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Brayshaw Heritage Park, Blenheim attractions

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Marlborough, South Island

The place is a bit forlorn with the Marlborough Museum closed and the empty carpark.

Brayshaw Heritage Park, home to Marlborough Museum does come to life with various open days. Farm Machinery Society, Marlborough Vintage Car Club and Blenheim Riverside Railway all contribute to Blenheim’s heritage story.

Vintage fire truck Brayshaw Heritage Park, Blenheim Marlborough NZ
Vintage fire truck Brayshaw Heritage Park, Blenheim Marlborough NZ

The annual event, Heritage Day, usually takes place 6 February is alive with pop up food trucks, entertainment and the doors flung open. Find out what the Marlborough Woodworkers Gulid gets up to. Ride on a vintage fire engine and hop aboard the mini railway engines.

There are over 70 vintage tractors on display in February, many in working order. Together with people dressed to the occasion in 19th century garb, ‘lost’ skills such as horse shoeing, creating objects without the use of technology are on display.

The Marlborough Museum and Brayshaw precinct management is under review and, as of October 2023 the Marlborough Museum is temporarily closed. For heritage buffs scroll through Meretoto Ship Cove and discover places of interest to visit in the Marlborough Sounds.

An unmissable heritage attraction for visitors is the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. Amazing and tugs at the heart strings. The story of valour, heroism and loss.

Brayshaw Heritage Park, Blenheim Marlborough a sense of forgotten, NZ
Cruising in The Marlborough Sounds on a mail boat catermeran, Picton, New Zealand
Cruising in The Marlborough Sounds on a mail boat catermeran, Picton, New Zealand

Marlborough brilliant every day is arguably New Zealand’s sunshine capital. Stretch your legs and enjoy the views of the Marlborough Sounds on the Queen Charlotte track.

Scroll through Marlborough art, culture & heritage trail – Best Bits and get going.


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