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Address: 63 East Road, Te Awanga, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 6-875 0561
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A unique personal collection of over 400 Classic British cars, commercials...

A unique personal collection of over 400 Classic British cars, commercials and motoring memorabilia. Please note there may be some dust and oil among the cars as the owner is not as young as he was and cannot get around them as often as he would like. Volunteer cleaners very welcome!

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Great trip back in time

Loving the classic cars, and other vintage memorabilia. So many cars packed in the, a real history lesson.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
oklima
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Loving the classic cars, and other vintage memorabilia. So many cars packed in the, a real history lesson.

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Thank oklima
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for coming to see Ian's collection and taking the time and trouble to write a review. Delighted you enjoyed your visit. More 

Gold Coast
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We nearly drove past but so glad we stopped. This place is amazing! I didn't know what to expect as hadn't looked into it but yes, WOW! Ian was very friendly too. A must visit if you are in Hawkes Bay

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Thank Lynley C
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review Lynley - very pleased you enjoyed your visit. Do come again as Ian is still adding new cars on a regular basis! More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We travelled to Napier/Hastings from Singapore for the reason of visiting this car museum and we were glad we did. If you're a british car enthusiast, this is your mecca. We've visited other car museums but have never seen such a wide range. Simply awesome. Meeting Ian was such a delight too, as we learn of his collections especially of... More 

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Thank Sue2416
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming so far to see Ian's collection and for taking the time and trouble to write a review; Ian is all about people and really appreciates it. Do keep an eye on our Facebook page and our website for news and pictures as new cars continue to join the collection. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Housed in a huge farm shed, it is easy to drive past and not notice. If you do enter, Wow! So many cars packed closely together. Almost all post war, and mainly from 60s and 70s, a true trip down memory lane. Well worth the stop, and important to allocate 2-3 hours to experience NZ car history.

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Thank Neil R
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for writing a review Neil - very pleased you enjoyed your visit! Do come again as we are adding new cars to the collection all the time. More 

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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Spent two hours wondering around this incredible collection of cars. In absolute awe of how he fits them all in! Was a very last minute find but well worth stopping in to say gday to Ian!

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Thank Andrew C
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Andrew - Ian was very pleased to meet you too. There's nothing he likes more than a good chat with fellow car enthusiasts! More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

This was a great little find! It was a last minute decision to go and we loved it. There are loads of cars from the UK in varying states of repair. They have generally been arranged by type. You can get close to many and have a good look inside. The guy running the museum is in a motorised wheel... More 

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Thank 1107nikki
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review - Ian Hope enjoyed meeting you and is very pleased you had a good time looking around his collection; do please visit again next time you are in the Bay. More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

What can I say ...wow wow wow....I could have spent hours and hours here ....I'm a lady but so many cars there that I knew , my first car I learnt to drive in , the car I sat my licence in , my very first car I owned , cars my parents owner ...it just went on and on... More 

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Thank Trudi N Bj M
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the trouble to write a review, Trudi. Ian was delighted to meet you and so pleased you enjoyed his collection of motors and memorabilia - the working pianola is a real favourite! Do visit again when you are next in Hawkes Bay. More 

St. Neots, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

An amazing treasure trove of classic British cars from the 50's and later. I can't think of a collection, even in the UK which would match. The cars are all mainly 'original' and have that lovely patina of 'age' rather than being overly restored .. Ian the owner was great, showing us around the collection, especially his Morris Minors.

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Masterton, New Zealand
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175 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

A group of blokes went here and really enjoyed it. The only negative was that the cars were too close together so was hard to see them properly or get any photos. Worth a visit for anyone interested in cars.

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Thank EmmaTauranga
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I took my children (aged 9 and 7) and father-in-law along and they absolutely loved it. So many childhood memories for us adults, and the kids really had their eyes opened to "the olden days" as they called it. Ian was a great host and had plenty of time for us, his dedication to preserving British motoring history is commendable.... More 

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Thank MattM-T
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, Matt - it is much appreciated. Ian absolutely loves sharing his collection and his passion with anyone who takes the trouble to speak to him and thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all. Do visit again some day :-) More 

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