Wellington Vintage Machinery Tours

Wellington Vintage Machinery Tours

Tour vintage machines and test your operating skills at Wellington Vintage Machinery Incorporated.

The tour will feature vintage machinery, tractors, and a hands-on experience getting them operating. Many machines on display are associated with Upper Hutt and are connected to its past.

The tour will also feature a nostalgic trip through the vintage kitchen and other displays of household, and retail items from the past.

The Wellington Vintage Machinery Incorporated is housed in a former cheese factory built in 1925. The factory has had an interesting past being used as a milk bottling plant then a munitions store during the Second World War.

It is one of the few remaining dairy factories designed by architects Duffill & Gibson of Hawera and built by CE Roebuck of New Plymouth.

Most of the display area is wheelchair accessible with disabled toilet facilities available.

There is limited on-site and road side parking.

Suitable for all ages. Group visits are welcome.

Tea / coffee refreshments also available.


Booking is required for group visits. Please contact Peter via the below details to organise a time and date.

Location: 155a Mangaroa Hill Road, Upper Hutt

Cost: Koha

Telephone Contact: Peter on 04 904 3323 or 027 8200 221

Email Contact: peteblackler64@gmail.com

Wellington Vintage Machinery Incorporated

Wellington Vintage Machinery was established in 1987 when one of the locals enlisted the help of another to get a small Lister engine operating that he had rescued from his grandfather’s milking shed. Once the engine was operating, these men plus another realised that they had a common interest in rescuing, restoring, and operating old engines so they decided to form a Club. Since then many old machines and other items have been rescued from the scrap heap and brought back to life. Many of the smaller machines are also taken out to public events.

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