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Map showing Shear Discovery Centre

Phone: (06) 378 8008

Suitable for Ages: Families

Shear Discovery Centre, exhibits in the Shear Discovery Centre trace the history and development of sheep farming in New Zealand. The main emphasis is on wool, which was the sheep industry's only export product until the 1880s. Most displays are about the history and process of shearing wool, but transport and manufacturing of wool is also covered.

The Centre is in two relocated pioneer woolsheds next door to Aratoi, the Wairarapa Museum of Art and History. The Shear Discovery Centre has three-dimensional displays of shearing shed plant and activities, along with wall and video displays. Live sheep shearing is carried out by arrangement.

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