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Holden museum to close its doors

THE National Holden Motor Museum will shut up shop in less than three months’ time, the venue has announced.

Owners Tony and Mark Galea revealed the facility, located on the Victoria/New South Wales border town of Echuca, had been offered for sale in vain.

“It’s with sadness and regret that we announce the impending closure of the National Holden Motor Museum on 14th April 2024,” read an announcement via social media.

“The Holden museum has been part of Echuca since 1993 and it has been the longest continuously running single-make museum in Australia since 1984.

“Being a tourist town and open every day has taken its toll on our personal lives, and wanting to keep the museum in Echuca we decided to offer it for sale.

“Unfortunately, no serious buyers came forward, so we will close on 14th April and auction the contents which belong to us on 18th May 2024.

“Most of the vehicles on display are loaned to us and will be leaving.”

Burns and Co have been appointed as the auctioneers.

“Thank you to all display vehicle owners, current and past, our loyal social media followers, local businesses, visitors, friends and families for supporting us over the years,” the statement continued.

“If you haven’t been to the museum before or lately, make sure to visit before we close.”

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