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A unique personal collection of over 400 Classic British cars, commercials and motoring memorabilia. Please note there may be some dust and oil among the cars as the owner is not as young as he was and cannot get around them as often as he would...more
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63 East Road, Te Awanga, New Zealand
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All reviews car enthusiast the owner fire engine amazing collection trip down memory lane stacked high under one roof rolls royce classic cars worth a visit blast from the past petrol head awesome place to visit on display new zealand model minors
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled on this place by accident, we just passed it on the road and decided to go in. At 10 NZD per person (£5 per person) it was a bargain. It was stacked with old British cars that I loved and owned (some) when...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank swannythemoose
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review - very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We took our cousin and partner here as an unplanned visit on a Saturday afternoon. The “horn” door bell is a hoot! It made us all jump! The museum is huge and along with the 450 (or so) cars there are heaps of other old...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KarenJDG
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review - do come again!

Reviewed 13 September 2018

I am not mad about cars but my husband was totally absorbed in the many, many British cars of all ages on display here. Not commercial - no shop, cafe and just basic toilet facilities, but any car buff would love to visit. How he...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JaneMay
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting and for the review

Reviewed 6 September 2018

As a retired motor mechanic I thoroughly enjoyed reminiscing whlilst viewing makes and models I both worked on and owned during my long career. I was impressed with the fact that some exhibits are in concourse condition whilst others are showing battle scars of a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GrantS1520
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Many thanks for visiting and for taking the time to write a review, Grant - its very much appreciated.

Reviewed 27 July 2018

The Vintage cars was amazing to look around.Only 20 minutes drive from Napier.Few old trucks was at Museum.Car lovers have to visit just $10 for the entry.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Majoshy
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Thanks for the review - delighted you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 28 April 2018

Haven't seen so many old British cars under one roof before. He needs more room to store them so you can get a better look at them all. Well worth the Ten dollars to look.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank June G
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Thanks for the review - glad you enjoyed it. Ian is very keen to expand his indoor storage if the local authority will allow it but its been a problem previously.

Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

If you like cars you have to go. This is the cutest, quirky place and I would highly recommend. The owner is such a likeable guy with lots of stories to tell so don't be in a rush. Was a trip down memory lane finding...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Hayley S
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thanks Hayley - really pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I saw this museum as we drove, and decided to drop in. This turned out to be the best $10 I have spent in New Zealand. There are a breath-taking number of British cars in the museum; over 500. The cars range...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mark T
Paul S, Owner at British Car Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Thanks Mark - glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 21 March 2018

You have to believe that this Museum has the largest collection of English cars in New Zealand....they are everywhere, crammed in, and stacked 2 high, to totally fill the vast area of adjoining sheds. Easy to spend an hour or so here. Only $10 admission...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank miles52
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thanks for the review - we are very pleased your enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 9 March 2018

An amazing collection of the worlds largest collection of British vehicles, well worth a visit. Collection consist of 36 Morris Minors- Car Badges-Petrol Pumps-Number Plates with 440 Cars & More.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank dave s
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thanks for visiting, Dave.

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JohnP10267
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Normally open 9am-4pm 7 days a week but check with Ian Hope first before travelling.
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