Museums in New Zealand
The Autohaven Collection is home to some of the world’s rarest and most sought after vehicles, including a 1930 Cadillac V-16, a 1962 Jaguar E-type and a 2022 Rolls-Royce Phantom. There is a nice assortment of exciting motorcycles as well.
Reputedly the largest private collection of its type in the world:
- Over 300 trucks and 150 petrol bowsers
- Significant Henry Ford collection
- Vast array of motoring memorabilia
"Over 100 cars and more... Our collection encompasses a range of interests including an extensive collection of petrol memorabilia - enamel signs, pumps, tins and oil bottles. There is something Classic for the whole family, we cater for a wide range of interests with vintage toys, pedal cars and scenes from early New Zealand."
Every year hundreds of visitors from all around the world journey to E Hayes and Sons' Invercargill store for one reason - to see a remarkable vintage motorcycle with their own eyes and stand in the presence of a legend. It’s a legend that tells a story of passion and determination to develop a motorcycle to its full potential - beyond what would even seem possible. It’s the story of ‘The World’s Fastest Indian’. The legend of Burt Munro.
The Geraldine Vintage Car and Machinery Museum is the finest of its type in the Southern Hemisphere. On display are vintage cars, vintage tractors, vintage farm machinery and plenty of other interesting things.
The Highlands Museum is home to the some of the rarest cars in NZ motorsport history but also some hidden gems that include an authentic American sheriff’s patrol car, a larger than life Transformer’s Bumblebee action figure on display and even several arcade driving games.
A purpose built building on a farm houses Richard Holler's unique Ford collection.
Matthews Vintage Collection is set in Northland's beautiful Doubtless Bay. Accumulated and restored by Winston, an avid vintage enthusiast over the last 50 years, the museum covers yesterday's finest- farm machinery, vintage cars and household items.