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“'Stunning exhibits'” 5 of 5 stars
Review of World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum

World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum
Cadillac Way Off Quarantine Rd, Nelson 7040, New Zealand
+64 3-547 4573
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Nelson
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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)
Bay of Islands New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“'Stunning exhibits'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Not much more to say that has not been written all ready, being a 'petrol head' made this visit a must and is the finest display of interesting cars I have personally seen for a very long time, excellently presented with lots of period memorabilia to accompany each vehicle and was a joy to view.

Visited January 2013
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Roseville, CA
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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Something you will never see anywhere else:) awesome display of imagination and fashion. Well worth the detour

Visited December 2012
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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“FANTASTIC - A MUST”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Great, would recommend to watch the video before you see the costumes, even my husband said it was good! WOW! a first for anything girly! We have seen the collection in Dunedin but enjoyed this display more. We would highly recommend, even if your not that into fashion, there are some wonderful designers with the most interesting or weird minds....... The cars collection is an added bonus and something to interest the gentlemen.....

Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Don't Miss It!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

This is a must see museum and will appeal to all ages and both sexes. Allow at least 90 minutes. It is not well signposted from the main roads in Nelson but is out near the airport off Quarantine Road. I cannot imagine why the city does not advertise this gem better on signposts. It is air conditioned so lovely to retreat to on a hot day and there was a sizeable car park. Take time to watch the videos in the cinema room.

Visited January 2013
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“Definitely a "must-see" in Nelson”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This attraction appeals to both males & females. Easy to find (near the airport). WOW costumes were very well presented, especially the "fashion parade". The classic cars were excellent too - it is worthwhile paying the extra $8 to go through to the 2nd storage building, as there are some great vehicles there too.

Visited December 2012
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