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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  • felt it was expensive and not really worth the money - most people seemed to be visitors to Nelson - not many locals there  more »
  • I guess the wearable art will be a matter of taste - a dress made of cable ties, an outfit that looked like bondage, a design that evokes an appreciation of particle physics (who would have known?). S...  more »
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  • What a unique place! The concept is awesome. Men love motor history..woman love art and fashion. I unexpectedly enjoyed seeing the wearable art collection and the ladies enjoyed seeing cars as art displays. I would highly recommend this for anyone visiting Nelson.
  • Loved it. Mobility parks outside main entrance. WOW models dresses were great, so much thought has gone into each costume. The car museum was a step back in time as well as more modern cars, well worth the price and you can go around as many times as you like. Nice cafe also to sit and have something to eat and drink while you rest your legs.
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