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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wearable art” (416 reviews)
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“car section” (28 reviews)
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Cadillac Way Off Quarantine Rd, Nelson 7040, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I went to this at Easter. The cars were great but I was disappointed the wearable arts side had minimal outfits and the conveyor wasn't going. They must have so many costumes, it would be nice to see more space allocated to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic place, the Wearable Art was amazing and the collection of classic cars was awesome. If you visit don't forget to go out the back there are alot more classic cars out there worth seeing

Thank Sonja W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the bizarre fashion art a lot. Heaps of fun. The classic cars were also great although I think my husband enjoyed the cars more than I did.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a different experience! The wearable art is really wild. Cleverly made and very original. A must see. Car collection equally good. A real mixture from USA, Europe and beyond with a wide spread of ages and styles. A fun collection with no particular theme...More

Thank Brian O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a gorgeous combination of cars and wearable arts. It was nice to see the displays being from 2017. The car collection was pretty amazing too. There is a second garage down the back so don't forget. Note to dress warm as the place is...More

Thank Kim S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Better than expected I really wanted to touch Was great to see the videos as enhanced the items and gave it more meaning

Thank Melanie A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are locals, with family from Christchurch up. Took them here for a visit. The Wearable Art was great, the kids were amazed and we loved the different outfits; the classic cars were amazing....so many cars! Big warehouses to walk through and explore. Little shop...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

I'm not sure what I expected when we decided to visit the wow museum. I guess more dresses and less cars. They were only showing a selection of 2017's show garments and I guess I was looking for more history as well being a long...More

Thank Jacqui P
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Fascinating wearable arts kept hubby and I entranced while 2 teenage boys loved the classic cars - awesome

Thank 137ruthb
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

A reasonably priced Museum with a difference having Wearable Arts and classic motor vehicles both on display. Had always wanted to see what the wearable art was actually made up of and this was an excellent display. Also a very nice cafe was incorporated in...More

Thank Peter W
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Sandra Z
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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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