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Masterton Visitor Information Centre
315 Queen Street, Masterton
Phone: 06 370 0909


Carterton District Historical Society Inc
Loved ones’ graves

A tour of headstones at Clareville Early Settlers’ Cemetery. Visit the grave of Ellen Dougherty, first Registered Nurse in the world, and learn about the history of other interesting people buried in the cemetery. Following the tour, the Carterton Museum will be open for anyone interested in visiting.

Clareville Cemetery, Chester Road, Carterton
Monday 6 June at 9.30am and Sunday 12 June at 2pm, wet or fine (meet at the chapel, second gate)
Contact: Adèle Pentony-Graham, 06 379 6402 or


Family love

A display of wedding and family photos, dating back to the 1880s and 1890s, plus wedding dresses and children’s christening gowns.

44 Broadway, Carterton
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and weekends from 7 to 26 June, 2-4pm
Contact: Adèle Pentony-Graham, 06 379 6402 or

Fell Locomotive Museum
The romance of a bygone era

A display of stories by children and grown-ups with a shared love of steam and the experience of taking the train ‘over the hill’ to Wellington, featuring two new stories by men who spent part of their childhood at Cross Creek and Summit.

Corner Fitzherbert and Lyon Streets, Featherston
Daily throughout June, 10am-4pm
Contact: Brenda Schafer, 06 308 9379

Meakin at Woodland
Inspired by love

A collection of more than 3000 pieces of China from the English potteries of Alfred Meakin and J & G Meakin. Come and walk down memory lane, enjoying patterns inspired by a love of history, patriotism, music and musical shows, literature and nature. Guided tours available.

Woodland Holt, 47 Watt Street, Featherston
Please phone to arrange a viewing time
Contact: Judi Adams, 06 308 9927 or 027 291 2774

Museum of Childhood
Given with love

A display of items ‘given with love’ to children. Stories about the items demonstrate the love of children by their family members.

40 Makora Road, Masterton
Throughout June, by appointment
Contact: Diana Stidolph, 06 377 4743

New Zealand Shear Discovery Centre
Well, we LIKE our sheep . . .

The historic Glendonald 1903 Woolshed and the Wilton 1900 Woolshed, built in split totara, house a history of sheep and wool. Many sheep-industry historic items are included, the pride of which is the 1920s Tretheway statue of ‘Shearing a Ram’.

Dixon Street North, Masterton
Open throughout June, 10am-4pm or by arrangement
Contact: Office Solutions, 06 378 8008

Wairarapa Railway Restoration Society
Railway romance

Share the stories of romance in railway communities (photos, videos, films and documents). See displays of railways of the past and the people who lived in these communities. Bring your information along to have it recorded, loaned or donated. Copying facilities and light refreshments available.

Carterton Community and Railway Museum, Corner Broadway and Wheatstone Streets
Saturday 12 June and Sunday 13 June, 9am-4pm
Contact: Ken O’Reilly, 06 377 0631