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Stansborough Historic Mill Tour Grand Opening

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Stansborough Historic Mill Tour Grand Opening – New Premises – Petone, Wellington

On 14th Sept Stansborough opens the doors of their new Historic Mill Tour and Showcase Gallery to the public, at their new premises 68 Fitzherbert St, Petone.

The Tour

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow is a brief experience of what fantastic things a dynamic NZ company like Stansborough has become renowned for. It is, an insight into the process of making some of the most beautiful wool textiles, woven by Stansborough and exported to discerning clients all around the globe. The tour is educational, inspiring and original – from paddock to silver screen.

During the tour you will see these historic worsted looms in action – these date back to the 1890's and are the only six still operating commercially in the world.

The innovative tour takes you back to the 1920's and provides glimpses into a bygone era. It focuses on what life was like during this important period in New Zealand's history, the progression from the industrial revolution and the effect this had on the lives of so many New Zealanders, including providing jobs and industry for the local economy.

This new attraction is a must do for any Local, National or International Visitor – or any Tolkien fan.

The Showcase Gallery

The Showcase Gallery provides a stunning display of Stansborough products from one of the most precious commodities in the world – Wool! Arguably the world’s most underestimated, sustainable & natural fibre.


• Historic Mill Tours operate Mon - Fri at 2pm (prior bookings essential) – Token Cost per head and the tour takes approx. ½ hr.

• The Showcase Gallery will be open Mon - Friday 9am - 4pm

with our window to the past – free of charge.

Two launch evenings will be held next week (9 – 11th) for invited guests, VIP’s and Friends of Stansborough, however Saturday the 12th Sept will be a public open day (10 – 4pm) for the first booked tour and grab a few woolly bargains.

About Stansborough

Stansborough is well known for its work and involvement in Costume fabrics for many blockbuster movies (Partnering with Warner Bros / Disney / Weta etc), including Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. More recently Stansborough was selected by the New Zealand to provide Gifting for the Royal Princess. They also provide bespoke design and weave heirloom pieces for some of the top lodges in New Zealand and across the world; including an heirloom tartan for an established southland family. Stansborough are also proud members of Prince Charles’s ‘Campaign for Wool’.

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