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Visiting Classic Car Museum in Hamilton
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The search for the ultimate destination ends if you are a car lover at the extraordinary and idyll place of Hamilton, The Classic Car Museum. With a Jukebox, the Bel-air lounge, classic exhibits, Petrol Memorabilia, and fascinating enclosure; it offers you a unique experience that is very refreshing and new.

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Insights of Classic Car Museum

Insights of Classic Car Museum

Exhibits

Exhibits

Located in the heart of Hamilton, the Classic Car Museum is the pride of the city with its elegant car exhibitions. They are not just cars, but more than that. With more than one hundred cars, the vast collection includes petrol memorabilia, pumps, tin, oil bottles, and signs. From 1918 to 1987, from Cadillac, Auburn, Bel-air, all the classics are found here. You can watch the tiny three-wheeled cars 'Messerschmitt' displayed at the corner of the hall. The museum had restored a local school bus from 1937 of Hamilton named Bedford bus'. The fascinating cars of the medieval era take its visitors back to the 50's.

Petrol Memorabilia

Petrol Memorabilia

Enamel signs, tins, oil bottles, pumps and more. Petrol Memorabilia represents the history of cars. You can observe the development in material and design over the past years. It features the first petrol company in New Zealand named 'Big Tree' garage with tools and signs.

Motorbikes and Scooters

Motorbikes and Scooters

There is something for everyone, whether you love cars or bikes, The Classic Museum possesses plenty for you. From vintage bikes to wicker baskets, from 1940's cruisers to 180's racing machines, it features motorbikes and scooters too. You can have a glimpse of the fascinating and impeccable design and engineering artwork of three Indian motorcycles from the era of 1929 to 1941.

Lounge and Dine

Lounge and Dine

Accord your dear ones and guests to a mind-boggling experience to remember! The Museum offers a fantastic location for corporate events, gala dinners, cocktail parties, and wedding ceremonies. The theme from 1950's will blow your mind. 'Jukebox Diner' is an onsite cafeteria that is thirteen meters tall with Wurlitzer Jukebox replicas of 50's featuring images of popular movies and rock n roll stars and old-time musicians. The giant statues and portrays of Betty Boop, Abba, and Elvis fascinate the visitors. This cafeteria has everything to subside your hunger. Food ranging from breakfast to tempting snacks, and scrumptious ice cream to succulent beverages, from sizzling pizza to grilled smokey bacon and luscious burger to appetising pasta. It serves everything in its rich ambiance and cool enclosure. With the capacity for holding hundred people at a time, the 'Belair Lounge' provides an outlook of the museum with its delicious and tasty treats.

Insider Tips

How to Get Tickets?

Book the tickets for the Classic Museum through this website and get fantastic offers and the best deals. Pre-book to avoid inconvenience.

How To Get Around?

You can explore the Classic Museum on foot.

What Should I Wear?

Pack the apparels which suit your mood and choice. You can prefer neutral colours which perfectly match with the bottoms, accessories, and footwear. You can also prefer shiny, vibrant and bright colours. Dark jeans or pants with a camisole and button-down shirt will look fantabulous. Wear comfortable shoes or stylish sandals. Carry plenty of winter outfits and warm clothes for December and January months. In addition to these, you can also pack an umbrella, sunglasses, sunscreen, a scarf and a sling bag for keeping essentials. Carry sanitisers, tissues, and personal care products with you.

Facts

Best Time to Visit

The visiting hours of the Classic Museum of Hamilton are between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. Museum and Jukebox Diner closes at 3:00 pm on public holidays. It allows its last entry till 3:30 pm on regular visiting days. However, September to May is best to explore the city. These months offer a soothing climate with fascinating scenic beauty and blooming greenery.

Currency

New Zealand Dollars.

Will I Need a Guide?

No. This website provides enough information that you will require for this tour.

How To Get There?

Hamilton Airport is the main gateway with several domestic airlines. Fly with any of the flights which suit you the best. The city is famous for its high-speed trains connecting the majority of southern hemisphere cities. Trans Scenic welcomes various rails from its neighbouring countries. You can also grab the bus for an economic trip. However, the best way to get around the city is through taxis and cabs. Prefer to hire a taxi or a self-driven vehicle for a leisure tour. Avoid using the car in tourist hot spots, especially on weekends. Hamilton provides rental bikes in expansive bike lanes across the city. Moreover, it is easy to explore the nearby attractions on foot.

Additional Info

Classic Car Museum is a fantabulous destination spot to explore. It offers plenty of exhibits, displays, and events to enjoy with full zest and zeal. Try to book the tickets online for the Classic Car Museum as it will save your time and money. The visitors above the age of five years will be charged entry fees. Museum tickets allow you to access the café, gift shops, restrooms, library, and exhibit galleries. Carry eatery and drinks with you inside the Museum. You will find restaurants and cafes inside. But it is forbidden to consume food and beverages inside the exhibition halls. Do not touch the exhibits and displays. Help the museum department to keep it safe. It strictly prohibits monopods, tripods, flashes or photography. However, you can carry cell phones and cameras inside the museum but you should not use them in the exhibition areas. Moreover, it is advisory to download the official app of the museum in your cell phone from Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Prefer to have less money, make payments through online mode but be careful.

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