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Classics Museum

11 Railside Place | Frankton, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-957 2230
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A visit to see times gone by

As adults we really enjoyed the visit to see the museum however Master 9 got quickly bored. I would... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Susan B
Regulary changing the cars on display

Well worth a visit, and they regularly change feature displays making it worth a revisit. Nice... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Greg B
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Something Classic for the Whole Family! A classic car museum with something to cater for every member of the family. Come and have a look at the cars of yesteryear which are sure to bring back memories. We have over 60 cars on display and an extensive collection of petrol memorabilia - signs, tins, petrol pumps, pedal cars and vintage pin ball machines. Plenty of free parking onsite. We have a 1950's diner in the building too! The Jukebox Diner, serving American classics, modern fare, child friendly options and of course great coffee!
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11 Railside Place | Frankton, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

As adults we really enjoyed the visit to see the museum however Master 9 got quickly bored. I would recommend that there be a search and find picture board developed to encourage children to look and find the pictures. Would cost nearly nothing to develop...More

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth a visit, and they regularly change feature displays making it worth a revisit. Nice cafe, so a good lunch and something to do on a wet day.

Thank Greg B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband was keen to see the cars but I was more captivated by the memorabilia from the classic era. The cars were beautifully presented and many of them are in running order. The cafe (open 7am - 3pm) has great coffee and a huge...More

Thank Jilliene
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with other members of Waikato Mustang Owners Car Club on a car club cruise. Love the retro decor with excellent food and service. The actual muduem is the added bonus

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drop in on a Saturday for a late Brekky and was pleasantly supprise. The place was buzzing and everyone was having fun kids in a corner playing with car and toys parents enjoying their coffee and brekky. Food was good and the serving was...More

Thank Dylan L
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

This was a gem. If you like cars at all and classic cars in particular, do not miss out on a wonderful experience. This museum was bigger than I had expected both in physical size and range of exhibits. Truly exceptional. The fact that you...More

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Not a car enthusiast but can appreciate beautiful and vintage things. Allow at least one hour, more if you’re into this kind of stuff. Loved the collection of motorcycles and side cars. This place looks well taken care of and cool retro cafe on site....More

Thank kinx81
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

It was a rainy day in Hamilton for four teenagers - what to do? Perfect thing was the Classics Museum - enjoyed by all

Thank Liketotravel30
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Although the cars in the museum were pretty cool, it was actually all of the other memorabilia that made this car museum stand out from others! The old petrol pumps, signage, badges, toy cars and other paraphernalia makes this place well worth the visit, even...More

Thank StaceyCheer
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

I don't even own a car, but I find them interesting and this museum was excellent. Well planned out - on two levels, very clean, with a lot of automobile history there. Well worth the entrance of $20 As an 'oldie', lots of exhibits brought...More

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