The Wool Shed: National Museum of Sheep and Shearing

Located just an hour and a half north of Wellington, The Wool Shed is a hands-on heritage museum, in the rural town of Masterton.


$8.00 - $10.00


The Wool Shed is a unique visitor attraction presenting the industry, culture and sport of shearing in New Zealand.

Experience the ambience and smells of a wool shed, coming face to face with virtual shearers, wool handling and shearing equipment. Learn about the 160 years of shearing history that have resulted in New Zealand being so highly regarded for its quality wool industry. Live shearing demonstrations, spinning and Weaving demonstrations can also be arranged with prior notice for group bookings of 10 or more.

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Physical address

12 Dixon Street, Masterton, Masterton, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $8.00 - $10.00
(16 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
$10/adult. $8/Gold card. $3/child. $20 for family pass. Group prices vary depending on the size.
Cancellation policy:
24 hours cancellation notice for group tours

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
2 hours to Wellington airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
10 minutes walk or 5 minute drive
Proximity to town:
Walking distance to main street

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Opening times

Business hours:
10am - 4pm daily
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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