Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / South Island / Nelson-Tasman Region / Nelson / Founders Park
Explore local heritage through architecture, food, and exhibits at Founders Park, an outdoor museum displaying original historical buildings and replicas built in the regional style. Opened in 1986, the park has been entertaining and educating visitors ever since through engaging exhibits and local flair. Take a short train ride along their scenic railway, hop on the site's Bristol Freighter airplane, stop into a workshop, or browse for handmade goods and artisan foods at the gift shops. With an onsite playground for little ones, the gorgeous architecture and green space at this beloved park will delight visitors of all ages. Using our online itinerary creator, Nelson attractions like Founders Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Founders Park reviews
Didn’t even realise this place existed, after many past visits to Nelson. It’s like someone created a heritage town by bringing lots of old buildings together. But it is in fact a working town - the..... more »
Visited this park and we spent the whole day there as there's so much to see and do. We went on a Sunday so some of the shops in the building were closed but even so, an entire day is needed for us..... more »
A beautiful little village with many historic things to see. And a train. And a couple of nice cafes. Very educational. We had a great time!
Very good place to visit.... pretty unique... great spending half a day doing a slow walk around popping into the different buildings
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