York Motor Museum

Petrol head pleasure at this motor palace

This Museum is a feast of everything vehicular, with over 70 cars and 15 motorbikes. There is a rotating display of vehicles and motor memorabilia over three main galleries. Don't forget to check out the ‘matchbox’ car display, next to the Peter Briggs Room. Touted as the oldest and most successful private motor museum in Australia, this place has it all for the car enthusiast. From the old and the bold ‘Elvis mobile’ Cadillac, to a 1958 Eldorado Biarritz convertible, to the small and unusual 1950 Messerschmitt car, where the roof is the door. There is even a rocket powered drag kart in the collection. If slow is more your style, the collection includes the first motorized vehicles such as an 1898 single-cylinder, powered tricycle and an 1898 Benz, Western Australia's oldest car on loan from the Western Australian Museum. Opened in 1979, the Museum was a labour of love for Peter Briggs and James Harwood. In 2017, Peter sold the museum to the not-for-profit Avon Valley Motor Museum Association, to be owned and operated as a community venture. Approximately 50% of the items in the collection are on loan from The Peter Briggs Family Collection.


116 Avon Terrace
York WA 6302

Opening Hours

Mon to Sun 9am - 4pm. Admission fees apply.

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