cruise into the Murphy in your classic car or hot rod on Friday nights for a casual get together in our parking lot to kick tires with local car enthusiasts. Get in free from 5-7pm and check out the cars inside and our exhibits too! We will try to have a least one food
Movies at the Murphy
Friday, July 25- 8pm-10pm
Food Trucks start at 5pm
Grab your family, grab your girl, jump in your classic ride if you got one and cruise on down and catch Movie Night at the Murphy in our outdoor courtyard, just remember to bring your own chair and blankets. See all our cars and vintage trailers inside the museum and the massive train display. Something for everyone! Donation is $10.00 for adults; kids 12 and under get in free. We open Fridays at 10am. So come early for the cars, stay for the movie! Movie night walk-ins are okey-dokey but we would appreciate a RSVP.