Founders Heritage Park

The collection at Founders Heritage Park is broadly defined as being mainly agricultural, industrial, commercial and transport-based objects, along with a small collection of related ephemera.
The collection forms the Park’s early technological and mechanical focus and helps to tell unique and engaging stories of Nelson’s history and development from its earliest days up until the mid 20th century, (c.1955).
Currently, the main themes of Founders Heritage Park’s collection are:
- Business and commercial
- Mechanical and engineering
- Agriculture, pastoral and farming
- Manufacturing and production
- Transport
- Natural, geological and waterways
as pertains to our region, and dating up to mid 1950s.

Contact Details

87 Atawhai Drive Nelson New Zealand

64 3 548 2649

Visitor Information

87 Atawhai Drive Nelson New Zealand

10 am to 4:30 pm every day except Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Adults $10 Children under 12 free Families $15 Concessions $5



Function space

Membership club




Wheelchair access

Other Facilities

Venues for Hire suitable for weddings, conference and events, including Old St Peters Church.
Many businesses operating form the village including Cafe and artisans.
-41.262142 173.29773 16 Founders Heritage Park
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