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World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum

Cadillac Way Off Quarantine Rd, Nelson 7040, New Zealand
+64 3-547 4573
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The World of WearableArt and Classic Cars Museum is an iconic Nelson visitor attraction that celebrates two passions united by design. Amazing Wearable works of Art from the annual WOW Awards Show are displayed alongside one of Australasia's biggest private collections of rare, Classic Cars. The Museum also includes a Cafe renowned for it's tasty, healthy treats, a Retail Store full of NZ art and jewelry designs, and the ever-changing Reflections Art Gallery. Open every day 10am - 5pm (except Christmas Day)
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  • Average4%
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Cadillac Way Off Quarantine Rd, Nelson 7040, New Zealand
+64 3-547 4573
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Reviewed yesterday

definitely fun and interesting but 28 NZD/adult too expensive for a family of 8 people. The caffee area is nice too and the toilets make you smile. Great for teens.

Thank mhhrocourt
Reviewed 1 week ago

The choice of food is great... it may take a while to decidethough, while the museum is well worth looking at

Thank Campbelltons
Reviewed 1 week ago

A strange concept but an interesting visit with some clever ideas. But clothes made of strange items not really my thing.

Thank A and M J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is incredible! Some of the displays transport you into a fairytale. The lighting, set up and music is perfect. If you like art you will surely appreciate it.

Thank Chelsea J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for a quick visit. The displays are amazing, but I thought the entry fee was a little high. Even my husband enjoyed the wearable art, which surprised me. We both enjoyed the cars and there was much debate on which car we would...More

Thank SueSteveYoung
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took 2 5 yr old boys with 3 adults to museum. They were terrified of the black mannequins showcasing the wearable arts. They were even scared of the strange music playing. You need to be a car enthusiast to really appreciate the cars. We were...More

Thank hinukoa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and coffee were great but the friendliness of the staff left lots to be desired. There was not a smile at the ordering stage or at the delivery of the coffee. Very unwelcoming.

Thank 690Sylvia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An unusual mixture but it worked. The current wearable bras were bizarre and impractical but the rest of the wearable art was amazing and the film was interesting. The collection of cars was fantastic , although it would have been good to have had a...More

Thank Simon W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been before but of course it changes every year so there is always some thing new to see. The cars we great and we all had fun imagining driving some of the wacky ones.

Thank Diane G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My second visit and I will return again. This visit displayed the best of the 2016 Wearable Arts costumes. Such incredibly amazing creations from around the world. Magnificent to view these masterpieces up close. One day I will visit the show!!! I highly recommend a...More

Thank Alisonxxx
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