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Review of World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum

World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum
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US$139.68*
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Full-Day Self-Guided Cycle and Sail Adventure from Nelson
Ranked #1 of 78 things to do in Nelson
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Owner description: The World of WearableArt and Classic Cars Museum is an iconic Nelson visitor attraction that celebrates two passions united by design. Amazing Wearable works of Art from the annual WOW Awards Show are displayed alongside one of Australasia's biggest private collections of rare, Classic Cars. The Museum also includes a Cafe renowned for it's tasty, healthy treats, a Retail Store full of NZ art and jewelry designs, and the ever-changing Reflections Art Gallery. Open every day 10am - 5pm (except Christmas Day)
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Extremely Disappointing - and Expensive”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

On the recommendation of a local resident we visited the museum with high expectations that we would see some truly innovative art. Apart from three or four pieces which caused us to pause, the majority of exhibits appeared to have been quite crudely lashed together with fairly commonplace art materials and fabrics. At $24 per adult admission we expected a great deal more. The exhibits compared poorly to an imaginatively dressed store window - which you can marvel at for free.

Visited August 2014
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“Inspiring and Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

A good couple of hours was spent here with our family and friends. It's close to the airport (although not close enough to walk). I did the WOW side while hubby preferred the Classic Cars, but perhaps that's why it's popular with all types of people.

Visited April 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Classy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

It is interesting to see no matter classic cars or those wearable art garments. The ideas behind these garments are so amazing. very interesting.

So many "WOW" s when I see these classic cars. It is so cool.

As a backpacker this time, it spent me a little bit time to find out how to get there as it only says public bus is avaialable. It is bus route 2 to get there.

Visited July 2014
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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“nelson seminar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

liked the classic cars and also the wonderful clothes from wearable art very handy to our accommodation and also the airport

Visited June 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“first visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

The collection is certainly worth seeing. An impressive collection -- nothing to complain about. I would certainly recommend WWA to any visitor to Nelson.

Visited July 2014
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