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Address: 63 East Road, Te Awanga, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 6-875 0561
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A unique personal collection of over 400 Classic British cars, commercials...

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 like. Volunteer cleaners very welcome!

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My husband really wanted to check this out but I didn’t think I would enjoy it. I was so wrong, I would’ve stayed longer than he did. The cars are fascinating and there are other... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chloe W
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Feilding, New Zealand
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Feilding, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband really wanted to check this out but I didn’t think I would enjoy it. I was so wrong, I would’ve stayed longer than he did. The cars are fascinating and there are other relics scattered around the museum. We were lucky enough to chat to the owner Ian, who was the most kind genuine man who reminded me... More 

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Thank Chloe W
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing a review, Chloe. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and do hope you will come again next time you are in the Bay. More 

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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there while visiting Napier leaving my wife in town to do some shopping All but one of the cars are owned by the owner and there is a great variety. Of British cars Owning a Jensen my favorites were the Jensen Healy and the mini mokes The owner was friendly and only to happy to give you information... More 

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Thank Robin K
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the museum and taking the trouble to write a review, Robin - much appreciated! Do come again. More 

Caloundra, Australia
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328 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Visited Friday 9th September. What a great collection of British cars from a bygone era. A credit to the owner who is very passionate about collecting these cars. It's great to see them all lined up and various makes/models of the main cars made over the years. You could spend hours in there looking at them all.

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1 Thank Michael-4551
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks Michael ...glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Levin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Recently visited this Museum after reading a review about it in a magazine. Well worth a visit if you are in this area. There are over 400 British Cars and the owner was most informative and is very proud of his cars. Photos are allowed so recommend you take your camera. Spent about 2 hours there

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Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for visiting and taking the time to write a review More 

Auckland Central, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Loving the classic cars, and other vintage memorabilia. So many cars packed in the, a real history lesson.

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Thank oklima
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for coming to see Ian's collection and taking the time and trouble to write a review. Delighted you enjoyed your visit. More 

Gold Coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We nearly drove past but so glad we stopped. This place is amazing! I didn't know what to expect as hadn't looked into it but yes, WOW! Ian was very friendly too. A must visit if you are in Hawkes Bay

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Thank Lynley C
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review Lynley - very pleased you enjoyed your visit. Do come again as Ian is still adding new cars on a regular basis! More 

Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

We travelled to Napier/Hastings from Singapore for the reason of visiting this car museum and we were glad we did. If you're a british car enthusiast, this is your mecca. We've visited other car museums but have never seen such a wide range. Simply awesome. Meeting Ian was such a delight too, as we learn of his collections especially of... More 

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Thank Sue2416
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming so far to see Ian's collection and for taking the time and trouble to write a review; Ian is all about people and really appreciates it. Do keep an eye on our Facebook page and our website for news and pictures as new cars continue to join the collection. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Housed in a huge farm shed, it is easy to drive past and not notice. If you do enter, Wow! So many cars packed closely together. Almost all post war, and mainly from 60s and 70s, a true trip down memory lane. Well worth the stop, and important to allocate 2-3 hours to experience NZ car history.

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Thank Neil R
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for writing a review Neil - very pleased you enjoyed your visit! Do come again as we are adding new cars to the collection all the time. More 

Chiang Mai
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66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Spent two hours wondering around this incredible collection of cars. In absolute awe of how he fits them all in! Was a very last minute find but well worth stopping in to say gday to Ian!

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Thank Andrew C
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Andrew - Ian was very pleased to meet you too. There's nothing he likes more than a good chat with fellow car enthusiasts! More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

This was a great little find! It was a last minute decision to go and we loved it. There are loads of cars from the UK in varying states of repair. They have generally been arranged by type. You can get close to many and have a good look inside. The guy running the museum is in a motorised wheel... More 

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Thank 1107nikki
Paul S, Public Relations Manager at British Car Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review - Ian Hope enjoyed meeting you and is very pleased you had a good time looking around his collection; do please visit again next time you are in the Bay. More 

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