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National Wool Museum

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Address: 26 Moorabool St, Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
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+61 3 5272 4701
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09:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Here the story of wool is brought to life - told by those who lived it and...

Here the story of wool is brought to life - told by those who lived it and the sounds of heritage machines weaving carpets and knitting socks. Here the smell of lanolin fills the air, fresh fleece beckons your touch and the authentic surrounds of the shearing shed immerse you in the Australian wool story.

The National Wool Museum experience is more than just wool. Here history, science, fashion, handcraft and art come together. Here temporary exhibitions and programs combine learning, exploration and entertainment. Here you can find the finest woollens, learn a traditional craft, explore our region's heritage and maybe even come fate-to-face with creatures from our past.

Today the National Wool Museum is one of Australia's cultural treasures, a major asset to the City of Greater Geelong and a cultural heritage destination for visitors and community.

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Absolutely Brilliant! Excellent Value, Pirates, Wool, Dinosaurs & a Wonderful Exhibit for those with Dementia.

The National Wool Museum located in Geelong Victoria is exceptional value for money & proved to be thoroughly entertaining for both adults & children alike. In addition to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Beck and Steven X
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The National Wool Museum located in Geelong Victoria is exceptional value for money & proved to be thoroughly entertaining for both adults & children alike. In addition to the permanent Galleries & machinery that are set up to showcase the history of the Australian Wool Industry, the museum provides for various other exhibits to take up temporary residence during the... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just a great way to spend an hour or two in the museum, learning a little bit about the wool industry in Geelong!

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Parramatta, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting museum and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Gift shop has a lot of wonderful stock reasonably priced. Enjoyed the visit very much.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Wool Museum is housed in the first wool store building in Geelong. Surprisingly more than a century ago, Geelong had a thriving textile industry supported by the many local graziers. The museum houses many varied exhibits about the local wool industry across two levels. Exhibits include the life of farmers and shearers, the processes undertaken to make the... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only went there to see the removed Geelong Historical Records Centre. A bit of an inconvenience with stairs and needing to wear a tag on entry. Nevertheless some interesting information.

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Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We didn’t expect much when we checked out the National Wool Museum a few weeks ago but we were surprised by the eagerness and expert information we were given by the excellent volunteers who explained the displays and machinery to give us an idea of how it all matters and is made. Definitely not the most exciting museum we have... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The building itself is a beautiful piece of architecture very well maintained. A good overview of the wool industry and the process of turning wool into yarn. Old machinery is explained properly. There is a demonstration of creating carpets. Volunteers are very friendly and eager to share their knowledge. Other spaces in the building have temporary displays. There is a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Considering how important wool was to Geelong and the farming areas it services, this is a pretty dull outfit. A gloomy old stone building with a very mixed bag of supposedly wool-related products, drifts into a museum meant to be dedicated to wool. (There's no sign to indicate the end of the shop and the start of the museum so... More 

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Well what a dissappointment . You enter a shop no real sign of welcome all dulcet tones seemed like more shop assistants / workers hangers on . The prices are out rageous $12 for 3 balls of wool.Products made in New Zealand containing, products containing nylon. The kiwi products contain possum not sure it they are Aussie or wherever?. Products... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Took my step son and we both did not hate nor like it did not grab us in any way. Would just say been there done that

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