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Southward Car Museum


The Southward Car Museum houses a collection of over 350 vehicles, as well as three aircraft and various other exhibits including motorcycles, bicycles, fire engine etc. The motor museum is run by a charitable trust, incorporated in 1972. The car museum is approximately an hour's drive from downtown Wellington and is situated between the North Island Main Trunk Railway to the west and State Highway 1 to the east. The car museum's collection includes Marlene Dietrich's 1934 Cadillac Town Cabriolet, a 1915 Stutz Indianapolis race car, gull-winged Mercedes-Benz, a 1950 Cadillac "gangster special" that belonged to gansgter Mickey Cohen, and an 1895 Benz Velo, imported to New Zealand in 1900.


Opening times: Every day: 9am– 4.3Opm Closed: Christmas Day and Good Friday


250 Otaihanga Road
Paraparaumu 5036
New Zealand

+64 4 297 1221