One of the best things about living in a beautiful city such as Los Angeles is that there is always something to do. The Nethercutt Museum, situated in Sylmar, is among those amazing treasures. It was established in 1971 by Jack Nethercutt and has expanded rapidly ever since, now incorporating 2 large buildings. The museum is one of the world’s best destinations to glimpse over 130 of the finest antique, vintage and classic autos. The guided tour through the museum is fascinating as the guides joyfully explain the history of the museum.
Inside the Museum
Inside the museum there are many examples of automotive history that visitors will marvel at. This is sure to be the favorite spot for any automobile enthusiast. The museum exhibits most of the greatest automobiles ever manufactured, representing 4 distinct eras: vintage, antique, classic as well as post-war. As a non-profit learning institution and resource for car enthusiasts, scholars, historians, and students, this museum also houses Nethercutt Automotive Research Library and Archives. It is recognized as one of the world’s top automotive research centers.
Complementing The Nethercutt Museum is a separate facility known as the Nethercutt Collection. The collection houses a huge range of automobiles dating from the early 1900’s to the late 1940’s. Other interesting collectibles include coins, dolls, music boxes, crystal figurines and more. Music enthusiasts will also enjoy a collection of pianos, nickelodeons and phonographs. There are other items outside of The Nethercutt Museum including a 1912 Pullman Private Car as well as a 1937 Canadian Pacific Royal Hudson Locomotive.
The founder of The Nethercutt Museum died in 2004 at the age of 91. Fortunately, the museum is in loving hands and is open for the visitors to enjoy free of cost. So, if you are in Los Angeles, be sure to get check out this great museum.