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Sock World & Sock Knitting Machine Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Cool sock store in Hokitika

This is a very interesting store. It was a pleasant surprise for my wife to find a store almost... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Mark G
New York City, New York
A little gem of engineering history

We had stopped for coffee across the street from the shop and were intrigued about the 'Sock... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
Chester, United Kingdom
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  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“for sale”(5 reviews)
“merino wool”(2 reviews)
“machinery”(6 reviews)
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27 Sewell Street, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
+64 3-755 7251
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We saw this as we wandered down the main street, pop in for a look it's quite interesting. There was a lady making socks at the time we popped in who was quite happy to chat. We had no idea that possum fur is so...More

2  Thank MMR1316
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Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Heard from a local about sock world and being a fan of high quality/interesting socks I was not impressed. The selection of men's socks was poor. I would pass on this stop.

5  Thank Jeremy G
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

This is a very interesting store. It was a pleasant surprise for my wife to find a store almost entirely focussed on socks. She was looking and is always looking for toe socks, which are not easy to find. And, she found a pair here....More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We called in here whilst in Hokitika. We expected a separate museum but it's just a part of the shop that has some knitting machines in it. There's a video playing that's interesting, and socks for sale, although not that much stock. We only spent...More

1  Thank HoneyBadgerBex
Reviewed 17 February 2018

just to watch the video and see the machines for making socks and sometimes the lady there using the machines

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

We had stopped for coffee across the street from the shop and were intrigued about the 'Sock Machine Museum' banner outside. There is a large collection of machinery lovingly displayed at he rear of the shop. The intricacies of design and assembly are a pleasure...More

Thank Landa14
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Unique and delightful. Beautiful Merino wool sox. Ideal present for that difficult in law. A little gem.

Thank 52Diane
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We wandered into this shop because I wanted to look at the socks. Surprisingly the shop is also a small museum of old machines used in the woollen industry. One of our group had worked with some of the machines and it was a trip...More

Thank Alys847
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

My mum used an early machine to knit jumpers and the sock machines are based on the same principle. They are quite fascinating and the video worth watching. But if you want a pair of socks hand made on one of these prepare to pay...More

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 25 April 2017

To be honest we only went in because the name amused us, however it is an interesting little shop and I'm glad we did go in. It was interesting seeing the machines and reading the history, and of course we all got a pair of...More

1  Thank angelC3476SL
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Seeing the machinery for wool carding & yarn creation was fascinating, & the many machines for automated sock making was interesting - it must have been a very competitive market when they were first made! The yarn selection, mostly sock weight, but also DK, was...More

Thank HeidiAussie
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Where else would you get a chance to see how socks are made and buy them at the same time For all you sock enthusiasts there is antiquated machines and current models

1  Thank DJS1950
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