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“Great cars”

World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum
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$144.52*
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Full-Day Self-Guided Cycle and Sail Adventure from Nelson
Ranked #1 of 83 things to do in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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)
Auckland
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72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great cars”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Good collection of all types of cars ?wow was good but needs more video of actual costumes on live models

Visited May 2013
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Nelson City, Nelson, New Zealand
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74 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Deserted nelson and wants us to pay”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Entry fee is bonkers, they used free labour for years to get wow going then sell out to highest bidder and do how in Wellington. Have taken visitors to wow museum and never he good feedback. Lot of money for static show of custumes artists make for no fee.
Cars are good, good is only good, nothing really special.

Visited October 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A cleverly designed museum”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

This museum has been carefully thought out to appeal to both men and women and avoid any of that "can we go now" that might otherwise be the case with a wearable art museum by itself or a car museum by itself. Accordingly, while my wife and daughters spent an unfeasibly long time looking at peculiar clothes and videos of peculiar clothes (which I'm sorry to say I just couldn't get into) my sons and I could drool at length over some beautiful classic cars. I'm not really a car guy but how can anyone resist a classic Jaguar, or a beautiful American car from the 50's (think big fins), or a Maybach etc etc. It was so nice to have an attraction where both sides of the family were satisfied and didn't feel they were in purgatory! This is definitely a good stop in Nelson and for men you can get some brownie points for taking the women in your life to something they like (maybe for a change?)

Visited April 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Embrace the Odd--A Must See”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

The oddity, the strangeness, the creativity of it all makes one believe that all is possible in art. This museum is beyond anything one can describe so I won't try.

Just hope the exhibit and the wearable art movement comes to D.C. We could use some playful and artistic fantasy. And some funky fashions.

Visited February 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Wonderful old cars and astonishing wearable art”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

We loved our visit to this museum. It's the best collection of old (presented as new) I've seen anywhere but what really blew us away was the 'World of Wearable Art." There's nothing like it anywhere else in the world; seeing is believing.

The wearable art is exquisitely displayed on mannequins. There's a remarkable fashion parade of 'mannequins in motion' worth your time to sit and enjoy and, in an adjacent theater, a movie that will keep you enthralled from beginning to end.

This is a premier attraction in Nelson and is not to be missed.

Visited April 2013
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