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Gippsland Vehicle Collection

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Address: 1a Sale Rd, Maffra, Victoria 3860, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 5147 3223
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A very good place to learn history of cars. I went there with my 9 year old boy. Who really loves to go back again.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
Duminda B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

A very good place to learn history of cars. I went there with my 9 year old boy. Who really loves to go back again.

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Thank Duminda B
peterq2, Front Office Manager at Gippsland Vehicle Collection, responded to this review

Hi Duminda B. Thanks for your visit to the Gippsland Vehicle Collection in Maffra. We are very pleased that you and your boy enjoyed the visit, and particularly that you were interested in learning the history of cars. Even more so when we are closing our major vehicle manufacturing factories. Only 10 years ago we would have been crying at... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This fundraiser event is held annually at the Gippsland Vehicle Collection and triples the number of cars to view. The theme is topless cars (convertibles) and cars came in from as far afield as Tasmania. A great day out.

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peterq2, Front Office Manager at Gippsland Vehicle Collection, responded to this review

Thanks Andy_James142 . So glad you enjoyed your day out at the Gippsland Vehicle Collection in Maffra. The display on the lawns made the trip out in the potential rain well worthwhile. We were delighted with the number of display vehicles we got on the day. Some car-nuts won't bring their cars out in the rain - others are tougher... More 

Coongulla
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The display of vehicles is impressive and changes quarterly, it's a bit like walking into a movie set however everything is genuine! The layout makes for an involved experience, it's unlike most other museums, I love the involvement of the community, and there is a rock and roll band that have formed within the members called the rusty rockers, they... More 

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peterq2, Front Office Manager at Gippsland Vehicle Collection, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review Trevor. We are so pleased you enjoyed our Motor Museum. All our volunteers work long and hard to ensure your experience within our museum is a most satisfying one. We find generally that is so. The GVC Rusty Rockers were formed when we featured a 1960's vehicle display in 2013 and we continue to enjoy... More 

Korumburra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Great display for the motor enthusiast and the Wife, with a bit of everything to look at, I loved looking at the cars and motorbikes, the information sheets with them were in A4 size, just enough info, about the display and time period theme, even has a retro work shop display, plenty of memorabilia around, also history of the fascinating... More 

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peterq2, Front Office Manager at Gippsland Vehicle Collection, responded to this review

Thanks for your review robcross. We are really glad you enjoyed your time with us. Our current theme is "Never Been Kissed" Vehicles - un-restored masterpieces. This theme gave us an opportunity to display vehicles in fairly original condition, if nothing else highlighting how well the vehicles have lasted over the years. The scary part is that these vehicles we... More 

McCrae, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

For any person or family visiting the Sale or Maffra area you must make a visit to the Gippsland Vehicle Collection "The Maffra Shed" an enjoyable tour of a excellent exhibition,

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peterq2, Front Office Manager at Gippsland Vehicle Collection, responded to this review

Thanks for your review grandprincess. Really glad you enjoyed your visit to our Motor Museum in Maffra. We are a volunteer run, community museum and as such we enjoy great community support. We have now been open for 12 years and have attracted around many enthusiastic members. Our exhibition is changed every four months - currently "Never Been Kissed" vehicles... More 

Paynesville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on this motor museum and was pleasantly surprised. Great to see so many collectors of some great vehicles. Great for the vehicle enthusiast!

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peterq2, Guest Relations Manager at Gippsland Vehicle Collection, responded to this review

Thanks for your stumble. We appreciate your time in advising us of your joy. The museum has been open now for nearly 12 years and we have a terrific display formulae in changing our vehicles every 4 months. That gives you a chance to come by again and see a new theme in our museum. Our next display is Never... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

What a delight to visit such an ecclectic display of motoring through the decades. Spent a leisurely arvo exploring this well maintained collection, its a credit to the volunteers.

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peterq2, Guest Relations Manager at Gippsland Vehicle Collection, responded to this review

On behalf on our many volunteers, thank you Roslyn for your stroll down memory lane. Some of our volunteers are almost as eclectic as our vehicles. It's certainly very easy to while away an afternoon - because the place is just full of memories. Very glad you enjoyed, and thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. Cheers, More 

Sale, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Very easy to spend few hours remembering the old days and seeing how far we have progressed. The displays are well presented and something for everyone. Staff friendly and knowledgeable.

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peterq2, Front Office Manager at Gippsland Vehicle Collection, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Footmaggie. Yes we have a great relaxing-paced museum. And yes it is as much about memories as it is about vehicle technical details. We leave you to fill in the memories part of it, and we do provide some tech-spec's and vehicle history where possible. It adds to our enjoyment as well as yours. We also... More 

Lakes Entrance
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Even if you are not a car buff this museum is well worth a visit. It is housed in a historic building and the displays are extensive providing the visitor with a great ambience, it is not just about cars but adds something of the times when they were in regular use. Grounds have free and clean BBQs that visitors... More 

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peterq2, Front Office Manager at Gippsland Vehicle Collection, responded to this review

Thanks for your response JJ689. Yes, we have a wonderful volunteer/community run Motor Museum in Maffra and we are thankful for your review. Since you last visited we have had a change of display, going from Japanese Vehicles to Farming vehicles. We change our display every 4 months. After Farming Vehicles currently on display, our next display is "Never Been... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Although not a car enthusiast by a long shot, it was great to reminisce over all these old cars and bikes. Great value for the entrance price!

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peterq2, Front Office Manager at Gippsland Vehicle Collection, responded to this review

Thanks Joybelle for your review. We find that a lot of our visitors enjoy the memories of their parents/relatives various vehicles over the years. So glad you enjoyed your reminiscences. Much thanks, More 

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