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NZ Classic Motorcycles - CLOSED

75 Haven Road, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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If you are into motor bikes you must visit this museum over 100 older and some very rare bikes to... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Dave B
This very good motorcycle museum has CLOSED in April 2016

The museum was fantastic but Tom Sturgess the private owner of this collection has closed it... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2016
Frank v
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Opened in December 2014 - Nelson's latest all-weather, world class tourist destination! Igniting enthusiasm with motorcycle aficionados, historians and lovers of fine art throughout New Zealand. The largest private collection of its kind in the southern hemisphere State of the art museum showcases one of the most comprehensive collections of around 300 classic and vintage motorcycles, sidecars and original works of art. For a limited time, the entrusted curator of the Britten motorcycle. Visitors can digitally explore the history of most bikes and the artwork through STQRY, an android and i-Phone application that allows the user to scan QR codes and “Read all about it" via smartphones or with the use of complimentary tablets.
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17 Oct 2016
“Like bikes”
29 Jul 2016
“This very good motorcycle museum has CLOSED in April 2016”
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75 Haven Road, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you are into motor bikes you must visit this museum over 100 older and some very rare bikes to look at all in working order great knowledgeable staff.

Thank Dave B
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

The museum was fantastic but Tom Sturgess the private owner of this collection has closed it because of a major cancer surgery what he had in 2015. I have my information from google.

Thank Frank v
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

This unpretentious display has so many old and unusual motorbikes it is a joy to behold. It is also one of the biggest collections you will possibly find in the southern hemisphere. It is extremely sad that this is closing. It would be a great...More

Thank Nigel C
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

It would have been the best collection of mostly restored (with many to concours standard) classic bikes in NZ. All the bikes were European or US with a few NZ ones with the most famous NZ bikes being Britten race bikes.

Thank 802peter
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

My husband loved his time drooling over all the motorbikes they had in the collection. He actually went back for a second visit and because they remembered him (probably cause of all the drooling) he got in free. The whole collection is owned by one...More

Thank Andrina M
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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We went to Nelson especially to see this museum. As it is closing. What a fantastic museum. Beautiful bikes and a great collection. Well laid out and so much to see. Such a shame it is closing as this is a must see and do...More

Thank Deidre A
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Some rare beauties. Loved spending time here. So sad to see that it is closing. So well set out, loved the oil catching under many of the old bikes.

Thank Cherie P
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

Well worth more than one visit. So much to take in. Quality of bikes and presentation(with info boards) is absolutely awesome.

Thank Anthony V
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

This collection is stunning in its quality throughout, from the premises, to the classic motorcycle collection and the art posters. The collection ranges from the first examples of small engines fixed to bicycles, right through to modern the BMW R90S with only delivery miles on...More

Thank Steelman1952
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

This is one of the best Motorcycle museums I have visited anywhere on the planet. Some 270 mainly British and US plus French, Italian and Kiwi motorcycles are beautifully prepared and presented in a purpose-build exhibition space. Note, I learned it is likely to close...More

Thank AustinAlford
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