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Classics Museum

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Address: 11 Railside Place | Frankton, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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+64 7-957 2230
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Something Classic for the Whole Family!

A classic car museum with something...

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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Wow must see for car enthusiasts

Great array of beautiful cars presented beautifully. Cafe is scrumptious! Quirky rock roll Elvis themed.

Reviewed 3 days ago
JASMIN C
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Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great array of beautiful cars presented beautifully. Cafe is scrumptious! Quirky rock roll Elvis themed.

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Thank JASMIN C
Hamilton, New Zealand
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a pleasant surprise this car museum is. A fantastic range of very collectable and rare vehicles and memorablia. A good cafe for a bite to eat too. I will be going back, that's for sure.

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Thank brucedelaney59
Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really great range of cars and some serious petrol memorabilia. Cafe is cool as well and does old school retro diner meals - shakes, burgers fries etc. if you are into old cars it is well worth a visit - even some old bikes as well.

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Thank Paul290
Hastings, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing collection of cars and memoribilia. Owner greets you at the door. Very well presented and worth a visit. $20 entry a bit high though. Maybe $15 better.

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Thank lyndyloo15
Toni H, Manager at Classics Museum, responded to this review

thanks we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We decide to check a classic car museum with 50`s style diner attached. It is located in an easy to find location on the edge of town with lots of free parking. Interesting they have 50-60 cars and lots of auto memorabilia, some of which appears to be quite rare. The vehicles are well displayed with many having detailed information... More 

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Thank Kenneth H
Deloraine, Australia
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This place is fantastic if your a car enthusiast, so many beautiful cars and some incredible memorabilia!

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Thank HLE-94
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

The Classics Museum is a wonderful addition to the list of places that I will strongly advise visitors and residents alike to go and see. There is lots to see and many trips down memory lane to be had. There is an excellent Café too which has friendly helpful staff.

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Thank Peter L
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Hamilton itself is dire, but out on the freeway its worth a stop at the car museum. Funky 1950's café with great food. Inside the museum many mainly (not totally) 1950's cars in immaculate condition. Short of Invercargill possibly best car museum in NZ.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Have been going to go for a long time . Finally went and enjoyed the variety of cars and other auto memorabilia some from my era. Cafe looks great and was very busy

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Thank Kevin L
Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The standard of the food and drinks was very high. The cars were in very good condition and displayed well, as were all the other exhibits. Old petrol bowsers, hubcaps and even a caravan

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Thank barrygilling

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