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Address: Corner State Hwy 2 & Lyon Sts, Featherston, New Zealand
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Take time to view the film which explains how the system works. Essential for all train enthusiasts.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take time to view the film which explains how the system works. Essential for all train enthusiasts.

Thank BluePoppyNZ
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Took my 5 year old grandchild to this attraction on Saturday. Was so much better than I ever imagined and really interesting And Campbell was welcomed given individual attention by the lady who was on duty allowed to ring the bell Was able to see inside the locomotive I would recommend this for all families Great work on restoration!!

Thank 737glenys
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

The guides make a visit to this museum worth a couple of hours of time - they are knowledgeable and proud of the history of this particular part of NZ rail history. They can tell stories about each piece of equipment and make it come alive for young visitors. There is a short film to watch which explains the story... More 

Thank BelC0001
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A big surprise this museum was really interesting. Very well set out and we'll presented. An accompanying short video presentation makes it very real.

Thank Clara N
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Visited this gem of a museum with my wife during a visit to the Waiarapa region. It is certainly a wonderful collection of rich railway history, the centrepiece being Locomotive H 199, the sole remaining steam powered Fell Locomotive in the world. It has been magnificently restored by a group of skilled, dedicated railway enthusiasts. This Museum uniquely preserves the... More 

Thank Marque01
Abbotsford, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

My husband was fortunate to talk to one of the volunteer guides and was fascinated by the information he received. They also have an ongoing movie that was very interested. Truly worth a stop for those interested in Locomotives.

Thank shaley104
Wellington, New Zealand
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318 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

A group of 10 of us booked morning tea and entry to the Fell Locomotive Museum in Featherston. We were not disappointed. The country town ladies served us a generous morning tea of home baking. A hark back to old time generosity and hospitality! The film telling us about the locomotive's history had us all enthralled. The old engine chugged... More 

Thank Julie M
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Visited the Fell locomotive museum in Featherstone on our way to Napier. This is a gem of a museum. Only small but packed with interesting facts about the famous Rimutaka Incline, New Zealand's steepest railway line from 1878 to 1955. Star of the show is a fully restored ' Fell' locomotive H 199 Cenis. This is now the only one... More 

Thank chrisatholly55
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

Really well set out museum concentrating on the Rimutaka Hill railway. Very good film about the line.

Thank cricketfanBB
Auckland, New Zealand
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260 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

This is an excellent museum for anyone interested in the pioneering days of New Zealand and in the early railways. All the machinery on display has been very well preserved, and the movie showing the extraordinary way in which the railway line was constructed is highly informative.

Thank Deuche

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