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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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“on display” (91 reviews)
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Cadillac Way Off Quarantine Rd, Nelson 7040, New Zealand
+64 3-547 4573
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Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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 3 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What an experience . Amazing costumes and display. Cars were incredible..huge range. Well worth a look.

Thank Pauline Polly B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read a few reviews about the museum before going so expected it to be great anyway, but like wow, this was amazing! awesome car collection, antique and artistic feel. A must go when in Nelson.

Thank patelal
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting display of wearable art shown at events. Very much worth the time. Also really enjoyed the Classic Car Museum adjacent to WOW.

Thank John B
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The car museum was very good and the collection is very wide. Mostly cars from the USA and in pristine condition. I was the only visitor at the time, which surprised me.

Thank R B
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