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World of WearableArt & Classic Car Museum

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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 works of wearable art from the annual WOW Awards Show are displayed alongside one of Australasia's largest...more
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1 Cadillac Way | Annesbrook, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-547 4573
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Reviewed 5 days ago

what can I say that hasn't been said thousands of times before, great 3 hours, the entire presentation of the wearable art & all of the cars, fantastic, it was beyond my expectations & I recommend to all

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lindsaysandra
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a must see, even if you think you aren't into cars or fashion. It's breathtaking. The cars are so lovingly restored, and the wearable art is out of this world. And the cafe is worth stopping in for their oaty ginger slice!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Helen_Trayes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After seeing the World of Wearable Arts in Wellington last years show it was absolutely wonderful to see these entry exhibits so close up and notice the small intricate details of each exhibit . My husband really enjoyed the car museum so something for everyone.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank celine805
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in with a 2 for 1 offer that made this particularly good value. The costumes on display are extraordinary and are very well presented. I hadn’t thought that an exhibition like this would hold my attention but we spent over an hour going...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JB3D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always: spectacular dresses, although it seems to me, that the use of unusual material has lessened. Particular the exhibit on the end of WWII is worth noticing and quite moving, great work. Also interesting is the barn at the back with vintage cars -...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Companion788910
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my teenage daughter here one afternoon as we haven't visited for a few years. We are planning to go to the WOW show in Wellington later in the year so wanted a taste of what was to come. The clothing section was amazing...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 1963Girl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the Great Taste Tour and stopped for morning tea. Cinnamon pinwheel scones great, very good coffee. Lots of lovely food in cabinet. Very clean

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank michbryce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At a local's suggested, we headed to WOW one afternoon and were glad we did! The wearable art museum is so fun - crazy dresses all hand made with attention to all the details...hard to believe it is all wearable, but the video shows the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank L5909MJmarym
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be the highlight of our trip to Nelson! Seriously too good to miss! Dedicated to the World of Wearable Art competition and show in all its glory... Breathtakingly beautiful classic cars of which some are the only ones left in the world....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KathyW2802
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was really WOW'ed by the work on display. A great way to spend time in Nelson. Added bonus of some interesting cars and auto-related memorablia.

Date of experience: February 2019
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16 October 2018|
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Response from WOWCars | Property representative |
Thank you @nzkiwi148 Admission for Seniors is $18, $24 for Adults.
Sandra Z
8 August 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.