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Ferrymead Heritage Park

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Name
Ferrymead Heritage Park
Category
Travel, Tours and Recreation
Address
50 Ferrymead Park Drive
Christchurch
Postal Address
PO Box 41177, Ferrymead, Christchurch 8247
DHBs
Canterbury, Canterbury
Phone
03 384 1970
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Personnel
Manager
Owner
Group tour organiser
Jane Armstrong
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Description
Ferrymead Park features an early 1900s (Edwardian) township, with exhibits such as houses, picture theatre, school classroom, church, jail, railway station, lodge hall, post office, printers, tobacconist, general store, lawyer’s office and more.

There is also a large array of heritage museums and displays that are often open for viewing, particularly on Sundays. These museums are owned and operated by individual societies. Their own volunteer workers restore and display their collections, such as tractors, fire engines, aeroplanes, trams, and trains.
Suburbs/Districts/Towns Serviced
Ferrymead Heritage Park is located in Heathcote, Christchurch.
Updated: 23 Jan 2017
Service Description
Ferrymead Heritage Park was formed in the 1960's by a group of local heritage enthusiasts dedicated to preserving the past for future generations to enjoy.
Their legacy and ongoing work by volunteers and staff, with support of the community, has made Ferrymead a valuable place to experience and enjoy the past.

Ferrymead Heritage Park is located in an area of rich historical significance. The area was used by European settlers who, after arriving in Lyttelton and walking over the bridle path, travelled over the Heathcote river on a "ferry by the meadow" and walked down Ferry Road to their new life in Christchurch.

Ferrymead was also the site of New Zealand's first public railway commissioned in 1863. Goods from Lyttelton would be brought around on small boats and loaded onto the train, which also carried passengers.

Today Ferrymead is owned by The Ferrymead Trust, and Ferrymead Park Ltd runs the Park onthe Trusts behalf.
There are currently 19 member societies within the park that make up The Ferrymead Trust, with a trust board that acts on behalf of approximately 400 society members.
Updated: 23 Jan 2017

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