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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 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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Cadillac Way Off Quarantine Rd, Nelson 7040, New Zealand
+64 3-547 4573
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great place to go to see cars for the guys while we breeze through the wearable art it's a interesting place to go and seeweloved it we both looked at everything it's a great place for everyone well recommended

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the displays and information videos of WOW costumes and shows in Nelson. I enjoyed learning the history of the event.

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a well laid out museum. It was great being able to see the clothes up close. Amazing pieces. We went for the wearable art but were impressed by the car collection as well. Great to see cars from the early 1900s. Definitely check...More

Thank Hannah S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Clean, comfortable cafe attached to the classic car museum. Friendly staff, lovely cakes, good tea. The cars aren't bad either!! Lovely afternoon entertainment 😊

Thank Hellfire28
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has a superb collection of designer outfits for the unique annual designer show of wearable art. Look it up to find out if you don't know. Excellently presented costumes. Quite bizarrely, the museum doubles as a museum of classic cars. Don't be fooled. This...More

Thank GlobalHiltonGuest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great display of various wearable art entries, supplemented by a 30 minute truncated video of the show last year. Outstanding to be able to view the exhibits from close up. The car display is a bonus, enjoyable even if you aren't into vehicles. The...More

Thank DexterD2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended by friends to go to the World of wearable Art & Classic car Museum if we went to Nelson and I would say the same to everyone. I didn't really know what to expect but it was amazing seeing the wearable art...More

Thank CEWatat79
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

What a great place the costuming up close was just amazing and the way it is all presented is great. The car museum was really well laid out with a huge collection of stunning cars. A great time for both male and female.

Thank lynley m
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Quite surprising the talent with WOW!!!!! Found a good mix with the fashion and cars.Kept the both of us enthralled.Thoroughly recommend.

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We always take our visitors to world of wearable art and classic car museum,and ask to see the cars not on display.

Thank joyandmick
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