The Wool Shed

Welcome to The Wool Shed, New Zealand's national museum of sheep and shearing.

Located just one and a half hours from Wellington, we're a hands-on heritage museum in the rural town of Masterton.

When you drop in to see us you'll enjoy:

  • Two authentic woolsheds trucked in from real farms, full of new and historic shearing equipment and sheep farm gear.
  • Displays describing the history of sheep farming and its importance to our nation.
  • Samples of wool types and wool end-products.
  • Spinning and weaving demonstrations on Wednesdays or by arrangement.
  • The story of shearing – its beginnings and how it became an international sport.
  • Shearing demonstrations in the historic woolshed by arrangement – just give us a call.
  • Our shop with its wide range of wool garments and souvenirs.

And much, much more to stimulate your knowledge for history and actual activities on sheep farms.  We are a visitor attraction of international quality and we welcome visitors from all over New Zealand as well as thousands of visitors from around the world.


Website kindly donated by the Rotary Club of Masterton South.