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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Even my wife had little interest in the Wearable Art Museum, so the two of us spent our time in the Classic Cars Museum, which we found fascinating. While many were cars we grew up with in our teens (cars from the 1950's), there were...More

6  Thank Gene T
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Reviewed November 27, 2015

If you're into cars, this is definitely worth a visit. The wearable art section affords an interesting look at the creative use of different materials.

4  Thank ZinamonKveen
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 😀

Thank SusieB28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place to stop, very interesting collections, something for everyone, artistic, cars, fashion design

Thank 158christinej
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this exhibit; well worth the time and $25. Both the cars and the wearable art were displayed well. Great cafe, friendly staff, good shop, easy to find

Thank BeverleyM433
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place to visit. Loved getting up close to all the WOW costumes and my favourite was the glow in the dark exhibit. The classic cars are beautifully restored and there are so many to look at. Highly recommended!

Thank melissasO2213BS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

an excellent time was had by my family we walked around the wearable art show very cleverly done and went into the 2 large halls of classic cars and also able to view the workshop where the restorations were taking place great time was had...More

Thank andypavey
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Being a male was somewhat dubious about the visit. But was absolutely worth it. In fact we went round twice. Cars and clothes

Thank Gary P
Reviewed October 10, 2018

I have lived in nelson a few years and was yet to pay this place a visit. When I did so I was pleasantl suprised. The art works were amazing, as were the displays. I just wish there was more to see. It was very...More

1  Thank Lauren S
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October 15, 2018|
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Response from j0nty111 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember exactly but I think it is between $20-$25. Not cheap but very good.
Sandra Z
August 8, 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.