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Founders Park

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

This was much better than I expected. Lots to do and see, interesting exhibits. Plenty to keep the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
55skippy95
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London, United Kingdom
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A step back in time

Very interesting place. The buildings reflected a bygone era, bringing back many memories of... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Vic H
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Katikati, New Zealand
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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87 Atawhai Drive | Brooklands, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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+64 3-548 2649
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was much better than I expected. Lots to do and see, interesting exhibits. Plenty to keep the children amused and generally and all round great place to visit. The price was very good for families.

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Very interesting place. The buildings reflected a bygone era, bringing back many memories of childhood especially in the store. Sadly we visited in the 'off season' and not all the buildings were open. We need to re-visit.

Thank Vic H
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Sadly all that investment is a waste of money. Could be have more publicity and bring more people to visit the place. Is a beauty little town but empty and bore. The council needs to take action of this place and do their best with...More

Thank Antonieta V
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

This a wonderful collection of shops and businesses that people worked in the late 1800s. It is well spread out with a train ride available at certain times of the day/year. Something for the young and old. A café is open part of the day...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We tried to go today but we were told we couldn’t pay with a credit card. We are from Melbourne and only have our travel cards which need to go through as credit. So we couldn’t go. They don’t have an ATM at the entrance...More

Thank AlyshaHarrison
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

The only place to get food and drink is at the entrance. The cafe in the park is for sale and is closed. Very small choice of drinks and nothing of any nutritional value is available. Exhibits where ok.

Thank Edward R
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Fabulous spot with beautiful old buildings, old train, old busses, planes old printing press and so much more. Great fun for kids and adults. We spent 2 h exploring around. Would recommend.

Thank Maja M
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We enjoyed visiting the historic old buildings with a wealth of artifacts and historical information. A couple of good audio-visual presentations showing the history of Nelson. Fabulous 'ships in bottles' collection. Great history of transportation in the last two centuries. Lovely gardens surrounding World Wars...More

Thank canadakate_11
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our stroll around Founders Park although were disappointed to discover we couldn't end our time here due to the brewery now being closed! Regardless, it's an interesting place and well worth the minimal entry fee.

Thank Emsy22
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

A minimal entrance charge for non NZ residents and plenty of space to stroll at your leisure. Lots of history and buildings moved from some other areas in Nelson, a coffee shop and juice bar available. For the children a train rums a short distance...More

Thank Keithbath D
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