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Founders Park

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Address: 87 Atawhai Drive | Brooklands, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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+64 3-548 2649

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Lovely Setting

Interesting place to visit and we had great weather the day we went so tried the beer tasting on offer there and pleasantly surprised.Summer time they have train rides on offer... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went to founders park with the kids. Spent a couple of hours walking round (its bigger than I had at first expected) - lots of interpretation covering the history of just about everything. The kids favourite was the old bus depot, and I thought you gained a real sense of place by having all the historic buildings gathered together.... More 

Thank loocieloo2017
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6 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Founders Park on a Saturday around midday on a very cold day, was not at all busy ... in fact, we felt as though we had it mostly to ourselves! We had a lovely stroll around the grounds, browsing through the gorgeous shops, soaking up the history, wondering at the heritage and admiring the labour of love invested in the... More 

Thank AlyDuff
Mapua, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

lots to see especially if you want to be transferred into some historic times, great foods and drinks there, and historic items from what used to be made by people

Thank Andreas4321
Sydney, Australia
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102 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place. They had so many little buildings that took you back in time with the memorabilia. We spent hours here exploring. There is even an old freighter plane that you can go inside.

Thank catchfab
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved Founders Park it's a great place for the whole family. Lots of fun for little ones, plenty of opportunities for imaginative low tech play. The buildings are beautiful and well maintained. The food in the cafe was really delicious and now on the first Friday in the month there is a great selection of different foods from food... More 

Thank AnitaSW2011
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting place to visit and we had great weather the day we went so tried the beer tasting on offer there and pleasantly surprised.Summer time they have train rides on offer which weren't going this time of year but that was ok by us.Broad range of history on offer so something there for everyone I feel including children.

1 Thank stirling614
Banjar, Indonesia
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67 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outdoor walk around museum, it was great. Lots to see and do. They have little shops were you can watch people working and making things. Lots of things for children. While we were there the kids were making a city from cardboard boxes. Nice way to spend a half day or longer.

Thank David L
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with young family. It was interesting enough for all of us. We ended the visit at the brewery while the kids played on the playground. Perfect

Thank hallidayfamily
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome way to know abour history of Nelson and have a frw beera after. Great walk just by the water front to get there. Really recommended to everyone.

Thank Leticia S
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Our family of three spent a good number of hours here viewing the exhibits which were great. We had a train ride, spoke to the sailmaker who worked on the America cup and had lunch which was Lovely. My other half also had the beer taster platter... Well worth the visit

Thank Helen W

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