$5 suggested donation per person. Kids 12 and under are free.
For additional questions, please call 714.258.3001.
Museum Tour Hours
This is a self-guided tour ranging from 30 minutes to an hour and a half.
The museum is open for self-guided tours Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm, except on days when there is a private event.
We are not open to the public on weekends.
- Fri, Dec 14, Closed at 3pm
- Tue, Dec 18, Closed all day
- Mon, Dec 24, Closed through Tue, Dec 25
- Mon, Dec 31, Closed through Tue, Jan 1
- Thu, Jan 10, Closed at 2pm
- Fri, Jan 18, Closed at 1pm
- Thu, Jan 24, Closed at 12pm
- Fri, Jan 25, Closed at 3pm
Is the museum open weekends?
No as we often have private events on the weekends.
Why is the museum sometimes closed during the week?
We are a private event venue as well as a museum and sometimes those events are held during the week. We know this can be frustrating to our museum visitors, but as a non-profit raising funds for local at-risk children’s charities, these events help us to raise said funds.
Can we still do a quick walk around during a private event; we came from out of state?
Unfortunately, we cannot allow quick looks during a private event. We suggest that you contact the museum to verify we are open to the public on the date you would like to visit.
To see our closures due to private events please click the “View Calendar” link above.
Are the cars still owned by Mr. Marconi?
No, they now belong to Marconi Foundation for Kids. Mr. Marconi donated the entire car collection and building to form the Foundation. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3).
Is the museum kid-friendly?
We love having kids visit the museum! Please be aware that our exhibit is ‘Look, but please don’t touch.’
How long has the Marconi Automotive Museum been in existence?
Does Mr. Marconi make visits to the museum?
Yes! We never know when he may pop in.
Do all of the cars run?
Do any of the cars get driven around town?
A few, but most stay close to home and get driven in the museum’s parking lot.
What is the most valuable car in the collection?
The Ferrari FX
What business was Mr. Marconi in?
He was one of the world’s largest manufacturers of vitamins, supplements and weight loss products for many years.
Does the collection change/rotate?
Most of the cars are permanent residents of the collection. We do have a few that ‘visit’ the museum from private owners, which can change periodically.
Does the museum ever purchase cars to add to the collection?
Not usually. We have been very fortunate to have several cars donated by private owners.
Does the museum have any Lamborghinis or McLarens?
Often we do have a few of these cars, but they are privately owned and can be taken out of the museum at any time.
You advertise that the Museum holds events, what kinds of events happen at the Museum?
All types of events such as: Corporate Events/Meetings, High School Proms, Retirement Parties, School Fundraisers, Weddings/Receptions, Life Celebrations, Bar Mitzvahs and more!
What does it cost to have an event at the museum?
Every event held at the Marconi Automotive Museum is basically a custom event based on each client’s needs and desires. Our Event Coordinators work with each client to make their event special and unique.
What children’s charities does the Marconi Foundation for Kids support?
The Marconi Foundation for Kids supports many local charities, including: Olive Crest, Covenant House, Orange County Rescue Mission, Orangewood Foundation, Tustin Community Foundation, Caterina’s Club, Speech & Language Development Center, Children’s Hospital of Orange County and many others.
General Inquiry or Schedule A Tour
PLEASE SCHEDULE A TOUR IF GROUP IS LARGER THAN 10 PEOPLE