World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum

The national WOW museum complex in Nelson houses 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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Visit the WOW® Museum and get up close with the ‘best of the best’ from around the world. Since 2001, visitors have been captivated by the award-winning garments exhibited from previous WOW® Awards Shows and the unique opportunity of seeing these extraordinary works of art up close.

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Classic Car collection- A car used by presidents, the most expensive car ever made for its time and the world’s fastest mini are some of the treasures you’ll discover.
See 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 the WOW® Café and Museum Shop


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Physical address

World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum, 95 Quarantine Road, Annesbrook, 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

Language support

  Written Spoken
Chinese (Traditional) YES NO
Italian YES NO
Japanese YES NO
Russian YES NO

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