National Motor Racing Museum Bathurst
Where are we going today?
If you LOVE cars, and love engines, then you will want to head to the very exciting National Motor Racing Museum in Bathurst - because it's ALL about that great sport that thrills both the drivers and the spectators!
The National Motor Racing Museum is not only where kids can learn all about the history of racing through great memorabilia, but they can get face to face with actual cars and bikes! In fact, the museum has over 50 cars and over 60 bikes on display. Pretty impressive!
The museum celebrates the people and their achievements within Australian Motor Sports, as well as celebrates the history of this great sport. Located near the iconic Mount Panorama, the focus on the displays is both Mount Panorama and the Bathurst 1000, but they also look at the spectrum of Australian Motor Racing in general.
Kids can learn all about the history of the speedway, open wheelers, Rallying, solar racing, drag racing, and of course those sports cars used.
If you have kids who love engines, love cars, and love racing, there is a good chance they will LOVE this museum!
You never know, they might be inspired to get behind the wheel and become a champion racing driver themselves!
And with Mount Panorama just around the corner, it's all things racing at the National Motor Racing Museum - so kids, get those engines ready!
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 5 years
When can we go?
9am - 4:30pm daily
Closed Christmas Day and some public hoildays
They love having group visitors! There is coach parking, and they have educational experiences for high school and primary school kids.
They have coffee and tea machines, as well as light snacks available .
They have gas BBQs and picnic tables so you can bring your own lunch to enjoy!.
Any Top Tips?
They have a children's playground where kids can spend part of the day!.
Need a little extra help?
There are disables toilets available .
Can I get one of those?
There of course is a Museum Shop where you can pick up some great merchandise, gifts and souvenirs all about racing!.
Cameras are very much allowed to bring them along and snap away!.
What people are saying?
by Matt Jacomos
Somewhat disappointing as there were no Ford GTs apart from an XR. You would think the XW and XY would be represented at Australia's premier museum of motor racing. One GTR XU1 and one Sierra Cosworth turbo on display. NO NISSAN SKYLINE GTR !?!?! The museum is interesting, but far from representative of the location and it's history. If it was not for Wayne Gardner's NSR500 from 1988, I would have rated this museum as one star.
by Kap Gun
Must place to visit for Motorsport enthusiast. Well maintained large collection of cars and motorcycle exhibits. Absolutely wonderful.
by Luke Meers
Great museum with heaps of cars and bikes and great historical information. Great value for money and a well stocked gift shop.
by John Round
The ultimate destination for a petrol head from Aotearoa on a mystery road trip! Loved the historic photos from the earliest days of the circuit.
by Anthony Hopton
Great place to enjoy the history and excitement of all things land engine based