Come and see & experience the constantly changing displays. Reminisce with friends…..Learn about our motoring history, and the history of cars from all over the world.

Charlies Arthurs Seat Auto Museum on the Mornington Peninsula is a great “to do” activity whilst visiting the Melbourne region.

A car museum housing a unique collection of over 80 motor vehicles, memorabilia, model cars & automobile paraphernalia from eras spanning over years- this display will captivate the minds of both the young and young at heart for many hours.

Located 1.5 kilometres from the summit of Arthurs Seat on the Mornington Peninsula, the car museum is only 1 hours’ drive from Melbourne.

A range of souvenirs model cars and other motoring items can be bought. Tea and coffee, soft drinks and ice creams are available for purchase.

About Us

Charlie Schwerkolt opened his museum in 1988 with a handful of cars and signs and since then has expanded and added numerous exhibits. The collection is not only rare, but very diverse, interesting and exciting. It is continually changing and growing.

Having started his career as a bottle merchant & scrap metal dealer with his father in Prahran, Charlie then turned to forklift hire as his main business. When his son took over the business reins – Charlie needed a project.

The museum began.

This is a unique collection of over 80 motor vehicles. There are also motorcycles, petrol bowsers, thousands of model cars and memorabilia spanning over 100 years.

Many unusual vehicles are on display including a 1954 Hudson Super Wasp, 1950 MG Y, Studebaker Avanti, V8 Supercars, whilst also being home to a great collection of microcars such as the Goggomobil, BMW Isetta, Messerchmit and Reliant Robins.

15-20 Motorcycles and scooters form part of the collection.

A number of model planes and ships which are all hand built by local resident Alex Hose feature. These are made from recycled goods, mainly aluminium drink cans. They are very impressive- with the largest being 4 metres in length.

Ladies’ will enjoy the small household section which displays antiquities such as sewing machines, cooking utensils, cameras and radios.

Car Clubs are most welcome and we can arrange group bookings. Just give us a call to let us know when you plan to visit.

At the front of the museum there is a grassed area which with a playground which is ideal for picnics. Groups are welcome to use the barbeque facilities. Bus parking is onsite and handicapped facilities are available.

Charlie’s at Arthurs Seat café is now open!

Light meals and drinks are available.

the Cafe

Open Sundays from 11am!

Our café serves coffee and drinks alongside pies, sandwiches (fresh and toasted) and burgers. Plus a delicious range of desserts, biscuits and snacks to savour! Come and enjoy a meal in a retro-inspired diner themed environment, in keeping with the rest of the museum.

Group bookings are essential, and can be organised outside regular Sunday opening by arrangement. Contact us to arrange your next club meeting or special occasion in Charlie’s Café!

Call: 0419 887 801

Email: charlie@charliesautomuseum.com.au

Opening Hours:
10.30am to 4.30pm daily.

Melways ref: 171 F3

  • Prices:
  • Adults $15
  • Concession $12
  • Children $8
  • Family $40

Group bookings by arrangement. *Bus Parking & Handicapped facilities.

The Collection

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