|Address:||15151 Bledsoe St, Sylmar, CA 91342, USA|
|Working:||Closed 9AM–4:30PM 9AM–4:30PM 9AM–4:30PM 9AM–4:30PM 9AM–4:30PM Closed|
An amazing museum that specializes in antique luxury vehicles from the turn of the century. I highly recommend doing the guided tour of the Nethercutts private collection across the street. Its only done on Thursdays-Saturdays twice a day by reservation on first come first serve basis. Take full advantage of looking at the collection in the first 15 minutes of the tour because you will not come back (I assume it gives time for late comers to make it before the rest of the tour starts, some people got irritated that there wasnt enough time to view everything and we werent allowed back). Great for the wives because there are doll collections, musical instruments, furniture, etc. The curator was a great tour guide and I was glad to see/hear the third largest organ in the world with all the silent movie sound effects. Great collections of things you probably wouldnt get to see. After that guided tour is done, you could catch the quick 15 minute tour of the steam engine train and private car in the back of the museum across the street, then finish up looking at the rest of the museum at your own pace. We were glad to come back the next day for the guided tour of the nethercutts private collection, a real privilege. The best part is that it is all free! Probably LAs best kept secret.
Who would of thought the rarest, most expensive car in the world is sitting in a nondescript building in Sylmar. Even more amazing, you can walk up to it and look inside. No ropes preventing you from enjoying this collection of fully restored and operational pre-1940s automobiles. Also housing an amazing collection of musical boxes, Mechanical orchestras and the 3rd largest Wurlitzer Pipe organ in the world. Again all fully operational. The museum curator was our guide along with 2 docents. The wealth of knowledge they shared was wonderful. It was unfortunate that 2 people did not understand the concept of look but please dont touch. Make reservations in advance for the tour. Its the only way to see the 4 story collection.
Great place to see vintage cars. Too bad Laurie ruins it. She has lost her passion, if she ever had any, and hates her job. She makes what could be a great experience and ruins it. Everybody else there is polite and nice, Lauries attitude really takes away what would be a fun two hours. I think she has OCD, that could be her problem. She makes up silly rules and tells people where to stand for no reason. The OCD would explain it. Also the true reason to show you cars for free is not to be altruistic at all, they just want people to be envious of their collection. What they need is people to look at them so they can feel rich. Just shut all that out and go see the cars. At least most of the employees are all nice.
Roy Rogers Oldenkamp
The Nethercutt Museum is a real treasure hidden away in the foothills of Sylmar. A collection of unparalleled vintage cars and a pristine robber baron railroad car are complimented by a steampunk dream collection of contraptions from a massive pipe organ to animatronic music boxes large as a gypsy wagon. Loads of Lalique, fancy hood mascots and other treasures fill rooms dripping with a wonderment of nostalgia. This collection is by reservation only, and dont forget the annual holiday organ recitals. Why, Im going to one in an hour!
I was just there in early July 2015. It is absolutely amazing collection of unusual models of antique cars as well as furniture and music boxes and early talking machines. The cars are maintained to be in running condition as well as pristine appearance. It is a definite must see for any antique car affectionado. Take the guided tour it is well worth the time and you cant beat the price. The atmosphere of the museum and the collection is astounding.
A Private User
Recently visited this great museum while on a quick visit to California. GREAT PLACE. I am a car guy and got goose bumps when looking at some of the cars. Do not miss the guided tour of the 4 story building across the street from the main museum building. Fantastic. Not only cars but "Orchestriums" giant music boxes that make every musical sound. A must see for anyone even remotely interested in cars and other "functional art".
I mean to tell you, this is one of the best Museums you will find anyware. Nethercutts building was finished in 1971, I believe, after the earthquake, and I was working at ITT Gilfillan, just across the street, on Bledsoe St. In Sylmar, California, and our build- was invited to be in the first tour of the Museum, and it was just FAN- TASTIC, one of the best, like I said above, number 1 in my book!!!
Know about this years go and friend Byron Matson did the tours. Was just told yesterday the collection was sold over a year ago. Trying to find out if the whole facility is gone. Tragic historic, tourist loss but family maybe got tired of it, lost interest and got several hundred million. Did not see any update in both their web site or media story so for now, a mystery.
You have a Picture of the New Petersen Museum on this post ! Skip was the Curator. Herd he had a stroke. Not sure if he is coming back. I think his Niece took over. Not very friendly I hear. Most Clark Gables cars are gone . And most Big V12&V16 cars are gone too. They are planning on doing cars from 50 s to 80 s . Have a show every Sat. Bringing in the Youth . More $
A lot of history for one day at one place! It was really interesting what people used to do long time ago. Driving back home with a nowadays car was such a strange feeling after this wonderful museum! The people who are working there are very friendly, organized, Ive learned a lot, especially from Robert Thank you! Thank you so much! Best regards!
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I love classic cars and this is an amazing collection of cars, I have been to this museum many times. They have many one of a kind cars. There are also things on display, a train and music making devises some from 150 years ago. I will be back. If you like cars you must come here. The Nethercutt is fantastic.
Beautiful cars and exquisite musical instruments. For Saturday tours, make reservations about 1 week in advance through the website. Children under 10 are not allowed on the tour, but there seemed to be some on our tour. The tour is about 2 hours and everything is free!
What an eclectic showcase of cars, musical instruments and other collectibles, including a furnished private railroad car. So much to see and experience. Kyle is a passionate tour guide and hearing the music gives me goose pumps. Spectacular and price is right.
It was very good, however, the result depends on whether you made a reservation, which is free. If you make a reservation, you can see much variety of collection. It, though, was good to see collection of classic cars and train if you failed to make a reservation.
I love ALL the classic cars! This museum is free, and they offer TIMED free tours of the private collection across the street, so make sure to check their schedule and be there on time!!! They also have a train in the back that was used by one of the family.