National Motor Museum, Adelaide

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Shannon Street, Birdwood, SA 5234 +61-(0)8-8568-4000

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    Rock and Roll at its best!

    by adelaidean Updated Mar 29, 2007

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    Once a year Birdwood Motor Museum hosts the Rock and Roll Rendevous.
    Its the best day out for all ages..Dancing, old cars, music, food...you can even buy some real 50s clothing...down to the bobby socks..
    Take your picnic lunch and enjoy a very full on day!

    Related to:
    • Music
    • Festivals
    • Family Travel

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    National Motor Museum

    by a5floor Written Oct 28, 2006

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    At the National Motor Museum you will find cars and motorcycles of Australia starting from the early 1800s. It is facinating to see all thes old vehicles. Some are owned by the Museum, but there are also cars and motorcycles which are donated by private people for a period of time. The Museum chances the vehicles from time to time.

    You will find here:
    a service station from 1928 (it served from 1928 until 1976 the Adelaide public from the corner of Anzac Highway and South Road)
    crash dummies (Motor Accident Commission's display)
    driving down the decades (how cars and motorcycles changed in 100 years)
    drum gallery (discover the latest of changing exhibitions)
    mac safe driving simulator (see whether you can navigate your way safely along a city street)
    sidney crawford gallery (you can see large, commercial vehicles)
    made in SA (this exhibition shows the importance of South Australian motor vehicle manufacturing)
    risky business cafe (test your family's road skills in the Motor Accident Commission's interactive disply)
    the ramp (it is filled with nostalgic examples of compact cars)
    graeber bus display (listen to the experiences of passengers during World War Two as they take the bus from Lobethal to Adelaide)
    the 1950s (join the Drive-In experience about the stories of the 1950s)
    the first crossing of the continent (the 1908 Talbot was the first vehicle to cross Australia from Adelaide to Darwin)
    motorcycle pavilion (from workhorse to lifestyle accessory, motorcycles have moulded Australia)
    the 1920s garage
    the FJ Cafe

    Faxnumber +61-(0)8-8568-5195
    Email motor@history.sa.gov.au
    Open 10am-5pm everyday
    Admission $9 adult, $7 conc, $4 children (children under 5 free), $24 family (2 adults, up to 6 children), $3.50 per student for school groups.

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    • Theme Park Trips
    • Road Trip

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