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Address: 168 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
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+64 3-218 2059
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This is E. Hayes ans sons Hardware store also known as Hammer Hardware. It...

This is E. Hayes ans sons Hardware store also known as Hammer Hardware. It is where the famous Indian motorbike is kept. The display of old bikes and things from the past is well and truly worth seeing. The movie " The Fastest Indian" starred Anthony Hopkins.

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Brilliant hardware shop/museum!!

Amazing shop with free museum. Clean and well laid out and the staff were very friendly. So much machinery, motorbikes and engines throughout the shop.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Timaru, New Zealand
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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing shop with free museum. Clean and well laid out and the staff were very friendly. So much machinery, motorbikes and engines throughout the shop.

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Diamond Creek, AU
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great collection including the worlds fastest Indian, of bikes and old machinery, with a few quirky surprises. Great set up with the collection among working hardware store, even had the movie playing.

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Thank Kathy J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see. Located in a working hardware, where you a welcome to visit FOR FREE. I was very surprised. Not only can you see the worlds fastest Indian Motorcycle made famous by the movie of the same name but also there are many other interesting bikes and vehicles. They are very kind to offer this to the public. It'll... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a brilliant concept to combine your exhibits amongst your stock and convert the chore of shopping into an enjoyable experience. We visited the collection as my partner wanted to see the Bert Munro display, and was thrilled to see the actual bike ridden by Bert in his amazing record-breaking Bonneville ride. Well done to all concerned - a must... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I recommend this place to anyone who would love to see the Indian and all its finery, and information about Burt Munro

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I wanted to see Burt Munro's record breaking motorcycle and the Hayes museum... I wasn't disappointed and my overnight detour to Invercargill was well worth the effort.

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Thank Roger B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

E Hayes and Sons is one of the "must Visit" attractions in Invercargill, and not only to view Burt Munro's famous Indian motorcycle. there is a worthy collection of vintage and classic motorcycles and cars, but also everything any decent hardware and homeware shop could ever offer. Friendly and knowledgeable staff complete the experience.

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Taranaki
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Where in the world can you admire classic motorcycles on display and buy a piece of hardware in the same place.

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Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Drove 2½ hours from Queensland to see E. Hayes and Sons Hardware store in Invercargill and met the owner. This is a very unique hardware store that is packed full of vintage and high powered motorcycles and cars. It is also the home to the World’s Fastest Indian” motorcycle that Burt Munro set the land speed record. Bought the 2017... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing hardware shop, where you get excellent advice and are able to find most anything you require for the job in hand. The icing on the cake is the 'Worlds Fastest Indian's attraction. Iconic NZ / Southland kiwi inginuity. Great display show casing a good kiwi bloke and his dream.

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