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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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All reviews wearable art on display car enthusiast amazing costumes something for everyone men and women works of art blown away couple of hours rainy day world class worth a visit entry fee great place to visit visiting nelson new zealand fashion
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our tour included vouchers to the museum, which is why we went. Expected to look around and leave, but we found it fascinating enough to stay several hours. The wearable art is stunning in its creativity and presentation. The automobile collection is extensive - don't...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank wego2places
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A good display of wearable arts & classic cars . Something for all the family to enjoy . Nice shop & cafe to enjoy too .

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank AndrewH4166
Reviewed 3 days ago

I found this by accident and was totally enthralled by it. Seems odd to have a costume show and car museum in the same place but greatly appeals to a wide audience. I recommend watching the video.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Kimberly W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The wearable art collection is both beautiful and in part completely bonkers! The amount of creativity and exhaustive work that's gone into the pieces is amazing. Plus, it's so well presented. Definitely wish I'd seen the annual show in Wellington. Great little car museum too,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ClanCat
Reviewed 6 days ago

This wonderful place was recommended to me by a fellow commuter on the Airport Flyer as I told her I was making my way to Nelson to meet up with my partner and his mum. All three of us went to WOW this morning and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ElleC1957
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely awesome staff yummy food and a great coffee loved the old cars and the wearable arts superb setup

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Meag1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW is wow! A great surprise for a rainy morning in Nelson. We were going to Abel Tasman but we couldn't get the ferry in the rain. This was recommended by Kathy at Harbourside Lodge. SO happy were went. The art and fashion were absolutely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank abbys008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to see the amazing, crazy creativity housed in a beautiful modern building along with a collection of classic cars. It's not about fashion but the use of materials to produce some extraordinary end results. Husband and I went along (he somewhat...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Blossomsmum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested in fashion or cars this place is for you. If you like both you are in for a treat. My wife and I visited on a grey afternoon in November and were pleased we did. The wearable fashion is like nothing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank StevieCCD
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Interesting collection of wearable art costumes from previous events. There were 'clothes' of all sorts of genre all made from disposable materials. The classic car part was also very good.

Date of experience: December 2017
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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.