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“Great place to visit”

Ferrymead Heritage Park
Ranked #41 of 260 things to do in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The park is comprised of an Edwardian township, which includes buildings from a church and a police house to a bakery and a railway station, as well as an exhibition area.
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We went as a family - 2 adults, 3 children. The kids had all been before with school and are aged between 8-14 and they all loved it just as much second time round. The staff were all great, super friendly and full of interesting information. The only issue was we didn't leave enough time! We will be back!

Thank LegalAlien2011
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Ferrymead Heritage Park is a reconstructed colonial village complete with tramway where you can find interesting stuff. Check it out.

Thank joanadventure
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

My partner suggested we have a look at this place because we had never visited before. I was not sure what to expect, but I was certainly not disappointed. This is a re-created Edwardian village that really depicts how life was in settler times in Christchurch. Being able to enter the houses and see what they were like is a real treat. The staff were very informative and friendly as we wandered through each property. We also enjoyed wandering through the post shop which has an enormous collection of old phones extending right through to modern times. That was certainly a trip down memory lane.
We took a tram ride and our driver was very entertaining. He took us down to the work shop where they restore old trams and buses. Seeing an old tram converted to a batch was interesting too.
There are various sheds and hangars around where you can also see old vehicles, fire trucks and a number of aeroplanes. The volunteers who spend time here restoring these treasures from the past are to be commended and supported.
As we were leaving a wedding was taking place at the little church. It was a fitting end to hours of enjoyable browsing and learning. Well worth a visit!

Thank SWGH123
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

We have friends in town and they have never been to the south island for a holiday! So we started with something to ease them into the tourist mode and went to the Heritage Park. It was 20 years since we last visited and I must say it did not disappoint! The volunteers at this venue want a Queens Service medal for maintaining this piece of history in all its glory! I had a conversation with one of the volunteers and given his age and skill he should be teaching the youngsters of today what he knows and how to preserve the skills, as when he and his offsider depart this mortal coil their skill and experience goes with them. Yes the role will have limited use, but still a skill like that lineman had should be preserved. The government should be kicking in to help this park be preserved, the only other one at this level is Tauranga and I was told it has been closed maybe never to open again!
5 star attraction for you history buffs, get out there and support it! Cheap as chips for a day out!

Thank kiwi353
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

A reconstructed colonial village complete with tramway and railway. The tramway works everyday the museum is open but the railway only on Sundays. The entry fee goes up on the day that you can ride the train. Getting there without your own car is an adventure. Taxi are exorbitant but the 28 bus is very cheap if you don't mind a 15 minute walk from the stop. Request to extent the bus service has fallen on deaf council ears.

Thank rogerrobert98
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