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Address: 168 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-218 2059
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This is E. Hayes ans sons Hardware store also known as Hammer Hardware. It...

This is E. Hayes ans sons Hardware store also known as Hammer Hardware. It is where the famous Indian motorbike is kept. The display of old bikes and things from the past is well and truly worth seeing. The movie " The Fastest Indian" starred Anthony Hopkins.

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Worlds Fastest Indian Memorabilia Collection.

This is a remarkable collection of memorabilia celebrating the life of Bert Munro. Also contains other vintage motor bikes and cars. Was better than I expected.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a remarkable collection of memorabilia celebrating the life of Bert Munro. Also contains other vintage motor bikes and cars. Was better than I expected.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As other reviewers have said, this is a huge, working hardware store, plus outdoors section, camping, clothing, homewares, gifts and more, intersperced with the historical displays. Clean and well lit, with attentive, knowledagble staff, who are equally happy to just let you wander around. Much nicer than a Bunnings and way more interesting. And free.

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Thank Turkey_Baster
Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are remotely interested in motorcycles or motorsport then this store is a must to visit. Very impressive collection of motorcycles and machinery. As a hardware store it is pretty impressive also, they stock probably twice the range of a normal hardware store. Even my wife was happy to spend 45 minutes looking around the store.

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Red Cliffs, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A hardware shop with a number of surprising twists, something for everyone. The feature is memorabilia associated with the Worlds Fastest Indian.

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Thank biglizzie
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place. So many different bikes. Also a good hardware store. We brought our buckets from there so we could collect stones from Gemstone Beach. People are friendly also

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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in here while down for the Burt Munro rally. I was blown away with the place it is awesome! There is so many great bikes there as well as awesome interesting gadgets. I found it really interesting you can also get all sorts of handy man things. Well worth a look and it's free!

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Thank CharlotteLee88
Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A remarkable place to visit. A fully operational hardware store with lots of old motorbikes, cars, tools, engineering machines etc spread around the shop. It's free to enter, nobody bothers you, take lots of photos, very relaxed. It's amazing in this day and age to get access to lovely memorabilia for free. I think this place is truly unique. Thoroughly... More 

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Buderim, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the time to explore this remarkable display of vintage motorcycles and related memorabilia. Contained within a huge retail shop selling every product imaginable. Free to view, highly recommended.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a gem. It may look like a hardware shop outside but what an eye opener once you enter.Great marketing ploy putting all the museum items amongst the sale stock. If it wasn't for my baggage allowance I may have brought something. The exhibits are great anyone with any interest in old vehicles, motorbikes , machinery will be more then... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to E Hayes and Sons Hardware store is well worth it - the display of motorcycles and old vehicles is excellent and it was amazing to see the actual 'Indian Scout' motorcycle modified and used by Burt Monro. They also have some great souvenirs for sale. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and all too happy to... More 

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