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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%
  • Poor1%
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Cadillac Way Off Quarantine Rd, Nelson 7040, New Zealand
+64 3-547 4573
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely awesome display of wearable art straight from the 2016 show. Great video of the show highlights to show the costumes moving about. DO NOT MISS this opportunity

Thank FamilyChisholm
Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely blown away!!! The creativity and execution on the outfits is absolutely mesmerising! The classic cars part of the museum is pretty cool too, and this is coming from someone who is not a car enthusiast at all

Thank LSCrocker
Reviewed 6 days ago

There is something here for all the family. If your interest is arts, fashion, cars, social history, coffee! You will find something of interest. The WOW items are well displayed and very interesting. Not to be missed you will want to take a trip and...More

Thank Ngaizone
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was highly recommended by our waiter in a nearby restaurant/hotel, and we were glad we took his advice. I am not a fashionista by any measure (I'm an engineer), but these award-winning outfits are a blast. They even outshown a great collection of...More

Thank JRandom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The wearable art collection and short film was excellent. The classic cars really great. Something for everyone.

Thank Bez490
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent collection. Having seen the show a number of times in Wellington, including the 2017 only a week or two before this visit to the museum, it is fascinating to get so close to the pieces and see all the detail. Good cafe and gallery...More

Thank D2432ODlisat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped to have lunch in the Cafe and take a look at the spectacular WOW garments. The presentation and display is world class. It really is WOW.

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend this exhibition. I personally have never seen anything quite like it. Amazing art. The classic car exhibition is well worth a look too. Takes one right back to the earliest models. Very interesting.

Thank Ann R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a top destination. They change the displays every six months (or something). It's a wonderful experience to see what people can think up. The café was excellent too.

Thank Hawean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place for wives, husband's and kids,,cars, dresses awesome stuff for everyone wheel chair friendly

Thank WilsonFamilyNz
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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.