BATHURST’S National Motor Racing Museum has confirmed it will re-open its doors to the public on Wednesday October 20.

The popular Mount Panorama attraction has been closed due to COVID restrictions in New South Wales since mid-August.

Housing a range of amazing cars, motorcycles and memorabilia, Museum staff have been able to use the time allowed by the closure to rotate some of the exhibits.

The Museum, located on the outside of Murrays Corner, will be open to the public for the six-day Repco Bathurst 1000 event – opening times and specific details to be confirmed closer to the event.

Museum Coordinator Brad Owen says the re-opening date has long been awaited by staff, the Bathurst Regional Council and motorsport fans across the region.

“The National Motor Racing Museum is a place that is usually very busy with plenty of people coming and going, particularly in October when the Bathurst 1000 is normally held, so for it to be closed for two months has been a very strange feeling,” he says.

“We’re thrilled to confirm our re-opening date of October 20 and look forward to welcoming visitors again.

“The six-day Repco Bathurst 1000 in early December is also exciting and is the perfect way to welcome back even more visitors to the Museum and the Mountain.”

All visitors to the Museum and other Council buildings will need to be fully vaccinated, unless they have a valid exemption.

The National Motor Racing Museum is the presenting partner of V8 Sleuth’s brand-new book documenting the history of every Perkins Engineering-built race car.

Limited to just 2500 copies, copies of the book will be available from the National Motor Racing Museum at Mount Panorama.

Follow the Museum’s Facebook page here for further information, opening times etc.

With over 20 years in the Australian motorsport industry, Noonan is the head of V8 Sleuth. He’s held a range of roles including working in television with Seven and Ten, print media and public relations. With a specialty in Australian motorsport history, he’s known around racing paddocks as ’the Sleuth’ and started his motorsport media career in 1997.