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Address: 168 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
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This is E. Hayes ans sons Hardware store also known as Hammer Hardware. It...

This is E. Hayes ans sons Hardware store also known as Hammer Hardware. It is where the famous Indian motorbike is kept. The display of old bikes and things from the past is well and truly worth seeing. The movie " The Fastest Indian" starred Anthony Hopkins.

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Wow what a Shop

We had read about Hayes and came across it by accident. Such a fabulous idea a hardware shop still in the same family displaying the cars motorbikes and other interesting things... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 December 2016
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Wow.... excellent attraction in E Hayes and Sons hardware store in the heart of Invercargill. Was passing through Invercargill and the girl serving us breakfast mentioned this place and where we could see Burt Munro's original bike. We were pleasantly surprised to see the huge displays of old motorbikes and vehicles as we wandered Around the store... and all Free... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We had read about Hayes and came across it by accident. Such a fabulous idea a hardware shop still in the same family displaying the cars motorbikes and other interesting things in a working shop. The staff member we spoke to was so knowledgeable of the history and family connections. Also knew a lot about the film. As the beach... More 

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Dublin
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

For some a trip to the hardware store means a weekend stuck fixing up the home,, but if ye are in Invercargill its worth it. This place not only has Burt Munro's 1920 indian chief ,, but an amazing collection of cars and bikes and a dedicated wall with offerings to the God Of Speed .... you would be crazy... More 

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Marlborough
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

A pleasant environment to reflect on the challenges of the Fastest Indian which still holds a world record.

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Thank Jay B
Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I was excited to see Burt Munro's Indian and other effects, but I was surprised at the extent of the motorcycle collection and the other historical items of all types, from engineering interests to NZ hardware and frontier items. Very friendly staff as well!

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Thank Angela B
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

awesome place to visit cant believe it was free was well layed out which made it interesting didnt know what you would find on the shelves amoungst the tools and hardware

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Thank craig_moule
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is a remarkable collection of memorabilia celebrating the life of Bert Munro. Also contains other vintage motor bikes and cars. Was better than I expected.

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Thank Garth B
Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

As other reviewers have said, this is a huge, working hardware store, plus outdoors section, camping, clothing, homewares, gifts and more, intersperced with the historical displays. Clean and well lit, with attentive, knowledagble staff, who are equally happy to just let you wander around. Much nicer than a Bunnings and way more interesting. And free.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

If you are remotely interested in motorcycles or motorsport then this store is a must to visit. Very impressive collection of motorcycles and machinery. As a hardware store it is pretty impressive also, they stock probably twice the range of a normal hardware store. Even my wife was happy to spend 45 minutes looking around the store.

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Red Cliffs, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

A hardware shop with a number of surprising twists, something for everyone. The feature is memorabilia associated with the Worlds Fastest Indian.

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