Visit Marlborough Farming Museum in Marlborough

Showcasing the rural history of Marlborough. Take a step back in time and view one of the largest displays of vintage farm machinery in the southern hemisphere. The Marlborough Vintage & Farm Machinery club occupies a 12 acre site at Brayshaw heritage Park comprising over twenty sheds, some of which are still the original sheds. These sheds contain a collection of farm machinery, horse drawn equipment, tractors, stationary engines & memorabilia mainly from the Marlborough area. Some examples of the rare machines at the park are the Ransome & Sims, Blackstone, Jelbart, Fitch Four Drive, Mogul & Avery tractors. Most of these tractors have an association with Marlborough farms.

What are the highlights of the museum?

There’s lots to see and do at the museum. You have to check out the collections of tractors, early trucks, old cottage and big engines. Come on down today!

Some of the exhibits include a locally restored & furnished cottage from the 1880’s. They have one of the biggest collections of vintage wheel tractors, crawlers & machines in New Zealand which include some very rare machines like the first mobile Blackstone oil engine built by Andrews & Beaven in Christchurch. A large stationary engine that was built by a local engineering company whose owner also went on to manufacture several cars that became known as “Marlborough” cars. There is a working Blacksmith’s Shop, a fully restored McLaren Steam Roller, traction engines, a large display of diesel engines dating back to the 1920’s, stationary engines and a machine that dates back to one of the earliest forms of refrigeration. Some of these machines are both restored and un-restored.

  • Monday – 10:00 to 15:00
  • Tuesday – 10:00 to 15:00
  • Wednesday – 10:00 to 15:00
  • Thursday – 10:00 to 15:00
  • Friday – 10:00 to 15:00
  • Saturday – 10:00 to 15:00
  • Sunday – 10:00 to 15:00

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