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Christchurch and Canterbury Sights

Ferrymead Heritage Park

  • 50 Ferrymead Park Dr. Map It
  • Museum/Gallery

Updated 02/26/2014

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Ferrymead is the site of the country's first railway (built in 1863) and is now home to a replica Edwardian township and museum area. While exploring the shops and cottages, you can taste homemade scones or an old-fashioned lamington (chocolate-covered sponge cake dipped in coconut). You can watch an old-time movie at the Arcadia, see some knees-up dancing, or check out displays of fire engines, farming tools, and printing equipment. The park is home to 19 societies, particularly

train and tram enthusiasts, who maintain their collections here, so trams and trains run on weekends and public holidays. A steam train operates on the first Sunday of each month and every Sunday in mid-summer. Tram and train rides are included in the admission price if they are running.

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Sight Information

Address:

50 Ferrymead Park Dr., Christchurch, 8022, New Zealand

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Phone:

03-384–1970

Sight Details:

  • Weekdays free, weekends $17; steam days $30
  • Daily 10–4:30

Updated 02/26/2014

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