Premier destination for transport related exhibitions that entertain and educate our members, visitors and community
The Gippsland Vehicle Collection provides Gippsland with an outstanding rotating display of interesting vehicles, cars, motorbikes, machinery, historic vehicles, carriages, trucks and auto memorabilia. The items on display reflect motoring and transport from horse drawn carriages up to modern racers and hot rods.
The motor museum in “The Maffra Shed” is located on the Sale Road in Maffra. The rail trail runs almost past our front door and we would love you to drop in for a break on your journey.
Our feature exhibits change every four months with each display having a different theme. This ensures a fresh and exciting display for new and returning visitors – We hold a special Display Day to launch each new display where everyone is invited to bring along their special vehicles to show in the Museum grounds.
The walls of the museum are lined with cabinets filled with interesting memorabilia whilst there are audio visual features such as a DVD showing the construction of “Wooden Wheels”
The Gippsland Vehicle Collection also houses an outstanding display of around 3,500 models which are housed in a specially built showroom. models – What makes this outstanding is that it is one man’s lifetime collection. This exhibition never ceases to amaze visitors as it includes a diverse range of models ranging from British Busses, Cranes, Fire engines, Racing Cars, Vintage Cars, Motorbikes and even a selection devoted to Elvis Presley
The open-trussed building of around 2200 Metres is, in itself, well worth a visit. Built in 1942 as a Vegetable dehydration plant it was originally used for the preparation of vegetables which were subsequently sent out to the troops during WW2.
BBQ’s and meeting areas are provided for the use of community groups and car-clubs visiting the museum as part of their weekend leisure events.