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British Car Museum

63 East Road, Te Awanga, New Zealand
027 231 3916
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Ranked #5 of 8 attractions in Te Awanga
Type: Specialty Museums
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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Grumpy man at the door, old dusty cars crowded and piled on top of each other in a dark, damp hangar. Unless you're a fanatical enthusiast of old cars or in a seriously advanced nostalgic mood, don't bother.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Incredible collection of 400 British cars, of all models and types, set in a huge garage. Loved the vintage car-horn doorbell you ring to be let in. There is lots of other old stuff to admire too, mostly transport-related, but also some vintage pianos and even church organs.

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Perth, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Excellent collection of British cars, some rare gems. Well worth a visit brought my fiance back to his youth.

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Dannevirke, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

What an amazing place, cars, cars, and cars, This man loves his cars!! Just awesome, even if you are not in to cars that much! Very glad we stopped for a look. Lots of other things to look at to, tools, model cars, old stuff!!

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Napier, New Zealand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Huge number of British cars on show. If like me you grew up in the 1960s, ths will trigger a flood of memories.

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Gravesend
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The museum, obviously a labour of love, comprises an enormous collection of vehicles and some other memorabilia. I think it's a must for anyone who is interested in cars, and for those who aren't it's either an enjoyable lesson in modern history or a pleasant nostalgia trip.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
43 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

My goodness, this is a real Aladdin's cave of old British cars. Ian, the owner/manager, is a very friendly chap and opened up just for the two of us to visit. We were absolutely gobsmacked by the number and variety of cars packed, many double-decked, into these large barns - everything from an army of Morris Minors, to more Austin... More

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Hastings, New Zealand
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I've visited several times over the years, mainly because there's always something new to see. Ignore the poor old Series 3 Jag rusting away out the front, and enter a series of large sheds crammed full of automotive history, including a large number of rare vehicles. A great Dad and Son outing too!

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Large range of vehicles and associated goods. Owner friendly and knows his stuff.

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Gold Beach, Oregon
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

WOW! This place is amazing. The museum is a large warehouse off-the-beaten track, containining several hundred restored (or in the process) antique cars. If you are an a car buff you MUST take the drive out here. Plan to spend a couple of hours in this amazing place. Caution: if you take children keep plan to them in hand at... More

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