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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“wearable art” (396 reviews)
“on display” (98 reviews)
“car section” (28 reviews)
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Cadillac Way Off Quarantine Rd, Nelson 7040, New Zealand
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"wearable art"
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"on display"
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"car section"
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"car display"
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"amazing costumes"
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"car enthusiast"
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"men and women"
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"works of art"
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"something for everyone"
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"mind blowing"
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"blown away"
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"petrol head"
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"couple of hours"
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"rainy day"
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"world class"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The clothes are amazing and stunningly presented.The classic vehicles are well documented, maintained and illuminated. The exhibition sets a benchmark for a collection of some of the less often seen but interesting cars and bikes from round the world.

Thank Tinworm
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I went to this museum. It only took about and hour or so for us to check it out. I will admit I was a little disappointed in the wearable art. I found the tv with the live shows more interesting. The...More

Thank Kim W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a fun museum! The Wearable Art pieces are just incredible and the Classic Car collection is very interesting too. I just wish the fashion collection would come to the UK. The coffee shop is very good too.

Thank padan2015
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited during our trip to Nelson and we were not disappointed. Some fantastic things on display that gets your mind spinning. Reasonably priced with good access

Thank Grifficx
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were very impressed with the costumes and display. Fantastic selection of classic cars to look at. Well worth the entry fee of $24.00! Highly recommended.

Thank Kiwi1658
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The person who came up with this idea was a genius. Cars for the guys and dresses for the gals in the same place. Win win everyone happy. Even a cafe if you need a break. Cars...There are 100s of them all in pristine condition...More

Thank Paul_n_Cris
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having neither a great interest in motor cars nor fashion; I was sceptical as to whether I would be wasting a morning of my holiday. It was certainly not the case. I found my self intrigued with both exhibitions and spent far more time inside...More

Thank a19street
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited during the bad weather hit in February and it was great. She was interested in the fashion which I have to admit was fascinating and the classic cars interested me. A strange juxtaposition but it works

1  Thank Nigel C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an hour to kill en-route to the airport at Nelson, and what better way than to experience some of the amazing creations by talented designers ! Fascinating, colourful, and way over-the-top, but nonetheless very interesting... In addition, and maybe to suit the more...More

Thank Foxy-Froggy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was great to see the latest costumes up close. The Wow shows are great but you don’t get to see the detail and craftsmanship unless you visit this museum.

Thank MrMrsField
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Sandra Z
9 August 2017|
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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.
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