GILBERT’S MOTOR MUSEUM

ALL ROADS LEAD TO STRATHALBYN

MUSEUM IS OPEN WED – SUN
10AM – 4PM

ENTRY IS $8.
UNDER 16, ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT IS FREE.
ENTRY IS $6 FOR GROUPS OF 20 OR MORE. (PRE-PAID)

You’ll love the Gilbert’s Motor Museum. Think motoring history, motorcycles, vintage classic, muscle cars and more, on show for all to see and enjoy in our beautiful town of Strathalbyn, S.A

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Home of the Glen Dix Collection

Share our passion. Come and discover our fabulous collection of vintage, veteran, classic and muscle cars, motorcycles, memorabilia and much more. Enjoy time in the unique Glen Dix library.

Glen Dix

DONATIONS

South Australian Vintage Speedcar Association made a $250 donation, which was marvellous. The Museum was also given a $3,000 grant from the Alexandrina Council Community Grants Fund.

SPONSORS

The museum could not have happened, without support from volunteers who have given freely of their time, and our growing number of partners and sponsors.

Along with the Gilbert Family, AMPM was the first Corporate sponsor to come on board with a 5 year commitment. Collectable Classics has also been there from Day 1!

Many more sponsors have come onboard – the full list is here.

EXHIBIT YOUR VEHICLE

If you would like to display your vehicle please e-mail details, including photos to admin@strathalbynmotormuseum.com.au, or use the contact form on this website.

ALL ROADS LEAD TO STRATHALBYN

The Museum was created by the Strathalbyn Tourism Association, with the assistance of volunteers from the community and sponsors.

In 2018, the Gilbert family announced that it would be closing its business in High Street after 117 years of motoring activity.

The site and its history made it difficult to modernise for other businesses, but the Strathalbyn Tourism Association recognised its potential as a Motor Museum site.

The Gilberts supported the idea and made the space available. In August 2019, the front show room was opened – in conjunction with the Strathalbyn Antiques  Fair, to promote the venue and that we needed, cars, money and volunteers, not necessarily in that order.

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MAKING IT HAPPEN

Strathalbyn and South Australia has a huge motoring history.

At the Museum we want to ensure that the cars and items on display have a story that brings them to life!

Come and see the 1928 Buick, that sits on the same spot it occupied before being sold from new – and it’s only done 17,000 miles! 

Other vehicles are more”usual”, but bring back memories for many people. 

​We hope our constantly changing exhibitions will touch everybody.

LOVE EVERYTHING AUTOMOTIVE

Motoring history, veteran, vintage and classic cars, motorcycles and motor sports vehicles are on show in beautiful Strathalbyn.

The museum is an initiative of the Strathalbyn Tourism Association, a non-profit, volunteer group who are dedicated to promoting tourism in the area through events and sponsorship of local community groups.

The museum is located in the historic building owned and used by the Gilbert family since the early 1900’s up to the business closure in December 2018.

During this time Gilbert’s manufactured Treblig bicycles and motorcycles, sold home appliances, motor vehicles including Buick and Holden, and farm machinery. They also had vehicle repair and bodywork facilities.

Vehicles on display include those sold new from the premises, veteran, vintage, classic and motor sports vehicles.

Of particular interest will be the display of racing vehicles from Rowley Park Speedway, kindly organised by the Veteran Speedcar Club.