Marlborough Farming Museum

Back in the 1960’s, Mr. Norman Brayshaw started collecting and documenting Marlborough’s past and securing unused land from the Council to form a Heritage Park now known as Brayshaw Park.

Like all vintage machinery clubs around New Zealand, the members of Marlborough Vintage & Farm Machinery Society are doing their best to preserve, restore and exhibit our past heritage for future generations to enjoy.

Visiting the museum

Take a step back in time and view one of the largest displays of vintage farm machinery in the southern hemisphere. Showcasing the rural history of Marlborough.

Some of our exhibits include a locally restored & furnished cottage from the 1880’s. We 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.

tractors

tractors

early trucks

early trucks

old cottage

old cottage

big engines

big engines

other machines

other machines

open days

open days

Open Daily

from 10 am till 3 pm

Brayshaw Park
26 Arthur Baker Place
Blenheim

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Fitch Four Drive

One of the many rare tractors on display. Originally purchased by agricultural contractors the McCullum Brothers of Riverlands, Blenheim prior to 1927.

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Samson Sieve Grip

At MVFM we have a 1916 Samson Sieve Grip model S25 3 wheel tractor. Only few of these tractors found their way to NZ.

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Marlborough Farming Museum

Open Daily from 10 am till 3 pm | Brayshaw Park, 26 Arthur Baker Place, Blenheim