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Fell Locomotive Museum

Corner State Hwy 2 & Lyon Sts, Featherston, New Zealand
06 308 9379
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Nelson, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

What a lovely museum. Have passed through many a time and not visited. The is was the beginning of several attractions/museums that started tying in the stories of the Rimutaka Incline and how there was the largest NZ army training camp in Featherston and how the trained men walked down the incline to Trentham Camp to set off to War.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

We rocked up at 2:28pm and the museum was due to close at 2:30. Keith allowed my 2yo son, wife and I admission to this fascinating piece of history. Keith was very informative which made the brief tour worthwhile. If you are visiting Featherston or just passing by, stop by to learn more about the local history and this amazing... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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96 reviews 96 reviews
32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

Having driven past this museum too many times we decided to give it a try. We found it really interesting. The engineering was of interest, but also the insight into the lives of those who operated the railway and the lost township which housed those working on this railway before the tunnel was built.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We took our 4- and 5-year olds there and they loved it! The visit is very interesting for the adults and there is lots for the kids to see so they don't get bored. The movie was great too. The staff (volunteers?) are passionate about their job and are always on hand to answer questions/tell anecdotes. It's the second time... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A really great experience and we loved the short film. The volunteer staff were very knowledgeable and helpful!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

for $5 its wort to see the Rumataki train track construction and operation video ... there are lots if old picture and paintings of the great railways in 19th century ... there is a very old steam engine built in early 1920's

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Wellington, New Zealand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The museum has a great collection of photos,videos, and artifacts of the last fell engine railway in commercial service on a main line railway in the world. The fell engine itself is presented in amazing condition, and is really interesting. Well worth an hour or so.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

An excellent Railway Museum showing the famous fully restored ‘Fell’ loco and brake-van used on the 3 rail Rimutaka Incline, New Zealand’s steepest railway line in use from 1878 to 1955. The Museum is excellent with model displays of the two railway towns at each end of the incline, where the trains were assembled or deconstructed There is also a... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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254 reviews 254 reviews
126 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

If you are in the region this is a must see particularly if you have come over the mountains from Wellington. This unique little museum has some wonderful memorabilia including some fantastic archive film of the times these unique trains used to haul coaches and passengers over the mountains. Fascinating system of geared drive system and heavy brake trucks. If... More 

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Featherston, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you are into Trains or anything mechanical , this is a must see. Only one of its type left in the world

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