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World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum

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Address: Cadillac Way Off Quarantine Rd, Nelson 7040, New Zealand
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The World of WearableArt and Classic Cars Museum is an iconic Nelson...

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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Great show.

Stopped on the way to the hotel and enjoyed the huge collection of cars whilst my wife enjoy the unusual wearable fashions.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped on the way to the hotel and enjoyed the huge collection of cars whilst my wife enjoy the unusual wearable fashions.

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Sproughton, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very interesting combination cars & art which works well. Some beautiful cars & lots of amazing art on show. Would recommend.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a good stop. Pretty interesting to see the costumes up close. Only took an hour & was easy to find. The cars great also

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Thank susanmaxwell66
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mum and I had a great tour through the WOW museum whilst dad went to the classic cars. Very well laid out and easy to maneuver through. Easily done in an hour but good photo opportunities

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Thank NicoleAtkinson2015
Fernie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing museum!! The displays are incredible and it is well worth your time to watch the short film that hi-lights all the winners. The first room of cars was great but we skipped the second due to sensory overload.

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Thank Christine F
Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow - we found this soooo interesting. The bloke spent ages in the car section, the wife spent ages in the wearable art section (although we did both together initiatlly). Both sections are interesting. We would go again.

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Thank Janni_NZAuckland
New Smyrna beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is full of delights and well worth a visit. The handmade outfits are made out of all materials imaginable and can be beautiful, funny, surprising, amazing etc. There is also an outstanding collection of old cars.

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Thank barbara w
Havelock North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I expected the exhibits to be behind glass but you were able to walk among them, and there was a very good video presentation. The display of classic cars was extensive. I saw models that my father used to drive during and after the war. All were bright and shiny and polished. Very well done!

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Thank TykeHBNewZealand
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The amazing collection of wearable art combined with the videos of the annual competition is truly an other worldly experience. The quality of the artwork and the imagination of the artists is something I have not experienced anywhere else.

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The World of Wearable Art Museum has outfits from the last few years of this annual contest, with pieces from around the world. It is absolutely stunning in its imagination and technical skill. Interesting to see how pieces from different countries are influenced by their national history and culture. I went especially to see this, now well known museum of... More 

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