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Yaldhurst Museum of Transport and Science

26 School Road | Yaldhurst, Christchurch 7676, New Zealand
+64 3-342 7914
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An unpretentious museum in a lovely setting

You stroll from one building to the other, with the aid of a map given with your entry fee. As our... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Bev M
via mobile
An interesting and quirky transport museum

A real gem of a museum with some nostalgic and interesting vehicles. Plenty to see close up. Some... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
JezzaR55
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Newport, United Kingdom
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Yaldhurst Museum is a hidden gem, just 20 minutes from Christchurch city centre. Our new display of historic racing cars forms part of a fascinating collection of over 150 vehicles from horse and buggy to classic cars, printing presses to fire engines. Set in the grounds of the original homestead of 1876 First turn right past Yaldhurst Hotel on Main West Road Christchurch.
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“cool stuff” (2 reviews)
“sheds” (4 reviews)
“cars” (4 reviews)
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26 School Road | Yaldhurst, Christchurch 7676, New Zealand
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+64 3-342 7914
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

You stroll from one building to the other, with the aid of a map given with your entry fee. As our visit was in Autumn on a rare (we are told) foggy day, the gardens and some of their olden day exhibits made for some...More

Thank Bev M
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

A real gem of a museum with some nostalgic and interesting vehicles. Plenty to see close up. Some vehicles are in need of some tlc. Others are in excellent condition. Definitely worth a visit. There is a nice 60's style cafe on site with good...More

Thank JezzaR55
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I haven't been for a long time - put off by the price but may have changed by now and I intend going again before too long, even if only to compare it with other motor museums around NZ. From memory, this one fares well.

Thank CaptainCompass
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Definitely a place that will appeal to the " men in sheds " type. The $20 adult entry fee may put some people off going there, but the fee is needed to keep the place in business. On one of approaches to Christchurch airport making...More

Thank ratz297
Reviewed 8 January 2017

What a collection! Lots of transport related stuff, but also an entire print shop and a fire station. Great coffee at the retro cafe too.

Thank midlandsmrs
Reviewed 7 January 2017

A small museum close to the airport, filled with cars, carriages & even computers, showing the beauty of engineering from a bygone age. I was lucky enough to join a tour with the visiting Alfa Club. The new manager is a mine of information about...More

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is quite unique and very quirky. It's chock full of all sorts of cool stuff mostly pertaining to transport - all in varying states of repair. It's a real treasure trove and a Boy's Own dream with sheds at every turn! It's a bit...More

2  Thank milliesmum2016
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

So much cool stuff, amazing collections of different things. Definitely worth a visit. Not only transport items but also a shed crammed with old printing presses and type.

1  Thank bubble231
Reviewed 7 April 2016

So much to see. Takes you back in time with some of the exhibits. To see one man's obsession was fantastic. Well worth a visit if only for nostalgia. Spent a couple of hours looking around. Well worth a visit. Would spend a lot more...More

2  Thank Ray O
Reviewed 6 March 2016

I didn't find it to interesting. In a lot of ways, it was really just a bunch of old sheds with old stuff in it - some of which had some labels and a few sentences. I didn't find it to be much different than...More

3  Thank JineteNZ
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