Nelson and the World of Wearable Art Museum

Centre of New Zealand. Check.

Queens Gardens. Check.

World of Wearable Art Museum – aka the WOW Museum. Check.

Besides the fantastic nature spots of Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Kaiteriteri nearby, Nelson itself was a great little town to enjoy for a day or two.

I did a bit of walking, headed up to the Centre of New Zealand for some lovely sunset views.

View from the Centre of New Zealand, Nelson

View from the Centre of New Zealand, Nelson

Finally found street signs named after me.

Street signs in nelson

Enjoyed lovely fish n’ chips by the marina. And fantastic coffee from the lovely Cafe Tozzetti.

Nelson Marina/Port

Nelson Marina/Port

Visited the beautiful Queens Gardens and wandered the local shops.

Queens Gardens, Nelson

Queens Gardens, Nelson

Queens Gardens, Nelson

Queens Gardens, Nelson

Queens Gardens, Nelson

Queens Gardens, Nelson

And my favourite spot of all: the WOW Museum – World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars.

WOW Museum

WOW Museum

After organising tickets to the World of Wearable Art Show in Wellington later this year I got so excited when I decided to visit Nelson – where it all began! I figured the museum would have a few cool exhibitions, but I didn’t realise that it would house so many of the fashion pieces from the exhibition the year prior! It was a colourful, textile, recyclable, exciting experience to enjoy.

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They even had an AV room where you could sit and literally watch last years show!

Being a creative graphic and digital designer I felt so inspired by what I saw there. I even thought about entering the show sometime in the future! Realistically I doubt I’d have the experience or talent to quite measure up to the direction the future pieces are heading in. They were all so imaginative and incredible. The designers and artists really must put so much time and effort their work.

If you’re visiting Nelson with a guy, then shuffle them over to the Classic Car Museum next door – it’s pretty impressive too, even if I’m not that into cars!

Red Bull - Classic Cars

Red Bull – Classic Cars Museum

I highly recommend visiting the World of Wearable Art Museum if you ever visit Nelson, it’s a great experience to round off all the incredible local scenery with a bit of art and culture.

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