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Address: Dre-fach Felindre SA44 5UP, Wales
Phone Number: (01559) 370929
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fascinating for anyone with an interest in the history of Welsh Tapestry.

Friendly and helpful staff - we couldn't believe it was free! The attached working mill was fabulous too - many thanks to Raymond for his time and knowledge.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Friendly and helpful staff - we couldn't believe it was free! The attached working mill was fabulous too - many thanks to Raymond for his time and knowledge.

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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We enjoyed the atmosphere of a traditional woolen mill recreated through thoughtful displays and an evocative commentary by our guide. Smell of lanolin and engine oil, demonstration of working machines - we were invited to imagine the sound of 26 looms operating together! The lives of the workers were described in captioned photos and audio files. The origin of common... More 

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Hamilton, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Here, in a wonderful west Wales setting, is a thoughtfully restored historic woolen mill, complete with active weavers using mechanical looms. Very instructive displays and restored equipment from mid-19th century and forward. A number of independent weavers make use of the looms, and the process is easily observed. Most enjoyable, too, to search out other craft weavers in the area.

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Bethesda, Gwynedd UK
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We visited the museum on the way to Parkdean. It is absolutely lovely museum. Our girls had fun to fill the quiz on the way through the museum. They had a chance to touch and "play" with the wool and see all the processes to get the final product.

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Porthcawl, Wales, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My husband and I visited the museum today, having visited some 30 years ago, and so pleased to see it still running and producing such lovely materials. We decided to buy a small keepsake and purchased a lovely soft "chunky ram" with the rather Welsh looking name of Bobi Craft - it was not until we were well on the... More 

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Trewern, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

As we are on holiday in Aberporth we had been told to visit the wool musem, and we're really impressed very interesting visit. Lots to read about and see lovely to see the looms working. The cafe and shop are together the food very good and plentiful. Staff very freindly and helpful.easy to get round if you have a disability.... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Arriving at the old mill that houses this museum is lovely. The river rushes past, whilst the old mill stream sits quietly beside, waiting for the mill wheel to begin again - perhaps one day, it will. The first room is the cafe and shop, so it is possible to snack and browse as one. There are a lot of... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
74 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I'm a sucker for machines and Industrial Archaeology so this was always going to be a great place for me to visit but my wife and son also enjoyed it too! First off, it's free to get in! Parking was easy and we could have eaten there but didn't as it was the wrong time of day when we left.... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We took our group here during a recent coach holiday and were impressed by the way the museum is run. We were given a guided tour and had the machines and processes explained to us by a knowledgable guide. Great to see the old machines working. Plenty to see around the exhibits, and a chance to see modern day millers... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
73 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

On a wet day this is a great place to explore - particularly if as we did you happen to time your visit to coincide with when they are giving practical demonstrations of the old machines working. Sound and sight is awesome!

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