World of Wearable Art

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The World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum (WOW) is a museum devoted to wearable art and classic cars located in Nelson, New Zealand, opened in October 2001. It is a tourist attraction.[1] The building is on 95 Quarantine Road and the museum is open every day of the year except Christmas Day.

WearableArt Gallery[edit]

The WOW Gallery shows the attending garments of the World of WearableArt Awards Show, a two-hour performance spectacle held annually in Wellington during September. It started in Nelson in 1987 and is a popular show, and more than 47,000 people flock to the awards show season in Wellington stretching over 11 days .[2]

The location of the Museum acknowledges the birthplace of the show.

Classic Car Gallery[edit]

The Classic Car Gallery displays an extensive private collection of rare & classic cars. There is a full-time team of mechanics on site who work on the collection and also restore classic cars. Filming and photography is only permitted in the classic car gallery.

Reflections Art Gallery[edit]

Reflections Art Gallery showcase works from emerging & contemporary New Zealand artists. The exhibits periodically change.


  1. ^ "World of Wearable Art". Discover New Zealand. Tourism Holdings Limited. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 
  2. ^ Doyle, Emily (27 December 2004). "New Zealand's World of Wearable Art". Travelmag. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 

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Coordinates: 41°17′54″S 173°14′22″E / 41.2983°S 173.2395°E / -41.2983; 173.2395