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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 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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  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cadillac Way Off Quarantine Rd, Nelson 7040, New Zealand
+64 3-547 4573
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Reviewed October 28, 2016

Men and women were enjoying both the Wearable Art and Classic Cars and I'm NOT a car fan! Both were great. There is a lovely café on the premises. Make time to have a coffee and enjoy the surroundings.

Thank Kiwi1963
Reviewed October 28, 2016

Something for everyone. Those interested in cars have tbe option of two halls full of classic cars and some motorbikes. Husband really impressed with this museum. I went into the WOW museum and it was fantastic. Great to get a chance to be up close...More

Thank shar0np51
Reviewed October 27, 2016

The WOW exhibition is absolutely stunning in itself, very well presented. The fact that there is a classic car exhibition as well really makes this value for money. If in Nelson this is not to be missed.

Thank leondegraff
Reviewed October 27, 2016

Read about this as a top place to go and wondered.-... The reality was great and it certainly had the WOW factor. The wearable art part was well presented and stunning. I'm no fashion guy but even I was captivated. And then of course there...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed October 26, 2016

I'm a local but haven't visited for years. Took a out of town friend along. Exceeded my expectations. Costumes brilliant. A must see even for locals. It is quite expensive though.

Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed October 21, 2016

Although very good I felt it a little expensive and there were not as many WOW exhibits as I was expecting. Well laid out and great lighting. The cars were a little jammed in and you could not get around a lot of them. Still...More

Thank Glennis M
Reviewed October 19, 2016

I don't think there are enough superlatives to describe this brilliant place. My husband enjoyed it as much as I did, and when we went next door to the Classic Car Museum I enjoyed that too! Two and a half hours after walking through the...More

Thank Su A
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Stopping over in Nelson for a short time - one day or a matter of hours - or you're here on the one day a year that it rains(!) - then this is your must-see experience. WOW is just that ... wow! It is a...More

1  Thank JLE2013
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Both the clothes and the cars are worth a look. Very handy to the airport and the cafe serves great food. I had thought there would be more outfits on display but it is a limited space.

Thank vickib113
Reviewed October 15, 2016

Great to be able to view these creations up close especially ones seen at a show in previous years. Allow at leastt 2 hours so you can see the video right through.

Thank KatherineS45
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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.