The Wool Shed, National Museum of Sheep & Shearing.
Visit The Wool Shed Museum in Masterton and learn why New Zealand used to “live off the sheep’s back.”
Wander through our two historic woolsheds and new gallery, to see our hands-on displays of sheep farm equipment and memorabilia, stock health and breeding, traction engines and a genuine pioneer hut.
Learn about sheep – their meat, their wool and their dozens of by-products. Follow the history of sheep farming and sheep breeds. Watch our video displays.
At specially arranged demonstrations, get up close and personal with our shearers and see sheep being shorn.
See the history of wool spinning from ancient times and our collection of spinning wheels. Watch local spinners and weavers plying their craft on Wednesday mornings.
Browse through the Wool Shed Shop, which has New Zealand’s best range of hand and factory-made wool garments, at great prices. Plus footwear, sheepskin rugs and mementos.