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Otago Vintage Machinery Club

The aim of the Museum is to present as many as possible exhibits in a running state so that it is seen as a working/teaching museum. The most impressive display is the large 38 horsepower diesel Ruston engine. This engine dates back to 1929 when it was installed at the Kempthorne Prosser fertiliser works at Burnside. It has been extensively rebuilt and with its large 6-foot diameter flywheel running at 260 rpm is certainly a sight to behold. Visitors will be able to inspect the almost fully restored 1908 Mirrless engine which like the Ruston is another extremely large engine.

The Museum has on display a large variety of vintage tractors, engines and farming equipment. For those people interested in the past, and how our grandfathers and great grandfathers worked the land and survived tough times, a visit to the Museum is a worthwhile outing with things of interst for young and old alike. Picnic facilities, adequate parking and toilet facilities are available at the park.

Collection Type
Technology, Agriculture

Visitor Information
Physical address icon15 George King Memorial Drive, Outram Dunedin, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconSundays - Labour Weekend to Easter 2pm - 4pm or by arrangement.
Charges iconAdult $2.00 Child $0.50 Family $5.00

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