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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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+64 6-875 0561
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Majoshy
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

Thanks for visiting, Dave.

Reviewed 5 February 2018

If there is a Godess she loves to go for a ride with the wind in her hair and the purr of the engine under the hood. She chooses a different vehicle every day but in each has a vase with a fresh poesy and...More

Thank Mary Ellen W
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thanks, Mary Ellen!

Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Wouldn’t call myself a car enthusiast by any means, but as we drove by and my husband indicated he’d like to visit, I was happy to tag along. More than an hour later we’d completed a circuit of the museum. What an experience! I loved...More

Thank CactusRose
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Many thanks for the review - its great to hear how much you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 12 January 2018

Car heaven, Ian Hope is a true British car enthusiast. Cars stacked 2 high, a unique museum to visit. Many years of restoration for the future car nuts, to bring these gems back to life. A very different and utterly awesome place to visit. Good...More

Thank PaulineTAntrum
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Many thanks for the review, Pauline - so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

If in the Bay, a must go to, even if you’re not a car enthusiast. Collection owner Ian Hope has the most amazing collection of cars (over 400) in this warehouse many stacked 2 high. Was able to find my first car (Standard 10) and...More

Thank John H
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Many thanks for the review John - we are delighted you enjoyed your visit!

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