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Shear Outback, Hay
(3.9/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
Catch all the action, passion and legends of Australia's colourful shearers at Shear Outback

Shearers enjoy legendary status in Australia, and links to Australia’s vibrant and colourful shearing culture are prevalent in Australian contemporary life and language. Shear Outback is an innovative and exciting interpretative centre devoted to these colourful characters of the bush, and follows the technology of ‘getting the wool’ off, - past, present, and future.

Located in Hay, New South Wales, the Shear Outback facility is a multi-faceted award-winning tourist and educational attraction comprising several complementary experiences. They include; The Australian Shearers’ Hall of Fame; the Shear Outback Exhibition; the historic Murray Downs Woolshed; a Special Exhibition Gallery; a Retail Shop; a Café; - and an ever-evolving year-round calendar of events and programs.
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TripAdvisor
  • This museum has a lot of interesting and interactive exhibits; it would be good to visit with older kids. We learned a lot about woolgrowing, woolclassing and shearing. There was a shearing school run...  more »
  • I would recommend this place to anyone. The static displays are most informative but the shearing display was the highlight. All the staff were friendly and helpful. 
  • We started with a shearing exhibition by a seasoned shearer and a very well behaved ewe. It's great to hear that they do a shearers school for youth of the wider area. The quintessential Australian ou...  more »
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  • Nice museum, lots of artefacts and video, and a great shearing display!
  • Amazing range of products in the shop, Kathy is amazing at stocking great quality and priced goods
  • A lot of information on sharing. Sharing demonstration included if you are at the right times.
  • A great local history museum. Well worth the visit. Has a local cafe and good souvenir shop. The shearing shed is amazing and the maze is quite fun. The property that it is on is brilliant.
  • Great facility but a bit pricey for entry.