British Car Museum, Te Awanga

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  • 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....  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • If you are British and mid 50's or older you'll walk around saying you drove one, your parents drove one or a relative drove one. And you'll no doubt love this place as we did. It's not a place for children. You shouldn't touch anything but nothing stops you, the lines of sight are bad and there are lots of places little ones can disappear (most likely retuning several hours later covered in oil and grease). This isn't a museum it's a place where a LOT of old British cars are stored and someone has kindly given the public access to see it. The cars are packed and stacked in and while there is space to get through safely, there isn't the room to fully appreciate each car. There is limited information on each car so if you want more talk to Ian, the owner, or Google it.
  • Quaint is the key word. Worth a look if you are into cars. A huge private collection of some 500 British cars crammed into a large shed. The eccentric owner is harmless just make sure you keep an eye over your shoulder or he might accidentally knock you off your feet as he enjoys zooming around the narrow lanes on his mobility scooter.
  • Amazing experience. Cars everywhere! Up, down, left, right. Huge range and lots of Morris Minors. A British car enthusiast would love this place. Very modest entry fee, and a great owner who nips around on his scooter, showing you the various british antiques he has aside from cars. On the uper floor he had old automatic pianos, among hundreds of cute things that I can't remember. Definitely worth visiting because even the kids would be entertained by many of the things he has to offer.
  • Really cool place, the cars this guy has collected is mind blowing, from Morris minors to a mini Ute this place has them all, I would recommend checking it out if you are into your car's but if cars don't interest you then maybe pass on this unless you have some spare time
  • Awesome collection of rare vintage cars. 450+ cars. I wish I could sit inside any car & feel the ride which is not allowed 😀
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