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Classics Museum

11 Railside Place | Frankton, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
+64 7-957 2230
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It's a must!!!

This was a gem. If you like cars at all and classic cars in particular, do not miss out on a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie B
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
More fun than I expected!

Not a car enthusiast but can appreciate beautiful and vintage things. Allow at least one hour, more... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
kinx81
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Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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Something Classic for the Whole Family! A classic car museum with something to cater for every member of the family. Come and have a look at the cars of yesteryear which are sure to bring back memories. We have over 60 cars on display and an extensive collection of petrol memorabilia - signs, tins, petrol pumps, pedal cars and vintage pin ball machines. Plenty of free parking onsite. We have a 1950's diner in the building too! The Jukebox Diner, serving American classics, modern fare, child friendly options and of course great coffee!
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  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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11 Railside Place | Frankton, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
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+64 7-957 2230
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a gem. If you like cars at all and classic cars in particular, do not miss out on a wonderful experience. This museum was bigger than I had expected both in physical size and range of exhibits. Truly exceptional. The fact that you...More

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not a car enthusiast but can appreciate beautiful and vintage things. Allow at least one hour, more if you’re into this kind of stuff. Loved the collection of motorcycles and side cars. This place looks well taken care of and cool retro cafe on site....More

Thank kinx81
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

It was a rainy day in Hamilton for four teenagers - what to do? Perfect thing was the Classics Museum - enjoyed by all

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Although the cars in the museum were pretty cool, it was actually all of the other memorabilia that made this car museum stand out from others! The old petrol pumps, signage, badges, toy cars and other paraphernalia makes this place well worth the visit, even...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

I don't even own a car, but I find them interesting and this museum was excellent. Well planned out - on two levels, very clean, with a lot of automobile history there. Well worth the entrance of $20 As an 'oldie', lots of exhibits brought...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Old guy was constantly telling our 8yr old boy who adores these types of this not to touch the cars, he didnt touch, didnt hang round long enough to try the cafe, had treated my father and husband who had always wanted to go

Thank eleic2018
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Toni H, Manager at Classics Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your visit. Hopefully your father and husband enjoyed the display! Did you come on the 29?

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

A great restaurant that caters for kids of all ages. Even the 2 year old got excited by all the cars. A great event for the family regardless of age

Thank David W
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you’re even remotely interested in classic cars. Mainly pre 1960s. Great 1950s style diner attached to it.

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Wow there really isn't a lot to do in Hamilton but this place is worth a visit if your into cars. Really well laid out, some awesome vehicles, informative, tidy and also has an 'Ok' cafe. Spent a good two hours looking around, thoroughly worth...More

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

We were looking to do something to kill an hour or two whilst in Hamilton and are so glad we went here. The collection is great, and the themed café from the 1950s is awesome. Recommended.

Thank Robert R
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