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Yaldhurst Museum of Transport and Science

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Recommend if in the area

Good place to visit with your family, good cafe and is very interesting with a large variety of... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
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Rangiora, New Zealand
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I showed my friend this place last week and they love it! Such an old school fashion. A lots of fun... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
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Oct 2, 2018
“Recommend if in the area”
Oct 1, 2018
“Friends visit ”
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Yaldhurst Museum is a hidden gem, just 20 minutes from Christchurch city centre. Our display of Classic cars spans 101 years, our historic racing cars forms part of a fascinating collection of over 150 vehicles from horse and buggy to classic cars...more
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26 School Road | Yaldhurst, Christchurch 7676, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

I loved this museum for it's take on New Zealand's history. Some exhibits are indoors and look like they have been well used, which gives them a more historical feel. The outdoor exhibits are deteriorating and as you look at them you feel like an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steven T
Wander814678, Manager at Yaldhurst Museum of Transport and Science, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Thank you for your kind word we will see if we can address the issue you raise about space.

Reviewed October 5, 2018

Tons of cool vehicles, and unlike most places there are quite a few that you can climb on and play around with. They also have a bunch of other things there like print machines and wagons, as well as a cafe attached with coffee and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Wander814678, Manager at Yaldhurst Museum of Transport and Science, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Thank you for your kind words.

Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

My family throughly enjoyed the variety and atmosphere on offer at the Yaldhurst Transport Museum. Not only was there a fascinating mix of cars, trucks and fire engines on display but also a fabulous room of printing equipment, typewriters, old computers which was an added...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank christyellis2005
Wander814678, Manager at Yaldhurst Museum of Transport and Science, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Hi, thank you so much for your kind words about our museum we hope to see you here again.

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Good place to visit with your family, good cafe and is very interesting with a large variety of different things to look at highly recommended

Date of experience: October 2018
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Wander814678, Manager at Yaldhurst Museum of Transport and Science, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you for your kind words :)

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

very clean and welcoming place enjoyed it very much and so did the family would recommend this place

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 480mickey
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

I showed my friend this place last week and they love it! Such an old school fashion. A lots of fun things for kids to do.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Guide821493
Reviewed March 15, 2018

Love the range of exhibits - cars computers, print press, old machines - from days gone by, particularly the horse drawn carriage room. And, the period cafe with great coffee and food.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank HeatherT2359
Yaldhurst M, General Manager at Yaldhurst Museum of Transport and Science, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Thanks for your feedback we appreciate your support and good word.

Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Lots of junk lying around, some old cars and fire engines, thrown randomly in some sheds. Embarrassed show overseas visitors around and having to pay $20 per person.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Yaldhurst M, General Manager at Yaldhurst Museum of Transport and Science, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

We are sorry you did not find our museum interesting, we have hundreds of items spanning 200 + years of transportation laid out in 4 specific buildings not " thrown randomly in some sheds ". Again we are sorry you did not enjoy you visit.

Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

This has some amazing old vehicle's and toys to look at a great place to go the price is a bit steep but if u have a entertainment book it's buy one get one free admission there's a big area for small kids to play...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Having visited provincial Museums in other towns (and countries) I was staggered by manner in which the exhibits in this facility have been parked and forgotten. While the sign promised a Museum I actually felt like I was visiting a dumping ground for stuff nobody...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Yaldhurst M, General Manager at Yaldhurst Museum of Transport and Science, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

We are sorry to read you disappointing review of our museum. Our cafe is closed on Monday's and our web site and signage reflects this. Our buildings are 50 + years old and we believe add to the character of our museum not detract from...More

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