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World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum

Cadillac Way Off Quarantine Rd, Nelson 7040, New Zealand
+64 3-547 4573
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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 private collections of rare, classic cars. The Museum also includes a Cafe renowned for its tasty healthy treats, a retail store full of NZ art and jewellery designs. Open every day 10am - 5pm (except Christmas Day).
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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wearable art” (416 reviews)
“on display” (100 reviews)
“car section” (28 reviews)
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Cadillac Way Off Quarantine Rd, Nelson 7040, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

We had heard about this but very unsure about liking it. Couldn't have been more off the mark. The "clothes" are absolutely amazing. Nothing you could imagine in your wildest dreams/nightmares. Well worth the time. The bonus of the car collection was the finishing touch....More

Thank Malferg
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Well worth a visit. The dresses were amazing, and then there was the classic cars. Something for everyone.

Thank Neville S
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Took friends from out of town. There was something for the boys and the girls. It was nice just to stroll around and admire the "art".

Thank Phoebe D
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Amazing art of the wearable kind. Good mix of static displays and videos playing. Showed how much the show has changed over the many years. Left wanting to see more. Cars interesting enough but would have like more of the wow, just a personal preference!...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

I loved everything about this Museum....had very interesting and quirky exhibits. The cars are all in great condition and varied between American and British cars. The WOW exhibits were my favourite. Highly recommend a visit when in Nelson.

Thank BeverleyJ16
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

I enjoyed looking at the wearable arts. I was disappointed that I had to pay entry to see both the wearable arts and classic cars. I would rather have paid less and just visited the part of the museum that interested me.

Thank whiti5
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Hubby and I got the opportunity to visit this fabulous museum of wearable art and classic cars. The skill in the outfits was amazing. I would love to see the live show one day in Wellington. The selection of classic cars was unbelievable. If you...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Anyone should visit this and be knocked out by the skill and imagination on show. Great fun. Attached to vintage car museum included in the entry price. We’re old enough to reminisce ...”my Mum used to have one of those ...”

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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

A great place to visit while the girls were at the wearable Arts. A nice cafe available as well. A very good place to visit.

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Very interesting wearable art, and also a very nice collection of classic cars that is well worth a visit while visiting Nelson. Situated right by the airport, there is convenient parking and a small cafe inside too.

Thank Chris Y
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Sandra Z
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It's $24 for an adult but if you buy your ticket at the i-site before you go, it's $22.
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