World of WearableArt & Classic Car Museum, Nelson

Surround yourself with gems of design--some to wear, and some to drive--at World of WearableArt & Classic Car Museum. Housed inside a building that itself represents a masterpiece of modern architecture, the museum celebrates various aspects of art and design. The wearable art gallery showcases garments that over the years have been featured in Wellington's World of WearableArt Awards Shows, from pieces inspired by traditional South Pacific cultures to those dreamed up by the avant-garde. Meanwhile, the automotive section displays 120 classic cars, from early 20th-century classics to modern speed machines. View and purchase works of some of New Zealand's most talented artists in the onsite contemporary art gallery. See World of WearableArt & Classic Car Museum and all Nelson has to offer by arranging your trip with our Nelson day trip tool.
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  • This place is fantastic. We arrived around 4 pm with a closing time of 5 pm and thought about putting it off. We only just made it around. It is stunning and brillaintly presented.  more »
  • The WoW part is something I've never seen before and definitely worth the visit. The car part is more common, but there are some unique features.  more »
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  • This is one of the most unique and interesting museums we've ever visited. Fascinating exhibitions well lit and arranged. Highly recommended.
  • This is a very weird and unique place. The fashion did not appeal to me before we arrived, but the vintage cars did. I must admit that the wearable art/fashion was impressive and interesting (and occasionally a little terrifying). The cars were equally as impressive with a huge variety as well as some interesting installations of car and engine cross sections.
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