EXTENSIVE PRIVATE COLLECTION
Father and son Geoff and Bernard Harmon have a passion for cars and an outcome of this is that Harmons Motor Museum was established in 2017. The building it occupies was purchased from Mitre 10 after the Kaikoura Earthquake in 2016. Geoff and Bernard Harmon purchased it intending to use it to store their ever-increasing Classic Car collection. They realised there was a need for more land-based attractions in Kaikoura and decided they could share their passion with the public; the idea of the Motor Museum began.
AT HARMON'S MOTOR MUSEUM
WHAT YOU'LL SEE
AMERICAN BEAUTIES AND CLASSIC KIWI ICONS
Our extensive collection includes classic and some rare American beauties and Kiwi icons that we know and love.
- American classics from the 50s & 60s
- Iconic English cars
- You may see ‘the car we had when we were growing up’
STEP BACK 70 YEARS TO THE KAIKOURA WEST END
We’ve recreated a scaled replica of the main street of Kaikoura – the West End. Included are some of the important buildings that are now gone.
- Adelphi Hotel
- The Vegie Shop
- The Sports Shop
TRASH FASHION KAIKOURA - GUEST EXHIBITION
The Recycled Trash Fashion Show has been running since 2001 and is Kaikoura’s premier entertainment event. The exhibit showcases a selection of the winning costumes from years gone.
- Costume displays
- Be astounded at the innovation and creativity involved in creating the costumes
MORE DISPLAYS ARE PLANNED
With room for growth, we have plans for additional themed displays.
- Watch this space…!
ENJOY THE MOTOR MUSEUM
BRING A JACKET
Our large museum display area is not heated and can be chilly in the cooler months. Bring a jersey or jacket to make your visit enjoyable.