- GALLERY SHOP OPEN : MON – THURS 9AM – 4PM – CLOSED FRIDAYS. Due to covid and staff sickness, please call first to make sure someone is here to meet you.
Urgent visits outside these times, please call us and make an appointment if available.
- TOURS: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, Minimum number or minimum cost per visit apply – see looms in action, hear story.
Gallery Shop – Many one off treasures to be found. Support Local
See Window to the Past – wide range of 100% pure NZ woven pieces and finished goods on display or for purchase, may see a loom in action
Hours: MON – THURS – 9am – 4pm. Several ‘Open Day Weekends’ throughout the year (Due to covid and staff sickness, please call first to make sure someone is here to meet you.)
Sign up for notification of VIP – Friends of Stansborough ‘Special Events or Open Nights’.
Address: 68 Fitzherbert St , Petone, Lower Hutt 5012, Wellington, New Zealand. Parking right outside.
Phone: (+64) 4 566 5591
Email: [email protected]
Historic Mill Tours – Past, Present and Future in Action
TOURS BY PRE BOOKING APPOINTMENT ONLY, AT SET TIMES MIN NUMBERS OR COST PER TOUR APPLIES – Some restrictions may apply due to Omicron, please call and discuss.
Cost : please phone or email for bookings. Minimum cost or $210 applies or 6 persons per tour.
Adults $35 per tour, Children $25 or Minimum Cost $210 per tour – to cover staff, safety regulations, stopping mill production etc. Or visit the gallery and look through the window to the past, while you shop – free of charge.
Soirees or Bigger Group Tours Can Be Catered For – Special Groups – please phone and ask for details – Do something different this year and arrange a team shopping visit. Supporting local NZ artisans, discover NZ best NZ made innovative wool blankets and stylish throws
Groups or bulk tours – for appointment times and costings please phone or email for details, we can do tours for your private group, up to around 40 persons.
Mill Tours last approx 1/2 to 3/4 of an hour, depending on how long everyone spends in the Gallery after, but the intro story is about 10 mins, the video about 5 mins and then the mill tour to see the historic looms in action about 15 mins, ending back in the gallery to purchase gifts to take home.
Please note : This is an Historic Working Weaving Mill, so production needs to be stopped for the tour. It is fun, educational and interesting, so unique for every NZ Visitor or Local. The old machinery is fascinating to watch in production and these are six of the only looms of this era (1890’s) still working commercially in the world. These create incredible pieces of heirloom textiles, but you will see just how labour intensive the whole production is. From the yarn to the final product for sale. The visit to the Narnia Wardrobe, with video, shows the farm side of the production, so there is something for everyone. This is a standing tour with no seating, apart from while watching the video, so please make sure you are mobile enough to stand during the majority of the tour or have a walking aid if necessary to do the tour comfortably.