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One of the best railway museums I have visited.

Even though it was a cold and rainy day in the Wairarapa the welcome to the museum was warm and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michelle T
Brisbane, Australia
Weekend away

My husband and I both enjoyed the Fell locomotive museum, there is a lot of history along that part... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though it was a cold and rainy day in the Wairarapa the welcome to the museum was warm and friendly, the guide who was working this day was very very knowledgable and was very passionate about the Fell Engine and the hard work it...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 21 August 2018

My husband and I both enjoyed the Fell locomotive museum, there is a lot of history along that part of the railway line. We purchased a children's book for the grandchildren which has been read many times.

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Reviewed 8 August 2018

While travelling through the Wairarapa we picked up a rack card from an Isite about this unique attraction. We were every keen to see it. The card simply said Winter hours apply but had no details other than a phone to ring or a website...More

2  Thank Des H
Reviewed 29 July 2018

worth every thing to offer the movie is a must feels like you are riding the train. close to town easy walk. and there is parking at the rear for motor homes.

Thank billjohnson291
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

This small museum with its beautifully restored Fell engine is a delight. Step back in time to understand the challenges of travel over and through the hills. Consider the immense forces on the engines and brake cars taking a fully laden goods or passenger train...More

1  Thank Marion C
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Let me start by pointing out that this locomotive is the LAST of its kind in the world: beautifully restored, surrounded by interesting and approachable exhibitions on everything you could wish to know about this rare example of historic technology and engineering, but best of...More

Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Our family frequently spends its summers holidaying in the Wairarapa, and, as both my boys are railway enthusiasts, it was inevitable that they would discover the Fell Locomotive Museum on our very first holiday, and have insisted that we make an annual return pilgrimage. Our...More

1  Thank Dean110115
Reviewed 30 January 2018

We came here without knowing too much about the Fell loco. Wow. How impressive is it? And the museum? Make sure to take time to watch the old movie.

1  Thank jc0691
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

A pleasant day trip starts with a short rail trip from Wellington to Featherston through the tunnel which bypassed the steepest railway incline in the country and possibly the Southern Hemisphere. Located a short walk from the present railway station, the Fell Locomotive Museum completes...More

Thank Geoff C
Reviewed 15 January 2018

The volunteer in charge kindly gave us a short private tour of the museum, explaining how the design of these special locomotives enabled them to pull trains up the very steep railway line over the Rimutakas nearby. It was a good prelude to riding the...More

Thank Ralph S
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