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The Woolshed Museum

12 Dixon Street | Opposite QE 2 Park, Masterton, New Zealand
+64 6-378 8008
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Interesting, worth a stop

Lots of good info and walk thru displays. The staff were helpful and the old shearing sheds are... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
J L
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Tokyo, Japan
Worth The Visit

Wow what a great place to visit, so much history and lovely gifts to buy. You will not be... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
vmc636
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masterton
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12 Dixon Street | Opposite QE 2 Park, Masterton, New Zealand
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+64 6-378 8008
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Lots of good info and walk thru displays. The staff were helpful and the old shearing sheds are interesting to walk through. Call ahead to ask about shearing demonstrations.

Thank J L
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Wow what a great place to visit, so much history and lovely gifts to buy. You will not be disappointed. If in a group they will arrange sheep shearing as long as notice is given. The Spinners and Weavers Club also meet once a week...More

Thank vmc636
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We were driving through Masterton and stopped to learn about the sheep industry. This is a great museum and they have many displays and video on the industry from is arrival in NZ until today. There is a small fee but it's worth visiting for...More

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Found after a visit to lovely gardens opposite.This museum although small is full of information ,displays ,videos ,on the history of New Zealand sheep and shearing the wool. Friendly staff and good value at 8 dollars for adults.easy parking outside for motor homes.

Thank 145brendab
Reviewed 25 February 2017

With its wonderful displays and friendly staff, The Woolshed Museum pays tribute to NZ sheep breeds and the sheep shearing industry. As a visitor from the US, I was fascinated to learn all about the history and importance of this industry both in the past...More

Thank Annette K
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This special place pays tribute to the hardy folk of NZ who worked with farming the millions of sheep that have made up, and continue to be, a big part of our Kiwi culture. Rural NZ was dominated by farming and sheep played a huge...More

Thank Mikaere
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This would be a good place to visit with family to give them an insight into sheep and wool and shearing in the Wairarapa. The displays were interesting and well constructed and there was a small shop with knitwear for sale. They have demonstrations of...More

1  Thank sueabc1
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This museum puts the sheep industry into a historical and contemporary perspective. Although it has been set up with the wool industry in mind, housed in two original woolsheds, it has not been divorced from the wider view of sheep as multi-purpose animals. It is...More

1  Thank Pounui
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Great place to visit for family or just couple. the staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. Everything you ever wanted to know about sheep farming in New Zealand. Lots of static displays but also videos and lots of photos. All this in a sheep shearing...More

1  Thank JayneBlenheim
Reviewed 25 March 2016

So much information about the history of shearing and the effect it's had on New Zealand, informative and easy to follow movies, plenty to read and interact with. If you're looking to purchase souvenirs it's one of the best reasonably priced places I've come across!...More

1  Thank SophieMaryRose
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