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47-49 Mount Cook Road, Fairlie 7925, New Zealand
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All reviews couple of hours old cars volunteers exhibits farming vehicle history visitors cafe
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here for a short break, and a coffee while driving from Tekapo to Christchurch. Cool organic food items for sale. Nice coffee. Take it for what it is. Nice place to have a coffee and a break from driving.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

The museum gives a thorough insight into Fairlies history. One of the volunteers showed us all the old cars and explained every piece in the “the old days section”. Cafe is run by Swiss people (a little unsure on that - maybe there from the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank patrickfB4620JH
Reviewed 15 December 2018

A great museum of an agricultural area, its growth and history. Plenty to look at including sheep shearing and other implements. Good cafe.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is an excellent museum. It tells the history of the town and surrounding area with an excellent selection of exhibits which allow the visitor to get a good for life ther in years gone by.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

My partner and I always make a point of checking out small rural museums on our travels and we’re so glad we stopped in at Fairlie. Well laid out, informative and interesting, we both really enjoyed our couple of hours wandering around here. Make sure...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank beech-bidois
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We spent a couple of hours at this wee museum, we were hosted and told about the cars and vehicles in the big back shed. Nice way to spend some time.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Shona M
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Had a great time checking out both the Main Museum and the old cars, trucks and tractors in the motor Museum. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank June G
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Great little museum which is larger than expected from the frontage. Restored cars, tractors and farm vehicles and instruments, cameras, all the paraphernalia of an earlier life. Many times gifted by local residents and interesting stories are told for most of the exhibits. If wished...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank lankalass
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Surprisingly good facility for a small town - must visit if you have the chance. Lots of well maintained old tractors donated by local families and other historical exhibits.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 845Coffeefiend
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This museum looks small from the front but is huge on the inside . There is so much to see you will need at least 4 hours to enjoy .It donations so dig deep as it is well worth it. The museum is run by...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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