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Great Morning Visit

We visited Founders last Sunday morning and had a really good time. Fortunately for us they were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sue B
Nelson, New Zealand
Interesting well presented site

We visited on a very hot Sunday afternoon and enjoyed the displays - well worth a quiet wander... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Motueka, New Zealand
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87 Atawhai Drive | Brooklands, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited Founders last Sunday morning and had a really good time. Fortunately for us they were holding a fantastic car show of classic and other old cars in aid of the new Hospice. Really interesting, lots going on, trips on the train old shops...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sue B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction is well worth a visit if you're in Nelson. Well laid out, interesting and great value for money. A craft brewery, a working school, artisans at work, plus heaps of displays with informative reading or videos and relics from the past, teaching the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a very hot Sunday afternoon and enjoyed the displays - well worth a quiet wander around the various buildings in a beautiful setting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RiCheeseman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many of the artisans there not open! That was what I really wanted to see. Hubby enjoyed looking at the old buildings, train station, buses etc The gardens around are well kept and pretty.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DebPe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only $7 for an adult and children under 12 free admission. You can spend an afternoon looking around. Plenty of reading material. Buildings to go in and look around of how things were years ago, so quite historical. Cafe not too expensive and the service...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Adrian B
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

We visited Founders Park whilst in Nelson. The entrance is through a windmill - interesting concept. A lovely sunny day to visit and walk around. Whilst some houses/buildings are being upgraded/refurbished we found the place well worth the time. Spoke a volunteer painting at the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

This place has a huge amount of interesting stuff to see and is laid out attractively. The old brewery has been recently replaced with a new restaurant serving local beers and good food. From Nelson it fits in well to walk to centre of NZ...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EdwardP1511
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

The only thing that that sets this area apart is the architecture and structure of the buildings of a culture that once was.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank William M
Reviewed October 27, 2018

We went to an event at this venu. Day of the dead. It had been widly advertised in local media with an entry fee of $6.15. By tickets on line and avoid the lines they said. What they didn't bother saying is that you will...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Departure818485, Manager at Founders Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We are only the venue and not the event organizer for The Day of the Dead and so are not involved in the marketing or organization of the event. I will pass your feedback on to the event organizer.

Reviewed September 25, 2018

This is a historic replica of how life was in a village during the1880's and 1930's. Opened to the public in 1986, it is only a short walk from down town Nelson and worth the visit if you have the time, there is also street...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Michael B
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