Engine & Machinery Club Show
31st January - 1 February 2015
Historic Transport Museum
The museum houses a growing collection of historic and restored vehicles, machinery, artifacts and memorabilia collected from around the Nelson, Marlborough and West Coast regions.
The Loggers Association show how logging was done in early years with their steam powered Skyline Logging winch as well as chain saw demonstrations and chocker racing.
Nelson Vintage Engine & Machinery Club Inc
Meeting held at 7.30pm, 2nd Wednesday of the month. Library building, Higgins Park.
Rover Car Club Nelson Inc
The club rooms are modelled to be a replica of an early garage complete with a range of restored, historic petrol pumps and a small museum of early motoring items. The Club holds stocks of workshop manuals for most models, which are available for photocopying, reference and advice is free.
The Rural Life Museum displays early household appliances, cooking utensils and items used in food preperation, along with other items used in the home. Also on display are hand tools used for all types of work. A manual telephone exchange and a small blacksmith shop are also in this building.
After working on many different sites around the Nelson area the 1920 model sawmill was shifted to Pigeon Valley in the early 1970s. Originally driven by steam it is now powered by a Diesel motor. A lot of the timber used in the development of Higgins Park has been cut by the mill.
This museum contains a comprehensive display of stationary motors dating from the early 1900s. The oldest motor on display is a 1908 IHC Victor. Also in the display are generating plants which were widely used in rural areas before electricity was taken out into the country.
The Pigeon Valley Steam Museum
The Steam Museum has a Steam Up day on the 1st Sunday in the month, except mid winter. On Steam Up days free rides are given on the trailer pulled by the traction engine & on the bush tramway.
- Army Group Centre
- Historic Transport Museum
- Loggers Association
- Nelson Vintage Engine & Machinery Club Inc
- Rover Car Club Nelson Inc
- Rural Life
- Saw Mill
- Small Engine
- The Pigeon Valley Steam Museum