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World of WearableArt & Classic Car 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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1 Cadillac Way | Annesbrook, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-547 4573
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved both parts of this museum. Our girls (aged 10 and 7) loved to WOW. Such unique and thought provoking creations. They both spent the following hours sketching dress designs! We all loved seeing the old cars. The museum shop has high quality, tasteful items...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Every year, in September/October, there is a unique, creative, high energy two hour show held in Wellington. It is one of the best things New Zealand does. It has been running for over thirty years, and is an international celebration of human creativity. But if...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Its was amazing to see the wearable arts up close to see the details and construction of the garments. Great selection of cars. Surprised to recognize so many vintage & old cars.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 737chrisk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to WOW in Wellington several times, it was so good to go and see where and when it started all those years ago. The exhibition is very well presented along with the classic cars which adds to the nostalgia. Easy to get around...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank travlinOhope
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since I am into textile art, and my husband just sold a 1930 Dodge that he had had since high school, I figured this would make our day. And I was Right! The Wearable Art is not something you would wear, actually, unless you were...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lee L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent the afternoon in this museum. There is so much to see; the costumes part is super well presented, there is a lot of diversity and there is a lot of explanation from the artist vision. The cars expo is huge and when you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The combination of weird wearable fashion and classic cars works, because the exhibition is very well set up and the cars are beautifully maintained. Some of the cars needed more information about them but the fashion section was very well covered.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 475jamie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wearable art and cars together, who would have thought? Well they work. Amazing creations that need to be seen. Such craftsmanship. I am in awe. And the designers creativity. Then we moved onto the car collection. It is not a museum it is a private...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank angelar297
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was fairly close to our motel so we thought we would take a look. We are glad we did, It is one of the best museums of its type that we have visited. A combination of Wearable Arts all beutifully displayed and presented...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank fleetwoodmac1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My brother in law is a car nut with a personal collection of 48 cars! We took him along to the exhibition and he absolutely loved it. The rest of the party also enjoyed the outing. The cars are stunning and superbly restored. The wearable...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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October 15, 2018|
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Response from WOWCars | Property representative |
Thank you @nzkiwi148 Admission for Seniors is $18, $24 for Adults.
Sandra Z
August 8, 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.