Ferrymead Heritage Park, Christchurch

(4.2/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
Ferrymead Park features an early 1900s (Edwardian) township, with exhibits such as houses, picture theatre, school classroom, church, jail, railway station, lodge hall, post office, printers, tobacconist, general store, lawyer’s office and more.

There is also a large array of heritage museums and displays that are often open for viewing, particularly on Sundays. These museums are owned and operated by individual societies. Their own volunteer workers restore and display their collections, such as tractors, fire engines, aeroplanes, trams, trains, theatrical operations, mini rail, model trains, radios, photography and much more.
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  • For fifty years now, Ferrymead Heritage park has been collecting & displaying an interactive experience of yesteryear. When I was about 5 years old all the children in Christchurch took sixpence (5 ce...  more »
  • Nostalgia and you might learn something. Shows how we used to live and the difference in size of homes from then to now - much larger families then too. Interesting attractions but great when there is...  more »
  • Good day out for all ages. Especially first sunday of the month as there are steam train trips. We also enjoyed s ride on a steam tram. All the staff are friendly and very helpful. We evem enjoyed a d...  more »
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  • Ferrymead Heritage Park provides a full day of exploration, learning and entertainment. There is so much to explore and see. I highly recommended visiting on a Steam day to take a few rides on the steam train. If you're a local visitor the annual family pass is an amazing deal.
  • Amazing museum, kids love it and they have awesome events days foe young and old to injoy
  • A great place to educate children or just to see what it was like living in those times etc.
  • We had a wonderful time here. The staff were lovely especially the receptionist. The place was just wonderful to take grandchildren and other family members.
  • Great place and lot of fun!