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World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum

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Address: Cadillac Way Off Quarantine Rd, Nelson 7040, New Zealand
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+64 3-547 4573
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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We were recommended by friends to go to the World of wearable Art & Classic car Museum if we went to Nelson and I would say the same to everyone. I didn't really know what to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Taupo, New Zealand
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Taupo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were recommended by friends to go to the World of wearable Art & Classic car Museum if we went to Nelson and I would say the same to everyone. I didn't really know what to expect but it was amazing seeing the wearable art up close and incredible the creativity and imagination people have. The car museum was great.... More 

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Thank CEWatat79
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a great place the costuming up close was just amazing and the way it is all presented is great. The car museum was really well laid out with a huge collection of stunning cars. A great time for both male and female.

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Thank lynley m
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Quite surprising the talent with WOW!!!!! Found a good mix with the fashion and cars.Kept the both of us enthralled.Thoroughly recommend.

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Thank Helen P
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We always take our visitors to world of wearable art and classic car museum,and ask to see the cars not on display.

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Thank joyandmick
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Wow! What an experience . Amazing costumes and display. Cars were incredible..huge range. Well worth a look.

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Read a few reviews about the museum before going so expected it to be great anyway, but like wow, this was amazing! awesome car collection, antique and artistic feel. A must go when in Nelson.

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Thank patelal
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting display of wearable art shown at events. Very much worth the time. Also really enjoyed the Classic Car Museum adjacent to WOW.

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Koh Chang
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The car museum was very good and the collection is very wide. Mostly cars from the USA and in pristine condition. I was the only visitor at the time, which surprised me.

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Thank R B
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had only a short time to visit things in Nelson, but as the day we were due to fly out was wet, this was the ideal spot to be. There was as Seniors' discount for admission and the creations on display were quite spectacular, particularly with the sensational lighting. The classic cars section was equally interesting, and we enjoyed... More 

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Manapouri, Fiordland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to spend a rainy afternoon. I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked it all. My husband liked the car section I liked the clothes and there is even a coffee place to sit for a bite to eat.

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