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The Australian Motorlife Museum

With 4000 sq. m of display space and the second biggest museum of its kind in Australia, we have an assortment of historic motor vehicles, motor bikes, petrol pumps, bicycles, gramophones, radios, sewing machines, lawnmowers, weighing scales, badges, irons, tools, numerous signs, typewriters, telephones, extensive reference library and the list goes on and on.

Displays aim at providing a perspective view of not only motor vehicles but parallel technological development, particularly of the period c.1880 to 1950. Our oldest vehicle is an Australian built 1904 Innes motorcar. We have one of only two surviving examples of a range of motorcycles manufactured by Australian David Spencer 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 and memorabilia.

The museum is willing to accept donations of vehicles or other memorabilia of the time which will be displayed and cared for accordingly.

Exhibits on display are rotated and on occasion removed or replaced.

Hours: Open Tuesday to Sunday inclusive, 9.30am to 4.30pm. Any other times or groups by appointment.

Contact Details

Location: Integral Energy Recreation Park, 94 Darkes Road, Kembla Grange NSW 2526
Phone: 02 4261 4100


The Australian Motorlife Museum is dedicated to providing visitors with an insight into the history of motoring through its showcase of historic vehicles and memorabilia. Displays include gramophones, very early typewriters, signs, and much more.

The Australian Motorlife Museum has a unique position in the tourism arena and has a national reputation within the heritage motoring community. The current collection comprises thousands of antique items and continues to grow at an astonishing rate.

The museum is now the home of the Paul Butler Collection which includes about 16 motor vehicles prior to 1930 and many items of memorabilia all of which will be put on exhibition progressively, as they are restored.

Location Map & Directions

The Official Site of Tourism Shellharbour


Address: Cnr of Addison & Wentworth Sts  Shellharbour Village NSW 2529

Postal Address:  PO Box 105 Shellharbour City Centre NSW 2529

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Ph:  1300 65 6169   or  + 61 2 4221 6169

Fax:  +61 2 4221 6077

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