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Fell Locomotive Museum

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Fine, Fun Museum for All Ages & Interests

Let me start by pointing out that this locomotive is the LAST of its kind in the world: beautifully... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CarolDM1900
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Montpelier, Vermont
The Fell Locomotive Museum and its gutsy "Little Engine That Could" is a must-see!

Our family frequently spends its summers holidaying in the Wairarapa, and, as both my boys are... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Dean110115
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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Corner State Hwy 2 & Lyon Sts, Featherston, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

I took my two boys 5 and 7 to the museum and we all found it very interesting. There was a movie 17 minutes long but very informative and interesting of how the locomotive worked during its time. The staff were great and very knowledgeable,...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Popped in on a day trip over the hill.Lots of lovely old photos and very interesting short film on how it was to work on the railways back in the day.Very enjoyable.

Thank alan h
Reviewed 9 December 2017

A very interesting museum with an excellent static display, lots of written history and an interesting film on how it all worked. We spent almost two hours there!

Thank William C
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Well worth a visit. Kiddies will love it. Great that they have preserved one of the infamous Fell Locomotives.

Thank Lynneonekidney
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Very friendly and informational staff. Caught up with the last Fell Engine and learned a lot about life for the drivers and firemen. Enjoyed our visit

Thank KiwiskanFly
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