Welcome to The Murphy Auto Museum
We are closed Wednesdays for maintenance.
The Murphy Auto Museum, located in Oxnard, California, is a collection of over 90 beautiful vintage automobiles and Americana housed inside a 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 Saturdays and Sundays, January through March, from 10am-4pm and Fridays 10am-4pm April through December, 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!
Memorial Car Rally Honoring George Barris
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Join us to remember the talent, the family man and our friend, George Barris, at the 2nd Annual George Barris Memorial Rally that will take its participants on a beautiful drive through Ventura County’s backcountry. Each car will have a driver and a navigator, a rally map and a poker card will be given at each checkpoint. Lunch will be served at a stopping point along the rally route, and the rally participants will end their day at a festive after rally party at the Murphy Auto Museum. Fun prizes for the best poker hands. The rally is open to the first 50 cars. Once registered, you will receive a detailed itinerary on the day’s events.
George Barris was an American designer and builder of many famous Hollywood custom cars, most notably the Munster Koach and 1966 Batmobile. Learn about the amazing life and career of George Barris here.
- Download and print the George Barris Memorial Car Rally registration form here
- Or contribute to the rally using PayPal below (make sure to note your name and “George Barris Car Rally” in the comment section.)
- Download and print the brochure here.
Thank you for your continuing love for George and your support of the MAM.
Hille Manufacturing produced the Ranger pop up trailer in Anaheim, California from 1954 to 1956 and is considered the first modern pop up camping trailer. The company stopped production, most likely because of the trailers high price (a Ranger camper cost $1,500 new, about $13,000 today!)
This is rare trailer and only a dozen of these trailers are known to exist.Trailer Spotlight »
"Let's Go Camping" Vintage Trailer Exhibit
Exhibit runs: June 24-September 17, 2017
Cool vintage trailers, campers and teardrops on display. Plus, these trailers are all decorated with period correct old-school camping memorabilia to boot.
Weekend Event & Exhibit
George Barris 1966 Batmobile & Munster Koach
Special Event One Day OnlySaturday, September 16, 2017 | 10am-12noon
Mark your calendars for very special Fan & Family Day at the Murphy on Saturday, Sept 16! Bring the kids in their favorite superhero costume for a photo with these iconic cars. This special exhibition is only for a limited time! Don't miss it! Kids 12 yrs. and younger are FREE.
- Oxnard PD DRAGG car is on display for this weekend ONLY too.
- We are hosting Cars & Coffee 8am to 10am Sunday Sept. 17th. Drive your classic over view the Barris exhibit & DRAGG car.
Ongoing ExhibitAndy Granatelli- 'Mister 500'
The Andy Granatelli, aka, 'Mister 500′ was a major figure in automobile racing events. This exhibit, donated by his family, has many personal objects, trophies, personal photos, racing posters and never before seen STP clothing and memorabilia on display.
Current Exhibit »
Exhibit runs: October 8-December 30, 2017
Special Event One Day OnlySaturday , November 4, 2017 | 10am-2pm
Henry Ford's Model A revolutionized the car industry and shaped the future of American society. We will have the museum packed vintage Fords for this exhibit.