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A great blast from the past

This is a historic replica of how life was in a village during the1880's and 1930's. Opened to the... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Michael B
So much Potential

This has the making of a great attraction. We went on a Monday and it was very quite but all you... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
Sydney, Australia
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87 Atawhai Drive | Brooklands, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Founders Park whilst in Nelson. The entrance is through a windmill - interesting concept. A lovely sunny day to visit and walk around. Whilst some houses/buildings are being upgraded/refurbished we found the place well worth the time. Spoke a volunteer painting at the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a huge amount of interesting stuff to see and is laid out attractively. The old brewery has been recently replaced with a new restaurant serving local beers and good food. From Nelson it fits in well to walk to centre of NZ...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

The only thing that that sets this area apart is the architecture and structure of the buildings of a culture that once was.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank William M
Reviewed October 27, 2018

We went to an event at this venu. Day of the dead. It had been widly advertised in local media with an entry fee of $6.15. By tickets on line and avoid the lines they said. What they didn't bother saying is that you will...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Departure818485, Manager at Founders Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We are only the venue and not the event organizer for The Day of the Dead and so are not involved in the marketing or organization of the event. I will pass your feedback on to the event organizer.

Reviewed September 25, 2018

This is a historic replica of how life was in a village during the1880's and 1930's. Opened to the public in 1986, it is only a short walk from down town Nelson and worth the visit if you have the time, there is also street...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed September 23, 2018

This has the making of a great attraction. We went on a Monday and it was very quite but all you could do was walk around the buildings. Interesting but! I understand that on weekends they have people dressed up in period costume and that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Another hidden gem in Nelson, a must for visitors and locals alike, you can even take a train ride here :)

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Rose22Nelson
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Being Resident you can enter the park free. It's always a pleasure to walk through, around , get in the buildings, discover new things, people, plants with the spring feeling. Staff is very nice and listening when you tell then about something needing fixing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Comptoir42
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

What a great look into the past. The original town of Nelson has been preserved here, and as you wander through you can see how it was once upon a time. Fascinating place to wander and explore and as an added bonus there are local...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Y1797LQmaryw
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Plenty to see here, with beautifully presented buildings from the area's past. Sadly, nowhere to get a coffee or a bite to eat as the outlets were closed.

Date of experience: July 2018
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