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World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum

Cadillac Way Off Quarantine Rd, Nelson 7040, New Zealand
+64 3-547 4573
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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 private collections of rare, classic cars. The Museum also includes a Cafe renowned for its tasty healthy treats, a retail store full of NZ art and jewellery designs. Open every day 10am - 5pm (except Christmas Day).
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Cadillac Way Off Quarantine Rd, Nelson 7040, New Zealand
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"wearable art"
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"on display"
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"amazing costumes"
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"car enthusiast"
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"fashion show"
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"works of art"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place was awesome. $48 family entry. The venue is deceptive on entry you think it will be tiny but once you walk around the corner into the gallery it was incredibly large with so much on show. It makes you want to attend the...More

Thank Gemma R
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a must to see. Each year the outfits from the prelvious years Wearable Arts Competition of clothes made out of everyday plastics, metal, rubber and crafts made up into an outfit for a model to wear. They all have a meaning to them...More

Thank Linde W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The World of Wearable Art & Classic Car Museum offers something for just about everyone - young or old, male or female - the incredible wearable art on display (with new items added each year) is a definite 'go-to' place for anyone visiting Nelson. As...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must do activity as has some beautiful and interesting fashion and old cars. If your a car lover you would appreciate coming here. Allow over an hr. Reasonable price, worth every cent. Staff are so friendly and welcoming. 10 points!!!

Thank Desiree C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where wearable art will amaze you, will excit your mind , you leave the place with a lasting experience. For years I have wanted to go to the wearable arts, I did one better I went to the birth place of the wearable arts in...More

Thank heronartist
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous ..something for everyone, terrific car selection too and great coffee plus other food to choose from

Thank Joanne51Auckland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice, visual experience, beautifully displayed wearable art pieces and a superb assortment of immaculate motor vehicles on show also👍

Thank cabond59
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Great place to go to kill a few hours. Would be nice to seem something interactive to help keep the kiddies amused.

Thank jessie b
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Great place, excellent exhibits both in the fashion world and classic car section. Loved it and found it very interesting although not quite so great for youngsters although our 7 year old seem to enjoy it. Would recommend but a little pricey for families.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Museum was great, lovely display of the costumes and good explanations about what they were made of. Good accessible car parking

Thank Jane B
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It's $24 for an adult but if you buy your ticket at the i-site before you go, it's $22.
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