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“Good for a wet day activity”

The Woolshed Museum
Ranked #6 of 21 things to do in Masterton
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

The museum is about the sheep industry in the local area and New Zealand in general. Worth a visit which will only take about an hour.

1  Thank Louby76
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

I'll admit, my boyfriend enjoyed this more than i did.

Its a great interesting look at a small part of New Zealand history, the buildings are actual old sheering sheds, it's fairly obvious because the whole time it creaks under your feet, it's great because it adds to the feel of it. It took over an hour to explore the museum, there are even parts that are hands on so you can feel the tools used back in the day and compare them to how it would be now.

The volunteers at the front were very friendly, offering extra information when possible. The museum itself was only $8 per adult, more in my price range than some other attractions around Masterton.

If you're like me and forget your glasses it's quite hard to read some of the exhibits, it's not that the writing is small, but their is a lot of it. But there are plenty of videos to watch to help take a break from the reading. My favorite part was to walk around the back where there were fake sheep, engines and all the old tools used.

Well worth a look, for the price its a good way to spend an hour.

1  Thank kate_adams_1993
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

This was a great place to visit to experience a unique part of NZ's heritage. The building is a real woolshed which makes it feel all the more special, you can feel the history around you. The displays are fascinating and all of our group from Grandad down to preschoolers found plenty to keep them happy and entertained for a couple of hours (the movies were great and the shearer's quarters was very interesting). The staff (volunteers) were very friendly and knowledgeable and the gift shop was very good. Well worth a visit (and if you have children the park is right across the road).

1  Thank kiwi1811027
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

This is a very interesting museum, particularly as it was actually a real wool shed before it was transported to it's new destination. It may look small from the outside, but it took us quite a long time to look around all the exhibits and to view the videos. The volunteers staffing the front counter were cheerful and friendly, and for me, it was all the more interesting because they had known so many of my family members who had farmed in the district in years gone by. There is a shop at the front with some beautiful knitwear on sale, and to browse around that is free of charge, but the museum has a realistic charge for entry.

3  Thank Glenda A
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Reviewed 17 December 2016
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