Newport Car Museum | About the Museum
A 114,000 sq ft building with over 50+ fine & vintage cars on display at all times in Portsmouth, RI minutes away from downtown Newport.
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We share historical context and details around the design, designer and acquisition. Our goal is to have this collection resonate on an emotional and intellectual level by inspiring enthusiasm while increasing knowledge.


We are immersive and interactive. We integrate technology to elevate the experience of discovery that touches multiple senses and gets you feeling deeply connected to the cars, their designers and their capabilities.


We bring people together to share in our passion, enthusiasm and excitement for cars. Infectious energy is palpable among the exhibits and it ignites a new or existing passion for cars in people, making them feel welcome into the “car community”.

The Newport Car Museum Experience

The private collection of some 50 automobiles at the Newport Car Museum focuses on six decades of modern industrial automotive design and celebrates cars as works of art. From the 1950s to the present, separate exhibits of Ford/Shelby Cars, Corvettes, World Cars, Fin Cars and Chrysler Mopars have been carefully curated to appeal to men as well as women and to all generations, from grandparents to parents to children.

They reflect a time when artists who likely would have been the great sculptors in the Renaissance Age became stylists, designers and industrial engineers for the Big Three American auto manufacturers and leading European companies such as Jaguar, Porsche, Mercedes Benz and BMW, perhaps enjoying more creative freedom than will ever be experienced by their counterparts today.

There is something educational and inspirational to be gained by all who immerse themselves in the wonder, history, design and beauty of these vehicles as well as the eclectic Mid-Century furnishings that echo the personality of these eras and further enhance the modern design experience at the Newport Car Museum.