Product for sale & Window to the Past – wide range of woven pieces and finished goods on display, may see a loom in action
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4pm. Other times by appointment if possible. Several ‘Open Day Weekends’ throughout the year
Address: 68 Fitzherbert St , Petone, Lower Hutt 5012, Wellington, New Zealand
Phone: (+64) 4 566 5591
Historic Mill Tours – Past, Present and Future in Action
Tours by appointment only, 2pm Mon/Fri pre-booked, cost applies per person
Cost applies – please phone or email for details. Minimum cost applies.
Soirees or Bulk Group Tours
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 or wheelchair if necessary to do the tour comfortably.