Museum hours: Closed For Renovations




Collections & Archives

The Petersen Automotive Museum collects a wide variety of motorized vehicles in addition to complementary objects such as parts, accessories, tools, published materials, photographs, fine art, petroliana, toys, shop equipment, and other artifacts.  Everything accepted into our permanent collection supports our mission to explore and present the history of the automobile and its impact on American life and culture using Los Angeles as the prime example.


We offer varied, interdisciplinary educational programs that integrate the study of history, art, culture, science, and technology for people of all ages and interests.