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National Wool Museum

Address: Dre-fach Felindre SA44 5UP, Wales
Phone Number: (01559) 370929
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Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
69 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
64 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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UK
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Visited the Woolen museum on a recent visit to West Wales. A lovely attraction with great interactive exhibits for visitors of all ages. The café is well worth a mention, excellent sandwiches,and light lunch dishes all made on the premises to a high standard. Great coffee too! All in all if you're anywhere nearby this place won't disappoint!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Took our children (aged 2 and 5) as we knew our 5 year old son would love the machinery, and we weren't wrong! What we didn't expect was a beautiful cafe with a fantastic play area for younger kids, craft activities run by a very friendly staff member, and excellent facilities. I must be honest, I didn't get to see... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Nice to see some of the machines which make up the process, many of which were running and were well explained by the staff. A shame some parts of the process are not done here as they would have been in the past. This is the national woollen museum, so I would expect it to show the whole process. There... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Me and my girlfriend enjoyed the museum very much. It is packed full of information and there are lots of clear signs to guide you round the areas of the museum. We stopped in the cafe for a pasty and a cup of tea after looking round the museum. The food was excellent and not badly priced.

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CARDIFF, WALES
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92 reviews 92 reviews
17 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Visited, with family of various ages, on a wettish day in August. Excellent, organic cafe and a really fascinating guided tour. Interested, informative and chatty staff, free to get in, free parking, nice shop and nothing not to like.

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Bromborough, England, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lots of interesting exhibits and the demonstration we caught the end of was very insightful. Did end up interrupting someone who was filming but there were no signs to indicate this so how were we to know? Think this was more down to the film crew than the museum though.

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