Take a step back in time and discover the important role of flax in our country.

The Flax Stripper

Address: 2 Whyte St, Foxton, New Zealand
Phone number: (06) 363 6846
Open daily, 1-3 pm and at other times by arrangement. 
 Closed: Christmas Day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day.


A look into the flax stripping industry.


Flax has played an important part in the Foxton community for many years. Mainly being used for textiles.

Foxton was home to a number of Flax Mills situated on the Manawatu Riverbank (now, the Loop) and you can visit to see one of the original machines that was used.

A tour of the museum includes seeing the machinery in operation and includes explanations of the industry from tour guides. A photographic display shows the production of carpets and woolpacks from flax. This working machinery is still put to practical use with flax being stripped for people who want fibre for furniture-making, packing and Maori crafts.

Alternate times are available for group bookings. So please inquire at the above details.

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