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The dog shows and sheep shearing were excellent... A definite must see in Rotorua.

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Shearing Museum

Travel half a century back in time to the Agrodome’s authentic recreation of a 1950’s-era Shearing Shed. Watch a sheep being shorn with vintage machinery and discover just how New Zealand became the world’s number one wool growing nation!

Travel half a century back in time to the Agrodome’s authentic recreation of a 1950’s-era Shearing Shed. Watch a sheep being shorn with vintage machinery and discover just how New Zealand became the world’s number one wool growing nation!

Interactive displays of memorabilia, digital video footage, fascinating facts and historical photographs take you  on an enlightening journey through the history of New Zealand’s wool industry and the remarkable stories of those Kiwis who devoted their lives to it.

The Shearing Museum also tells the inspiring story of world champion sheep shearers the George and Ivan Bowen. Learn how these two brothers revolutionised the world’s shearing and wool handling industries and see their game-changing Bowen method first hand.

On display in the shearing shed is a wide range of equipment from yesteryear such as antique grinders, wool presses and more.

  • Private tours only: Contact reservations@agrodome.co.nz for further details and rates
  • Free entry with Agrodome pass to Farm Show or Farm Tour



 
 
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