Car & Automotive Museums in California

The map below shows just the Car & Automotive Museums in California we have in our directory at the moment.

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California Car & Automotive museums in alphabetical order

  • Academy of Art University Automobile Museum (Road), San Francisco

    A glimpse into the history of the Art and Design of automobiles.

  • Automobile Driving Museum (Road), El Segundo

    The Automobile Driving Museum’s mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit and ride in historic vehicles. 130+ Vintage, Antique and Muscle Autos.

  • Blackhawk Museums (Road), Danville

    The Automotive Gallery has almost 50 historically significant vehicles with some really rare ones.

  • California Automobile Museum (Road), Sacramento

    A large museum with Cars and Motorcycles. Usually on display: 1900 Locomobile Steam, Ford: 1904 C Runabout and Model B Touring, 1906 Model K Touring; 1909 CarterCar

  • California Route 66 Museum (Road), Victorville

    California Route 66 Museum is about the U.S. Highway 66. It shows the cultural influences since 1926; and impacting effects is had on architecture, arts, and commerce.

  • Chico Air Museum (Air), Chico

    Aviation History!

  • Deer Park Winery & Auto Museum (Road), Escondido

    Supposed to be the largest collection in the world of Convertible cars! Amphicar, Benz, Crofton, Crosley, Franklin, Messerschmitt, Muntz, and more.

  • J. A. Cooley Museum (Road), San Diego

    If you like 1950’s vehicles, this is the place!

  • Lyon Air Museum (Road, Air), Santa Ana

    Lyon Air Museum has authentic aircraft, rare vehicles and related memorabilia, with emphasis on the defining event of the 20th century – World War II.

  • Malamut Auto Museums Foundation (Road), Thousand Oaks

    The Mike Malamut Museum is a private auto collection and is not open to the public. Visits can be arranged for car clubs, charity events, or by appointment.

  • Marconi Automotive Museum (Road), Tustin

    The museum was founded by Dick Marconi and opened to the public in 1994. About 80 cars and motorcycles.

  • Maritime Museum of San Diego (Maritime),

    The museum has one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships, including the world’s oldest active ship Star of India.

  • Motte Historical Museum (Road), Menifee

    We can’t find any information about ticket prices. Some of the cars and bikes on display: 1910 Ford T Speedster 1910 Harley Davidson Board Track Racer 1924 Model T School Bus 1926 Chevrolet Touring Car 1928 Packard 443 1931 Cadillac 1935 Auburn Boat Ta…

  • Mullin Automotive Museum (Road), Oxnard

    Amazing museum with mostly vintage cars. Open only on scheduled Saturdays.

  • Murphy Auto Museum (Road), Oxnard

    Murphy Auto Museum has over 90 beautiful vintage automobiles on display. Cars rotate on a continuous basis, keeping the collection fresh and interesting.

  • NHRA Motorsports Museum (Road), Pomona

    NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) Motorsports Museum, Hot Rods and Dragsters.

  • Petersen Automotive Museum (Road), Los Angeles

    This amazingly looking museum was named US museum of the year in 2016.

  • San Diego Automotive Museum (Road), San Diego

    Car museum in San Diego with a collection of cars and motorcycles that highlight automotive culture throughout history.

  • San Diego Electric Railway Association (SDERA) (Rail), National City

    They are dedicated to the preservation of the history of the San Diego Electric Railway, primary streetcar system operating late 1800s to 1949.

  • The Nethercutt Museum (Road, Rail), Sylmar

    They show more than 250 of the world’s greatest cars. Pebble Beach winners. Gobron-Brille, Pope-Hartford, Knox, Hispano-Suiza.

  • Toyota USA Automobile Museum (Road), Torrance

    Toyota’s U.S. history spans more than 55 years. These vintage vehicles trace Toyota’s history, an unknown company in 1957, to one of today’s leading automakers.

  • Western Museum of Flight (Air), Torrance

    One of the most interesting planes they have is the YF-23A “Black Widow II” PAV-2.

California Car & Automotive museums ordered by City