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Address: Corner State Hwy 2 & Lyon Sts, Featherston, New Zealand
Phone Number: 06 308 9379
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A wonderful little museum in Featherston

We were staying in Martinborough and travelled the short distance to Featherston to visit the Fell Locomotive Museum. The receptionist/ volunteer guide was very warm and welcoming... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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58 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We were staying in Martinborough and travelled the short distance to Featherston to visit the Fell Locomotive Museum. The receptionist/ volunteer guide was very warm and welcoming and because the museum was very quiet he was able to spend quite some time showing us around. The Fell Locomotive was magnificent, as was the Guard Van which was also on display.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We went with a large family group - grandparents, 3 sets of parents and 6 children ranging in age from 5 to 11. To be honest, the adult females in the group were expecting not to enjoy it, but we all came away with good impressions. Displays are detailed and informative, with many photographs. We spent much time examining the... More 

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Dunedin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Went with my railway crazy son thinking we'd be spending only a little time there, but it was a fascinating museum. The film which puts it all into context is also an enthraling piece of social history. The locomotive and brake van beautifully preserved form a fine centrepiece with fine models, maps and photographs Excellent memento of an important piece... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Corner State Hwy 2 & Lyon Sts, Featherston, New Zealand
Phone Number: 06 308 9379
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wairarapa  >  Featherston

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