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Address: 68 McKinstry Avenue | Te Ore Ore, Masterton 5886, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 6-378 6710
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Private Collection of Vintage & Veteran Cars, motorcycles &...

Private Collection of Vintage & Veteran Cars, motorcycles & automobilia displayed to resemble a 1930's country garage. This includes an extensive collection of garage equipment, signs, tools & manuals. All vehicles on display are in driveable condition. An extensive collection of original period clothing (1870 - 1970) is rotated every 3 months & the displays are changed accordingly - this includes wedding gowns, evening gowns, daywear, accessories etc.

All visitors are greeted & taken on a tour of the complex - which also includes gardens & craft shop.

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Cars, normally bore me to death. Not this place.

For a non petrol-head this place is a revelation. For a history buff , a delight. The vintage verhicles are so beautifully renovated, they positively shine. Each car has models... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
susana d
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

For a non petrol-head this place is a revelation. For a history buff , a delight. The vintage verhicles are so beautifully renovated, they positively shine. Each car has models inside dressed in the required period costumes. Pointon has been indulging his passion for years. He loves his cars so much he prefers NOT to go far on Holidays "... More 

Thank susana d
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

So glad we were delayed in town due to the earthquake and found the collection to have a look around. Great collection and even greater people to show you around! Heaps of motoring memorabilia and old tools etc aswell as some imaculately restored vintage cars all of which are in running condition and driven at local rallies and events. Nice... More 

Thank Keith C
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

We visited this museum during a recent visit to Masterton. It was very cool in the middle of Winter, but we had jackets and gloves! It is an amazing collection of vintage cars, models and clothing. There is also a small stall of handicrafts where I purchased a lovely cushion. The lady was very informative and the cars were well... More 

Thank sueabc1
Masterton, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

Great collection of old cars and friendly people, Wife enjoyed the women's period fashion clothes. A trip back into the past.

Thank Robyn M
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

mrs Pointon gave us a guided tour around the museum, giving us as much history and detail as we wanted. She has a display of mannequins that are dressed up in different eras of fashion from the 1920's to the 1940's and she changes them every season. All cars are in working order in the main shed and others are... More 

Thank white0nes
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

Well worth dropping in on this place. Our grandson love it. I have recommended a visit o friends. The display were much more comprehensive than I expected.

Thank Celtic_wanderers
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

So much memorabilia, well presented and maintained. Very interesting outing, I would recommend to all ages.

Thank Technogrannye P
Whakatane, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 March 2015

This smaller more personal museum with working cars and wonderful additions of mannequin's dressed in period clothing both in display areas, and in and around the cars makes this museum enjoyable for both men and women. The building most of the cars are in was once a barracks for WW1 soldiers, then Polish orphans who came to NZ after WW2... More 

Thank Karen W
North Blenheim, New York
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Reviewed 9 February 2015

This guy knows his stuff and has some beautiful cars. His wife is also so friendly and its obvious you are part of a lifelong love of cars. Well worth it.

Thank 244henz
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 January 2015

Very nice to be shown around by Gaye and have the opportunity to chat with Francis. We're not really into the car scene - but enjoyed our visit. Lots of associated memorabilia - brought back childhood memories.

Thank John S

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