Established in 1956, the The Thornbury Vintage Tractor and Implement Club's impressive museum can be found in the heart of Thornbury, a tiny rural town just off the main Invercargill-Riverton Highway.
Our club is the oldest vintage tractor club in New Zealand. It was formed following the recovery and subsequent restoration of a 1914 Avery tractor, which is proudly displayed in our museum and is the flagship of the club. Various other items, such as old tractors, machinery, and family mementos, have been donated to us over the years. The expanding collection resulted in three museum buildings being erected between the mid 60s to mid 90s.
Our museum is open every Sunday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm from Labour Day (the end of October) till Queens Birthday (the start of June). After-hours visits can be arranged and a key is available at the Thornbury Tavern.
- Culture & Heritage
- Less than half day