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Shear Discovery Centre Masterton

The Wool Shed, The National Museum of Sheep and Shearing follows the history and development of sheep farming in New Zealand of wool and of the shearing industry. The Wool Shed is the Centre of activity on all sheep farms and these authentic sheds follow the farming process through to the harvesting and processing of wool. The Centre is in two relocated pioneer woolsheds next door to Aratoi, the Wairarapa Museum of Art and History. The Wool Shed has three-dimensional displays of shearing shed plant and activities, along with interactive and video displays. This is also the home of Golden Shears the Internationally proclaimed Sport of Shearing.
Live Spinners and Weavers ply there craft and meet every Wednesday and all can join in the discussion with them. Live sheep shearing and dogs working sheep are part of the programme that can be arranged with prior notice. Pure and Natural garments can be purchased along with other interesting pieces for the retail space.
Right next door to Entice Cafe

Collection Type
Agriculture, Historic Site, History


Contact Details
Postal address iconPO Box 311 MASTERTON
Telephone number icon06 378 8008
Web address iconhttp://thewoolshednz.com
Email address iconthewoolshednz.com


Visitor Information
Physical address iconThe Wool Shed 12 Dixon Street MASTERTON, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconDaily 10am - 4pm (Except Christmas Day, ANZAC Day and Good Friday)
Charges iconAdult $8 Children $2 Family $15


Facilities
Wheelchair accessParkingShopToilets
The National Museum of Sheep Wool and Shearing / Public Internet terminal / School parties and tour groups/ welcome/Masterton visitor information/Pure and Natural shop/Cafe Cecile next door



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