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Address: Highway 3 / Mountain Road, 1 km south of Stratford, 4393, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 6-765 5399
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A trip down memory lane

An interesting collection of early housing and business life. A credit to a small local community. Brought back many memories as well as insightful of how our early ancestors lived

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
gorgle
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Thames, New Zealand
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Thames, New Zealand
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting collection of early housing and business life. A credit to a small local community. Brought back many memories as well as insightful of how our early ancestors lived

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Thank gorgle
Lyttelton, New Zealand
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited the excellent Tawhiti Museum further down the road & colonial museums like Ferrymead in Christchurch, we found this village fairly average but appreciated the effort made by the local community to preserve local buildings and representation of an early Taranaki town. We chose not to do the train ride but families with children would enjoy this option. Staff... More 

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Thank HelenJG786
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Wonderful place to visit and spend time wandering around the village, picnic on the lawn and riding the train. Highly recommend.

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Thank ShonaAnn
New Plymouth
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Very little looks like it's been done professionally as a lot of it has been donated by primary school kids (faces drawn on plastic plates etc) It would be acceptable if it was free but there's far better attractions in Taranaki.

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Thank ShayColman
Auckland, New Zealand
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Most of the buildings here are well restored & faithful versions of how people lived not that long ago. The lady at the counter was very helpful. and we managed to fit into the little train and have a ride around the village twice . Cost of entry is reasonable, and there's small extra charge for the train. Didn't use... More 

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Thank lorri14nz
Auckland, New Zealand
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72 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

We weren't intending to stop here, thinking it wouldn't be 'our kind of thing', but the café seemed to be the only place open on a bank holiday. The toasted sandwiches were fabulous, but it also gave us time to stick our noses over the fence to see (some of) what was there. It looked fascinating so, although time was... More 

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Thank DitchDiver
Feilding, New Zealand
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Visiting this place was very enjoyable. I love how it looks just like a litte township. The size of the two smaller houses blew me away. The hospital was very good too. The grounds were kept very well too. Don't get a fright from the dummies! The police man seemed to be the "scariest" to me! Nice day out.

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Thank Robyn_256
Rockhampton, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

A nice way to while away the afternoon looking at how things were years ago. The buildings are well maintained and well laid out. There is a train you can hop aboard and circe the village for a bit extra cost. The entry price is reasonable. There are picnic areas as well as an onsite cafe.

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Thank QueenstownGroupy
Atherton, Australia
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

A wonderful collection of period buildings, exhibits, antiques and collectables in this outdoor museum. Open everyday from 10-4pm, which is a bonus as so many attractions are only open on certain days of the week and typically not on the day you are traveling through! The admission fees are very reasonable and the train ride a bit of fun and... More 

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Thank Shaz959
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

Popped in here to fill in time before heading to lunch, so much to see and it is all very Interesting, need a few hours as we ran out of time. Cafe next door really good too.

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