FERRYMEAD HERITAGE PARK                       

We are open every day from 10.00am to 4.30pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the tram is not running this weekend

(13 & 14 August) Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 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 are not included in the admission. Tickets can be purchased from reception.

Ferrymead Alive (formally known as Steam Sunday) runs on the first Sunday of every month, tickets are not included in the admission and can be purchased from Moorhouse Station inside the park.

 

 

 

 


Upcoming events

Illuminate Light & Sound Experience

18 - 21 Aug 2022 | 5:45 PM - 9:30 PM

Illuminate Light & Sound Experience Christchurch is brought to you by Aurora Capital & Event Hire. Illuminate is set to impress thousands of visitors with its walk through interactive light and sound activations. Are you ready to see New Zealand's BIGGEST privately owned lighting show? These are all new lighting installments that haven't been seen before! Watch Ferrymead Heritage Park come to life at night with beautiful lights that will astound & amaze. We can't wait to see you there!! Book tickets through Eventfinda or Eventbrite. For more detailed information please visit the EventHire website https://www.eventhire.co.nz/illuminate-christchurch/

Illuminate Light & Sound Experience

25 - 28 Aug 2022 | 5:45 PM - 9:30 PM

Illuminate Light & Sound Experience Christchurch is brought to you by Aurora Capital & Event Hire. Illuminate is set to impress thousands of visitors with its walk through interactive light and sound activations. Are you ready to see New Zealand's BIGGEST privately owned lighting show? These are all new lighting installments that haven't been seen before! Watch Ferrymead Heritage Park come to life at night with beautiful lights that will astound & amaze. We can't wait to see you there!! Book tickets through Eventfinda or Eventbrite. For more detailed information please visit the EventHire website https://www.eventhire.co.nz/illuminate-christchurch/

Night Market - CANCELLED

03 Sep 2022 | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

September Night Market is cancelled due to the Illuminate Light & Sound Experience taking place this week.

Ferrymead Alive (Sunday)

04 Sep 2022 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Railcar will be out this Sunday. Bring your family and friends to enjoy train rides and tram rides - purchase your train ticket from the Moorhouse Railway Station inside the park and tram tickets from the admissions office. Ticket price includes unlimited rides.

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
- Coronation Park
- Heritage Rose Garden
- Wedding Tram/ Birthday Tram
- Photo shoots

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Admission Prices

VALID ALL DAYS EXCEPT EVENT DAYS (special prices apply).

Adults - $13.50, Seniors/Students - $11.00, Child - $8.50, Under 5's -Free
Family Pass (2 Adults & 3 Children) - $36.50

Community Service Card Holders:
Adults - $11.00, Seniors/Students - $9.00, Child - $7.00, Under 5's -Free
Family Pass (2 Adults & 3 Children) - $29.00

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Education

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

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