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World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum

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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 works of wearable art from the annual WOW Awards Show are displayed alongside one of Australasia's largest...more
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Cadillac Way Off Quarantine Rd, Nelson 7040, New Zealand
+64 3-547 4573
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All reviews wearable art on display car enthusiast amazing costumes something for everyone men and women works of art blown away couple of hours rainy day world class worth a visit entry fee great place to visit visiting nelson new zealand fashion
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The wearable art collection is both beautiful and in part completely bonkers! The amount of creativity and exhaustive work that's gone into the pieces is amazing. Plus, it's so well presented. Definitely wish I'd seen the annual show in Wellington. Great little car museum too,...More

Thank ClanCat
Reviewed 3 days ago

This wonderful place was recommended to me by a fellow commuter on the Airport Flyer as I told her I was making my way to Nelson to meet up with my partner and his mum. All three of us went to WOW this morning and...More

Thank ElleC1957
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely awesome staff yummy food and a great coffee loved the old cars and the wearable arts superb setup

Thank Meag1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW is wow! A great surprise for a rainy morning in Nelson. We were going to Abel Tasman but we couldn't get the ferry in the rain. This was recommended by Kathy at Harbourside Lodge. SO happy were went. The art and fashion were absolutely...More

1  Thank abbys008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to see the amazing, crazy creativity housed in a beautiful modern building along with a collection of classic cars. It's not about fashion but the use of materials to produce some extraordinary end results. Husband and I went along (he somewhat...More

1  Thank Blossomsmum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested in fashion or cars this place is for you. If you like both you are in for a treat. My wife and I visited on a grey afternoon in November and were pleased we did. The wearable fashion is like nothing...More

Thank StevieCCD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting collection of wearable art costumes from previous events. There were 'clothes' of all sorts of genre all made from disposable materials. The classic car part was also very good.

Thank 155richard81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a friend November 2018. Was different to what I expected. Wearable arts area was well set up and nice to look around. There was a room with a documentary playing about the competition which was interesting to watch. Part of the museum is...More

Thank MaegenJ
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

So pleased we went, Mum and I to see a selection of dresses from the years, all up close, not behind glass... Which was brilliant. Have seen several shows so knew the context. Actually toured the cars, which I hadn’t intended... it worked well with...More

Thank HeatherI213
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Value for money, great to glimpse the Wow collection, with the classic cars thrown in and a great cafe and shop And the toilets 😎 they are amazing 😀

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16 October 2018|
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Response from WOWCars | Property representative |
Thank you @nzkiwi148 Admission for Seniors is $18, $24 for Adults.
Sandra Z
9 August 2017|
Response from annabelbliss102 |
It's $24 for an adult but if you buy your ticket at the i-site before you go, it's $22.