How about a day out at a museum? Total cost: FREE!
The Nethercutt Collection is definitely the lesser known of the two major automobile museums in the Los Angeles area; the other, of course, being the Peterson. However, this collection is well known for its antique and classic car collection (basically pre-WWII cars) and has a vast sample on display in two separate buildings.
Since the Nethercutt also serves as a automobile library, archive, and research center, they pride themselves in keeping everything in their collection in working order and in a drive-able condition.
Not a car fan? This museum also houses a collection of mechanical musical machines such as a Mightly Wurlizter organ, self-playing pianos, and orchestrions (orchestra in a box) among others. As with the cars, everything is kept in working order.
The collection is housed in two museum buildings. The main museum is open to the public and available for self-guided tours of the items on display in this part of the collection.
The second building houses the other half of the collection, and is only available to view by going on a 2-hour docent-led tour of this area. The docent will explain the history of the items in this part of the museum and may also play some of the musical machines housed here.
Advanced reservations are required to go on the docent-led tour and we have reserved a block of tickets on the 1:30 tour for this meetup event.
Both museum admission and the guided tour are FREE!
Here's the day's schedule:
- 12:00 noon - meet and explore the main museum collection.
- 1:15 - gather for the 1:30 docent led tour of the second building
- 1:30-3:30 - tour of the second museum building collection.
Feel free to arrive early if you want more time to explore the main museum building.
IMPORTANT-PLEASE READ: Due to limit space available for the docent-led tour, please only RSVP Yes if you intend to attend the event.
Later, if for some reason you find you are unable to attend the event, please update your RSVP status so those on the waitlist may join.