FERRYMEAD HERITAGE PARK          

 WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS 10AM-4.30PM

COME DOWN AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR REDUCED ADMISSION PRICES

 

Please note: Ferrymead Heritage Park will be closed from Thursday 11th February, reopening Tuesday 16th February due to Nostalgia Festival. 
 

Ferrymead owes its importance in history to the hills dividing Christchurch from the port of Lyttelton.  Pioneers transported their goods over the steep Bridle Path from Lyttelton to Heathcote, where punts were used to cross the river into early Christchurch. Later traffic came by sea up the estuary. In 1863, the first railway in New Zealand was opened, running from Ferrymead into central Christchurch. This railway line was the inspiration for Ferrymead Heritage Park and the restored railway line follows part of the route today. 

Ferrymead Park features an early 1900s (Edwardian) township and the park has a variety of restored cottages plus a school house, church and businesses which reflect the period and allow visitors to experience life for the early residents of Christchurch including the smell of a coal range and the sounds of a tram rattling past the door. 

There are a large array of heritage exhibitions and displays that are open for viewing, particularly on Sundays. These displays are owned and operated by individual societies and manned by their volunteers. They have restored and displayed their collections for you to enjoy and these include tractors, fire engines, aeroplanes, trams, trains, cars, printing, post and telegraph, model railway, photography and much much more. If you are interested in a particular society's display, please contact the society in advance of your visit, to ensure that volunteers will be on site. 

Trams run on weekends and throughout the School Holidays.

Tram rides are not included in the admission and tickets can be purchased from reception.

Steam Sunday runs on the first Sunday of every month, tickets are not included in the admission and can be purchased from Moorhouse Station.

 

 

 

 


Upcoming events

Summer School Holidays

11 - 29 Jan 2021 | 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Drop-In Activities on Weekdays, 10.30am to 3pm. Tram Running every day (tram tickets sold separately)

February Night Market

06 Feb 2021 | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

February Night Market $2 entry per person. Tram & trains, food vendors, craft beer & cider, live music, stall holders, face painting. Cash required for trams, trains and stalls.

Event Calendar

Tram running days

Steam Train running days

Other Trains running

Click date for list of events

School Holidays

Visit our Events page for more information


Weddings and Venue Hire

Ferrymead Heritage Park has several facilities that can be hired for functions including weddings and parties. These include the following:
- Heritage Church (Chapel)
- Friendly Societies Lodge Hall
- Heritage Railway Station
- Wedding Tram
- Heritage Rose Garden

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Admission Prices

All Days except train and event days

Open 7 Days a week, 10am to 4.30pm
REDUCED ADMISSION
-Adults - $10.00, Seniors/Students - $7.50, Child - $5.00,
-Under 5's -Free
-Family Pass (2 Adults & 3 Children) - $25.00

Community Service Card Holder
-Adults - $8.50, Seniors/Students - $6.50, Child - $4.50,
-Under 5's -Free
-Family Pass (2 Adults & 3 Children) - $18.50

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Education

Curriculum based learning experiences for Primary, Intermediate and Secondary students.

Our Primary and Secondary Education Programmes are funded by the Ministry of Education LEOTC Funding.

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