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World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum

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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...more
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Cadillac Way Off Quarantine Rd, Nelson 7040, New Zealand
+64 3-547 4573
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The world of wearable art displays are so interesting and the classic cars are worth a visit. Allow at least 2 hours to view.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank morgresearch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit. The entrance fee was reasonable. The WOW Art was a great exhibition the cars were well presented it is well worth a visit any time you are in Nelson.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 123Graham123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the old cars and the commentary about the Honda cars being built in Nelson. The girls liked the clothing side not my cup of tea but each to there own. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gazza138
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a couple of hours here. Loved the car collection. Wearable Art great too - not really my thing, but my girls loved seeing it up close (they'd been to the live show in Wellington).

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AllGoodnz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing to see such outfits so close up. It was a bonus to see the large car collection there as well. Everything beautifully displayed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First, a wild collection of outrageous clothes of every conceivable colour, material and form — the weirder the better. Then, strangely, under the same roof, a huge assembly of shining cars, from ancient to modern. Depending on your tastes, this either makes your day, or...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank trekdog
Reviewed 1 week ago

This must be such a bonus to the Nelson township.A combination of frocks and classic cars is enough to make any punter salivate at the thought of visiting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hbgser
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an afternoon to spare waiting for a flight for a friend back to Auckland so dropped in for a coffee (the cafe is a favourite of mine for a quiet coffee). We decided to tour the museum and were pleasantly surprised - the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank RiCheeseman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed wandering around looking at the wearable arts - it was interesting to see what can be created from different materials. Also great to see many of the older cars on display.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kej5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting this museum - garments were beautifully displayed and there was an awesome gift shop with pieces by local designers. I only wish there had been something about the history of WOW and it’s link to Nelson. Relatively pricey.

Date of experience: December 2018
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16 October 2018|
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Response from WOWCars | Property representative |
Thank you @nzkiwi148 Admission for Seniors is $18, $24 for Adults.
Sandra Z
9 August 2017|
Response from annabelbliss102 |
It's $24 for an adult but if you buy your ticket at the i-site before you go, it's $22.