World of Wearable Art and 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 to see these extraordinary works of art up close.

In the adjoining galleries of the museum, the Nelson Classic Car Collection showcases around 140 classic cars, representing over 100 years of motoring history. This eclectic private collection is one of Australasia’s largest. With a café and shop onsite, the World of Wearable Art & Classic Car Museum is a must do when visiting the Nelson region.

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Physical address

World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum, 1 Cadillac Way, Nelson, Nelson Central, Nelson Tasman, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $24.00
Further pricing information:
Infants free Family concessions

Facilities and Features

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

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Opening times

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

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