In October 2001 one of WOW®’s dreams came true with the opening of a permanent home and visitor attraction World of WearableArt™ and Classic Cars Museum, which every year welcomes thousands of local, national and international visitors. This unique visitor attraction means people can enjoy the special WOW® experience all year round. The car collection represent years of passionate sourcing from around the world and New Zealand. This is one of Australasia’s largest private collections.
The museum’s distinctive building features a six-metre high metallic aluminium ribbon wall that is based on a dynamic wand and silk taper performance in a previous WearableArt™ show. The aluminium fabric flows and twists like the original fabric.
The museum also includes a café with fine food made fresh every day and superb locally roasted coffee which you can enjoy inside or out beside our tranquil pool. A visit to the museum shop offers a creative selection of jewellery, ceramics, books, gifts with a local focus. There is also an exclusive range of WOW® and Classic Cars souvenirs. In the heart of the museum is Reflections Art Gallery exhibiting works by contemporary and emerging New Zealand Artists.