World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum

The National WOW Museum complex in Nelson is home to two collections representing innovation in design, the world’s only World of WearableArt (WOW) Museum and a treasured Classic Car Collection.


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Since 2001, visitors have been captivated by the award-winning garments exhibited from previous World of WearableArt Awards Shows and the unique opportunity of seeing these extraordinary works of art up close.

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A car used by presidents, the most expensive car ever made for its time and the world’s fastest mini are just some of the treasures you’ll discover in the adjoining Classic Car Collection galleries. See over 120 classic cars from the last 100 years and immerse yourself in the art of motoring.

Open every day from 10am – 5.00pm except Christmas Day. The Museum also includes a café and gift shop.


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Physical address

World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum, 1 Cadillac Way, Nelson, Nelson Central, Nelson, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
7 days, from 10 am - 5 pm except Christmas Day.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
2 minutes from Nelson Airport
Proximity to town:
10 minutes South of Nelson City Central

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $24.00
Further pricing information:
Infants free Family concessions

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