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Founders Park

87 Atawhai Drive | Brooklands, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 2649
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An amazing holiday .

My husband John and i have just returned from our holiday in Nelson . We used their bus service to... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Tracey J
Carlisle, United Kingdom

Absolutely fascinating place to visit. Seeing items that were used for dentistry, opticians and... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Nelson, New Zealand
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“train ride” (20 reviews)
“book fair” (6 reviews)
87 Atawhai Drive | Brooklands, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 2649
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

My husband John and i have just returned from our holiday in Nelson . We used their bus service to get about . The bus stop is right outside Founders . It's easy to spot because if you look out through the bus window when...More

1  Thank Tracey J
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Absolutely fascinating place to visit. Seeing items that were used for dentistry, opticians and doctors plus the general store is a must see. Very nice coffee served too.

1  Thank whispering-soles
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Started at centre of NZ and walked to founders along stanley whitehead park. Founders park has a large numbers of well restored buildings from around Nelson some are active, some commercial. The cafe is good for coffee and lunch. Spent 2-3 hours walking around

Thank curioSydney
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I've been to many similar museums, but this one is a favourite. There's lots to see and do and a really good cafe/brewery.

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Spent a few hours here wandering around the place .... some attractions were closed but there was still enough to gain an insight of early Nelson ... a not to be missed attraction. Most likely better viewed on a sunny day as all or most...More

Thank cruzee2017
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I would suggest this is much more relevant when one has children to show them how things were. Perhaps not so much for adults on their own. Still has a brewery and a bar serving craft beers, not entirely a lost morning

Thank DavidGA986
Reviewed 16 February 2017

As a local we still go here every so often and the train(s) run most school holidays and most weekends. cheap and the young and old alike enjoy.Cafe/brewery on site and is a relaxing place for a family picnic

Thank Boardboy23
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across founders after a walk around the area and really enjoyed an hour here. Would highly recommend.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We spent a great day here with our godchildren. Apart from the super buildings, they loved the old plane. The cafe was good, including the lunch special.

Thank karenjG2649DT
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

An interesting slice of history, with a various replica buildings: general store, fire station, bus depot, etc. Today there was a good fair, for Waitangi Day, with a great festive atmosphere.

Thank Tracie A
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