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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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Great wool history

Very interesting seeing an authentic woolshed and reading about the history of wool and shearing... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Vicki K
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Hokitika, New Zealand
Great if your passing through

Extremely friendly ladies greeted us. Never realised sheep and shearing would be so interesting. A... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
123LS
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Sydney, Australia
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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 1 May 2018

Very interesting seeing an authentic woolshed and reading about the history of wool and shearing. The docent was very enthusiastic and helpful. Being a member of Creative Fibre NZ, the different wool breed exhibits were interesting. Handknit items for sale at the front!

Thank Vicki K
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Extremely friendly ladies greeted us. Never realised sheep and shearing would be so interesting. A sheeps a sheep till you look around and learn about them. Archive footage to watch and plenty of reading to do. Only takes a short time to walk around. The...More

Thank 123LS
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We went into this very reasonably priced attraction possessing next to no knowledge of sheep and sheep-shearing. It was quite an education, I never realised how many varieties of sheep and wool existed.

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

The guys were so nice, wasn't expecting anything amazing, but wet cold day so thought we would try. Had a Fab time, really enjoyed reading everything and the history. Well thought out and obviously they care for it. Lovely place, would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Holly B
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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
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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
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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 william Y
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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 Brenda B
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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
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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
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