Southward Car Museum
Southward Car Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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GCKJA
Nebraska621 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We came here specifically to see the Begg but it would be silly to say all of the other cars were a bonus. This museum is incredible! So may models I've never seen in person before.
The details provided for every single vehicle were so interesting.
The museum is well organized considering such an enromous inventory. The staff were so nice and we had so many ah! moments! I don't think I took enough photos. :)
Written 26 March 2024
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Navigator798215
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Wow! What a trip down memory lane looking at all the amazing cars. It’s fabulous seeing how far cars have developed in the last 120 years. The fact that you have examples of cars when only a 100 or less of each were made is incredible. Not only that, but there were so many to see as well as bicycles and other memorabilia. The information given with the exhibits was interesting without being overwhelming.
Written 12 December 2023
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Lenny H
Auckland, New Zealand773 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
What a find. Thoroughly enjoyed all the different cars on display, as well as other vehicles and car related paraphernalia. Do dress warm if it's cold outside, as inside is no warmer.
Written 22 August 2023
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TS
Wellington, New Zealand31 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Annual membership last year was $10 I believe. It has now jumped up to $45. When we asked why, we were told it’s due to the minimum wage increase. Umm, minimum wage didn’t go up 350%….
Written 10 May 2023
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Hi teabag_11, thank you very much for coming to visit the museum. However you do have some of your facts a bit backwards. Our annual passes have never been $10 for adults, they are though $10 for kids (5-15). Our adults annual passes are $45 currently and prior to that they were $40.
Written 20 June 2023
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Gwen008
Perth, Australia339 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We visited this museum on the way from Wellington to Whanganui. It's well signposted and we found it with no problems.
The lady at the entry was most pleasant and the museum is spotlessly clean. Its easy to move around and each exhibit is clearly explained .
Morning tea is available - basic but excellent.
Very large car park
Written 1 April 2023
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Hi Gwen008, thank you very much for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum.
Written 20 June 2023
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Ron J
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
My cell phone was overheating and the battery was going flat as I absorbed so many different cars. I am not a petrol head but these cars were so good to look at. Products of mans ability, ingenuity and design.
Written 5 March 2023
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Holly
Feilding, New Zealand6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
We stopped in to get something to eat and let the kids stretch their legs as we were travelling on a wet day… Cars good. Staff bad. Food.. prepacked plastic.
When I told the staff we wanted coffee in addition to museum tickets, it’s was like she was massively put out. Zero effort what so ever to be friendly. So disappointing. There was also very little in the way of food available, mostly prepackaged cookies, chips and junk food.
Written 24 January 2023
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Livettjr
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
An amazing collection of vintage and classic cars, plenty of info, a trip down memory lane…all was let down by staff who were obviously just waiting for closing time…every was closed down by 3.30, no coffee or tea.

Go for the cars… but go elsewhere if you want a snack or drink
Written 15 January 2023
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MurrayL
Christchurch, New Zealand96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
What an amazing collection of vehicles from throughout the past century and more! Quite a nostalgic trip for us as so many cars reflected the times of our childhood. Very well presented and loads of information about each exhibit.
What a pity the reception staff had been so off-hand. We were virtually ignored when we first arrived, and after we'd been there for nearly two hours were ready for a light lunch and the opportunity to rest our feet before spending more time with the exhibits. There were only two packets of sandwiches, about three muffins and not much else in the food cabinet. We were told, "We only receive a limited amount of food first thing, and once it's gone, it's gone!" No apology, and not a good attitude for a so-called leading tourist attraction. Report card: Could do better!
Written 23 November 2022
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Spinner69
Auckland, New Zealand62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
A first class venue from driving into the car park, the manicured grounds and the huge building housing the superb collection of vintage cars. It is easy to spend a lot of time admiring the fantastic collection of vehicles. Well worth the visit.
Written 28 March 2022
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