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Step back in time

Well worth the drive and visit. The people who work there an d those in character of the era were... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2020
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Interesting

We went on a fairly quiet Sunday during the latter stages of lockdown but were happy to see what we... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2020
GrayMcGowan
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Timaru, New Zealand
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All reviews tram ride was fun interesting place to visit during school holidays a great place to spend new zealand couple of hours
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Reviewed 9 June 2020 via mobile

We went on a fairly quiet Sunday during the latter stages of lockdown but were happy to see what we did see. We'd have loved to have seen rail action of any kind but the model trains that were running were the nearest to that wish.
A lot of the museum settings across a whole range of our pioneering history were interesting and recalled a lot of our own personal history as well.
The tram ride was great but, at $5.50 each, seemed a tad expensive.
All up, it was a pleasant way to spend an hour or two on a sunny Sunday.

Date of experience: June 2020
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Reviewed 18 April 2020

The best place of its kind that I've ever visited, and I can't understand why it wasn't a lot more crowded (though it's not too easy to get to by public transport). We visited on one of the days when the steam train was running, and with that, the tramway, the buildings, the village and everything, I just can't speak too highly of it.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 31 March 2020

I have visited a number of such exhibitions: Mt Vernon in Virginia, the old village in Denmark. Ferrymead is run by volunteers and therefore is not fully manned all the time. What they lack in numbers, however, the volunteers make up for in spirit. They are truly devoted to their role and quite knowledgable. There is a lot of walking and self touring, but it is all interesting.

Date of experience: March 2020
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Reviewed 15 March 2020 via mobile

A ye olde step back through time with houses, shops and exhibitions to look at. Cheaper to visit on a non-event day but event does have more things for the kids like bouncy castles and trains. The steam train one every month is good I hear.

Date of experience: March 2020
2  Thank krisyen
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Reviewed 24 February 2020 via mobile

Called in here on a bit of a whim and had a really interesting time. Unfortunately our schedule meant we couldn't stay longer but we will try to visit again on a steam Sunday (2nd in the month) when we are next in NZ. Fascinating exhibits and friendly, knowledgeable volunteers.

Date of experience: February 2020
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