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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 works of wearable art from the annual WOW Awards Show are displayed alongside one of Australasia's largest private collections of rare, classic cars. The Museum also includes a Cafe renowned for its tasty healthy treats, a retail store full of NZ art and jewellery designs. Open every day 10am - 5pm (except Christmas Day).
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Cadillac Way Off Quarantine Rd, Nelson 7040, New Zealand
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"wearable art"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What inventive costumes. There was a huge range of different pieces, some using recycled items or fabrics not necessarily used in clothing. It was like walking into an alien world. There were bigs screen showing the performance that gave you another perspective - on display...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went during the week when it was fairly quiet. The exhibition changes annually featuring the most up to date exhibits. There is a cafe on site.

Thank Rose M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not just for the ladies. The outfits on display were very cleverly manufactured, in a variety of materials and you could see the amount of work and imagination that had gone in to the inceptions. The Classic cars bought back a lot of memories of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our WOW visit, the dresses/costumes/art were great but the display of cars is fantastic. Beautifully restored, very well displayed. Loved it.

Thank David R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For my wife, the wearable art, for me the classic cars. Both of us left feeling that we had got the best out of the visit! Well worth going.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is just great. I am not really in to fashion but that doesn,t matter. The clothing creations are mind boggeling. Just fantastic. The car display is also very well done for such a small town. Dont go there for the food though. Very...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

really unique exhibition filled with awesome cars and whacky outfits. i do think the entry is a little pricey

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was awesome. $48 family entry. The venue is deceptive on entry you think it will be tiny but once you walk around the corner into the gallery it was incredibly large with so much on show. It makes you want to attend the...More

Thank Gemma R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must to see. Each year the outfits from the prelvious years Wearable Arts Competition of clothes made out of everyday plastics, metal, rubber and crafts made up into an outfit for a model to wear. They all have a meaning to them...More

Thank Linde W
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

The World of Wearable Art & Classic Car Museum offers something for just about everyone - young or old, male or female - the incredible wearable art on display (with new items added each year) is a definite 'go-to' place for anyone visiting Nelson. As...More

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Sandra Z
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It's $24 for an adult but if you buy your ticket at the i-site before you go, it's $22.
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