Classics Museum, Hamilton

4.2
#4 of 23 in Museums in Waikato Region
Specialty Museum Museum
Go back in time at Classics Museum, dedicated to the cool, slick designs of yesteryear. The museum specializes in classic cars, with everything from the J40 Austin pedal car to the 1974 Fiat 124 Sports Spider. However, the real emphasis lies with retro aesthetics, encompassing automobiles and beyond. Traditional toys and vintage pinball machines complete the look of the museum's exhibit space, while the 1950s-themed diner serves up all things American. By using our Hamilton vacation builder, you can arrange your visit to Classics Museum and other attractions in Hamilton.
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  • Lovely little museum to visit but the cost is a bit pricey for entry. We had lunch there and enjoyed the American nostalgia. Order banana split but not like ones in US, but still good. Enjoyed the atm...  more »
  • We decided on a day out to visit the diner and the attached museum. We were hoping for an at least 30 min visit (website had stated 60-90 min) as the price was $40 (family 2 adults 2 children) and I h...  more »
  • as a classic and vintage car fan the Classic Museum is a must see. The diner, fifties style is worth a visit on its own let alone the cars and memorabilia featured.  more »
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  • A very beautiful museum with a very nice extensive car collection. Very enthusiastic owner. Bring your Dutch guilders and quarters for the pinball-machine. Hours of fun of car history and technique.
  • Popular place for CSC vans stopping over in Hamilton. Handy to central area
  • Its free parking but no toilets Nice cafe free WiFi new building being put up at rear but does not disrupt. Campers Campers must be self contained. Take all rubbish away when you .leave
  • I love it here because we can stay for free in our motorhome. Also the diner is great. Nice food and friendly staff!
  • Very interesting collection of cars. Well worth the visit. Lovely 60s style dinner Caffè as well.

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