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National Wool Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Informative visit

Loved learning about the process and history of wool production and seeing the working mill using... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2018
An interesting tour with a purchase of a wool shirt

Visited the area in the summer and was something different to do, the prices in the main shop were... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2018
Sandy, Bedfordshire
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Dre-fach Felindre SA44 5UP, Wales
+44 1559 370929
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All reviews whole process free entry rainy day wool museum well stocked shop guided tour spinning wheel interesting visit welsh cakes worth a visit cafe food upper floor enjoyed our visit nice cafe ample parking couple of hours lovely food
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Reviewed 21 November 2018

Loved learning about the process and history of wool production and seeing the working mill using the old machinery. Do ask the staff questions, we asked and got a personal tour! He used to work in the industry and had comprehensive knowledge which he took...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2018

Visited the area in the summer and was something different to do, the prices in the main shop were £££££, the side shop were ££ and so picked up an XL ? shirt for £50

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SteveLiddle
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This very good museum preserves the old Cambrian Woollen Mill and all its machinery (and on the same site you can view a working weavers' shop). It is very well presented and takes you through the whole process of turning wool into woven items Very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wulfruna
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The museum is one of a kind remaining in the uk , AND A MUST FOR TEXTILE ENTHUSIASTS Everything is well set out and labelled However on our visit there was no one to explain the processes to us . GOOD CAFE

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank judith9898
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to visit. The welcome is warm and the exhibits interesting. I would say it is better suited to the older visitor.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hamilts
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We arrived here quite late in the day and didn't really have enough time to take it all in (and didn't see anything working). There are lots of interactive experiences, bits of machinery, tools and wool-working memorabilia that will tell you all you need to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank reallywrenchit
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Spent a good couple of hours with four children who found plenty to occupy them. The staff were marvellous and explained things to the children as well as speaking in Welsh to the two older kids (both Welsh speakers). It’s great to have free entry...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jane642017
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This place truly us fascinating. Set on the site of a former mill this museum has many machines that are still working. You can follow the story of wool from fleece to finished woven fabric. The restaurant is lovely and there is a well stocked...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul B
Reviewed 12 August 2018

If you have an interest in wool this is definitely the place to come.The display of wool blankets and seeing how they are made is particularly interesting.The staff here are lovely especially the gentleman on the counter in the shop and the lady in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kos63
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We'd been looking forward to visiting the museum and perhaps that was part of the issue. Positives - there was parking and it's free. But the layout was confusing and at 3 in the afternoon the place was pretty deserted - no guides to enthuse/explain...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jean G
5 July 2018|
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Response from dcday1 | Reviewed this property |
My guess would be: take a train from Cardiff to Carmarthen then hire a cab to Drefach (about 20 miles). I have yet to get there, I just have a son who is setting up a pottery school cum shop there very shortly when I shall... More
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Response from BobandJosie | Reviewed this property |
Yes. as othere have said, there is a wide range of items to purchase - but things are "quite expensive".