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WOW - World of WearableArt and Classic Cars Museum
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A place where art and cars collide! A truly unique visitor attraction in Nelson.
Firmly established as an iconic Nelson visitor attraction, the World of WearableArt™ and Classic Cars Museum houses two uniquely different collections.
Since opening this unique and diverse Nelson attraction means visitors can enjoy the special WOW® experience all year round.
Discover the intricate detailing of amazing garments that feature in the
. Each year, hundreds of individuals are driven to transform an idea into reality, by designing a World of WearableArt™ entry. Each garment embodies hours of energy, skill and mind bending creativity. With over 60 garments from around the globe on display to wondrous effect, using theatrical lighting, music and movement there will be something new to captivate everyone.
In the adjoining
Classic Cars Gallery
, motoring enthusiasts can marvel over approximately 40 beautifully restored and original condition classic cars and motorcycles. The car collection represents years of passionate sourcing from around the world and New Zealand and is one of Australasia’s largest private collections. An optional extra for car-lovers is the
, an additional area displaying a further 70 classic vehicles from the collection, including several undergoing restoration.
Both galleries change exhibitions twice a year, ensuring a fresh experience for all.
The museum also includes a
with delicious locally roasted coffee and great light food options. A visit to the
Reflections Art Gallery
offers a creative selection of contemporary art, jewellery, ceramics, books, gifts with a design focus. There is also an exclusive range of WOW® and Classic Car souvenirs.
Open every day 10am – 5pm (except 25th December)
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