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World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum

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Address: Cadillac Way Off Quarantine Rd, Nelson 7040, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-547 4573
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The World of WearableArt and Classic Cars Museum is an iconic Nelson...

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)

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Outstanding frocks, superb car display

Terrific collection of winning and impressive attire from past WOW events. Displayed in spacious setting, well light. Cars, a tremendous collection in two buildings, superbly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Terrific collection of winning and impressive attire from past WOW events. Displayed in spacious setting, well light. Cars, a tremendous collection in two buildings, superbly presented.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our group was two couples and we joked how the women might prefer the fashion and the fellas the cars but in fact we all enjoyed both parts equally. The clothing was beautiful and imaginative and the cars took us all on a trip down memory lane. Very enjoyable!!

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been looking forward to visiting this museum for a number of years now and am so so pleased I have done so this weekend. Stunning .... make sure you go and see the audiovisual presentation it is big screen and is running through last years WOW show (2015) I just loved it. Then as you walk through the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I wasn't really sure what to expect, since I didn't know about the WOW shows in Wellington, but I loved the museum! The WOW costumes are just amazing and the video made me want to go and see the show in the future. Also the car collection is pretty cool. I only wished there were more WOW costumes, they are... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The WOW has something for most people with the combination of wearable art and heritage cars. The cafe has good food as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've never been that amazed in a museum. That NZD 24 entrance fee was definitely worth it. The wearable art costumes were A-MA-ZING!!! Well done to those talented artists who made all these jaw dropping designs. And I love vintage cars and they've got huge collections. Art and Cars, lovely, just lovely! Thank you for this wonderful place and I... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After seeing a few of the WOW shows it was great to be able to view the garments up close. Gives a new appreciation for the talented designers involved. The car museum was great too and wen we finished we popped across the laneway to the speights ale house for a cold drink.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Wow wearable art was a Wow. Need at least 2 hours here. Awesome. The colours, lighting, gallery show was awesome. Enjoyed the classic cars too. Attached the one I like most

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Thank Jay S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The WOW costumes are absolutely amazing. My husband wouldn't have come if it wasn't for the cars, but he loved the whole place. I also enjoyed the collection of rare cars - but probably not as much as he did!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed both the Wearable Arts and Classic Cars - well worth a visit - very well presented with plenty of information on exhibits

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