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British Car Museum

63 East Road, Te Awanga, New Zealand
+64 6-875 0561
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If you like cars you have to go. This is the cutest, quirky place and I would highly recommend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hayley S
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Speechless

My wife and I saw this museum as we drove, and decided to drop in. This turned out to be the best... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark T
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A unique personal collection of over 400 Classic British cars, commercials and motoring memorabilia. Please note there may be some dust and oil among the cars as the owner is not as young as he was and cannot get around them as often as he would like. Volunteer cleaners very welcome!
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“the owner” (12 reviews)
“fire engine” (5 reviews)
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63 East Road, Te Awanga, New Zealand
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+64 6-875 0561
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like cars you have to go. This is the cutest, quirky place and I would highly recommend. The owner is such a likeable guy with lots of stories to tell so don't be in a rush. Was a trip down memory lane finding...More

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Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Hayley - really pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I saw this museum as we drove, and decided to drop in. This turned out to be the best $10 I have spent in New Zealand. There are a breath-taking number of British cars in the museum; over 500. The cars range...More

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Paul S, Owner at British Car Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Mark - glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

You have to believe that this Museum has the largest collection of English cars in New Zealand....they are everywhere, crammed in, and stacked 2 high, to totally fill the vast area of adjoining sheds. Easy to spend an hour or so here. Only $10 admission...More

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Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review - we are very pleased your enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

An amazing collection of the worlds largest collection of British vehicles, well worth a visit. Collection consist of 36 Morris Minors- Car Badges-Petrol Pumps-Number Plates with 440 Cars & More.

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Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thanks for visiting, Dave.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

If there is a Godess she loves to go for a ride with the wind in her hair and the purr of the engine under the hood. She chooses a different vehicle every day but in each has a vase with a fresh poesy and...More

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Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thanks, Mary Ellen!

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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Wouldn’t call myself a car enthusiast by any means, but as we drove by and my husband indicated he’d like to visit, I was happy to tag along. More than an hour later we’d completed a circuit of the museum. What an experience! I loved...More

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Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Many thanks for the review - its great to hear how much you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Car heaven, Ian Hope is a true British car enthusiast. Cars stacked 2 high, a unique museum to visit. Many years of restoration for the future car nuts, to bring these gems back to life. A very different and utterly awesome place to visit. Good...More

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Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Many thanks for the review, Pauline - so glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

If in the Bay, a must go to, even if you’re not a car enthusiast. Collection owner Ian Hope has the most amazing collection of cars (over 400) in this warehouse many stacked 2 high. Was able to find my first car (Standard 10) and...More

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Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Many thanks for the review John - we are delighted you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Strangest car museum ever; ones man's lifetime obsession with British cars has led to an old warehouse packed and stacked 2 high with over 450 cars & commercials! Has to be seen to be believed, a few rarities but majority unrestored saloon cars. Obviously only...More

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Paul S, Front Office Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Thanks Martin - its great to hear that people 'get' what Ian Hope is doing.

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We visited as part of our Napier Classic Cars visit, the owner, Ian Hope, is a joy to listen to, his knowledge of his 454 cars is truly unbelievable. He invited us upstairs to play his Pianola's, brilliant, we also had the opportunity to sit...More

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Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thank you for the review, Paul. Ian thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and sharing his remarkable collection.

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Normally open 9am-4pm 7 days a week but check with Ian Hope first before travelling.
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