World of WearableArt™ and Classic Cars Museum
This world class Museum celebrates the passion of two collections:
The WOW® Gallery celebrates the originality and creativity of the World of WearableArt™ Awards Show (WOW®), a 2 hour performance spectacle, held annually in Wellington during September. This Museum recognises Nelson as the birthplace of WOW® providing visitors with an opportunity to experience the intricate detailing of these award winning creations. The WOW® concept is “to take art off the wall to adorn the moving body”. These pieces of performance art are mind-blowing with concepts, materials and techniques that defy the imagination. Over 50 garments are on display in each exhibition.
The Classic Car Gallery displays an inspiring collection of classic and rare cars using an imaginative series of display - a tribute to automotive design and performance fuelled by mans obsession for speed, power, status and luxury. This collection represents years of passionate sourcing and restoration. Most of the cars on display are from the museums collection, although to support feature exhibitions cars may be on loan from other well known collections throughout New Zealand. There is a full-time team of mechanics onsite who work on the extensive collection and also restore classic cars.
The Museum opened in October 2001 and since then has enjoyed rave reviews from visitors from all over the globe. Our visitor book acknowledges that this Nelson attraction is ‘one-of-a-kind’ - there is no other Museum like this in the world!
Open every day 10am – 5pm (except Christmas Day)
WOW & Classic Cars Musuem
Phone +64 3 547 4573