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Bill Richardson Transport World

491 Tay St | Hawthorndale, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
+64 3-217 0199
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Invercargill's Bill Richardson Transport World boosts the largest private collection of its type in the world. Bill's passion for trucks was evident in his penchant appetite to preserve them, starting back in 1967. Post Bill's death in 2005, the family has continued on with their own insatiable desire to grow this world class collection opening its doors to the public in December 2015. Comprising 15,000sqm, over 200 trucks form the heart of the collection, complemented by over 150 vintage petrol bowsers, VW Kombis, 7 of the 8 Henry Ford Letter Cars, Model T's, early Ford V8's from the 1930's, wearable arts, kids Construction Zone full of Lego. To top it all off wallow in some retail therapy at Transport World's gift shop or indulge in Southlands finest cuisine at The Grille café. Enthusiast or not, there's something here for everyone.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Travellers talk about
“lego room” (31 reviews)
“wearable art” (22 reviews)
“cars and trucks” (21 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
491 Tay St | Hawthorndale, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
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+64 3-217 0199
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"lego room"
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"wearable art"
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"cars and trucks"
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"world class"
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"amazing collection"
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"pork pie"
in 9 reviews
"three hours"
in 8 reviews
"petrol head"
in 16 reviews
"the grill"
in 6 reviews
"mind blowing"
in 9 reviews
"huge collection"
in 7 reviews
"amazing place"
in 16 reviews
"something for everyone"
in 24 reviews
"car enthusiast"
in 6 reviews
"allow plenty of time"
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"attention to detail"
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"few hours"
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Reviewed yesterday

Amazing building housing an amazing transport collection in Invercargill. A very worthwhile visit where we easily spent 2 hours.

Thank Annette M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited this museum on a Sunday morning. The outside of the building does little to reveal the magnificence of what is inside. From a female perspective it was an amazing place to visit,. Even if you have little interest is motoring, you cannot help but...More

Thank slprattley
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Bill Richardson Transport World is one of those places where you stand on the outside and wonder what is inside. Then when you go in you are pleasantly surprised by the sheer magnificence of what could be described as one of the best if not...More

Thank NCHMelb
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What an absolute testament to this man and his family, preserving an era of time passed. Absolutely mind blowing seeing all the restored vehicles. Don't go past the toilets, super funky themes. Invercargill is lucky to have a treasure such as this on their doorstep.

Thank Sandra R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic experience and testament to Bill Richardsons wish to preserve the past. You do not need to be a truck driver or petrol head to appreciate what has been assembled here for all to see. Most of the exhibits are priceless and irreplaceable. Well...More

1  Thank Kildare201
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had heaps of fun, amazing food and lovely staff, great to see something different in invercargill. Hannah

Thank Hannah2308
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, how lucky is Invercargill to have the Bill Richardson Truvk Museum.... the collection of trucks and cars are so beautiful and well maintained that one can see the passion that is behind this place... the staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the collection... the...More

1  Thank sassy-5678
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing way to start our weekend in invercargill the staff were really friendly and the museum is amazing a real credit to the Richardson family and all those involved. A must see when you come to town and we highly recommend the Grille...More

1  Thank DonnaWeir267
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TransportWorld, Manager at Bill Richardson Transport World, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wonderful! Brilliant to hear that every part of your experience was more than you could've hoped for. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every visitor to Invercargill will be left breathless viewing this extensive collection of commercial and domestic vehicles from the past. Stunning setup and completely mezmerising.

Thank TwoTravellers34
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TransportWorld, Manager at Bill Richardson Transport World, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Pleased to hear you had a great time with us. Transport World aims to make the collection as diverse as possible for all of our visitors to enjoy. Thank you for taking the time to review us.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really impressed. An incredible collection of automobiles and associated things, and a great gift shop which I took advantage of. Courtenay at the counter was super friendly and helpful, gave me great advice about how to maximise the time I had available, and even did...More

1  Thank Julian Y
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TransportWorld, Manager at Bill Richardson Transport World, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

This is so great to read! We are extremely glad your time here was highly valued and you found the collection's many diverse displays of interest. We hope to see you back again in the future. Thank you for the kind review.

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ianweir2016
10 December 2016|
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Response from TransportWorld | Property representative |
Both Bill Richardson Transport World and Classic Motorcycle Mecca are open every day of the year. The only day we close is Christmas Day.
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