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Address: Corner State Hwy 2 & Lyon Sts, Featherston, New Zealand
Phone Number: 06 308 9379
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very historical and informative

This is a great stop to learn so much about the wee fell engines and the history of the rimutaka train track. The movie is very worthwhile to give a very good overview before... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Shelley M
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great stop to learn so much about the wee fell engines and the history of the rimutaka train track. The movie is very worthwhile to give a very good overview before looking at the many exhibits. The lady manning the door sales was so helpful, friendly and informative. Would highly recommendthis attraction.

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Thank Shelley M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the fell locomotive museum today. It's only a small museum, but has lots and lots of information about the locomotives and the history of the rimutaka incline. For a small museum, it can take a good hour or more to view and read about the exhibits and the small shop was suprising good too. The staff are very helpful.... More 

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Thank loyalaznz
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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325 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a very special museum, staffed by volunteers, dedicated to preserve the FELL steam engine, the special steam engine to tackle the very steep gradient at Rimutaka Incline. Yes it is a history, starting more than 100 years ago when the engineers started to build very steep track 1 in 15 gradient over the Rimutaka Range between Summit and... More 

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Thank santo t
Melbourne, Australia
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261 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

The exhibits are in excellent condition, well restored, and well explained. The video is very thorough in the history and how things worked.

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Thank platypus150
Goulburn and Surrounds, Australia
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74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

A wonderful museum that gives a very good understanding of the mechanical workings of these engines and the effort they - and the people that worked on them - put into this region. Well worth a stop to learn more about NZL.

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Thank Farmer C
Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Firstly this is a small quaint museum with lots of info about this particular train system and dedicated staff who are passionate about their subject. Everything is lovingly preserved and happily explained. But if you have no interest in trains there is a nice garden to sit in and wait until he has examined everything inside! If you are a... More 

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Blenheim, Marlborough
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

I was rather surprised to find myself in a locomotive museum, normally it would not be my stuff at all. But this place was fascinating. Start with the short video, all original footage in black and white explaining the challenges of making a rail journey up the Rimutaka incline. The museum has the last remaining engine and a brake carriage... More 

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Thank helenthered
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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73 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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Thank TaiMarilyn
Dunedin
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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