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National Wool Museum

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

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Interesting to learn what goes on from sheared sheep to blanket or clothing!

Entry is free so that was a bonus. It's all indoors so suitable for a rainy day. It was very interesting to see how wool is processed from start to finish. We enjoyed seeing and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entry is free so that was a bonus. It's all indoors so suitable for a rainy day. It was very interesting to see how wool is processed from start to finish. We enjoyed seeing and learning about the various machines. It was a bonus to have a birds eye view of the men at work making blankets etc. The gift... More 

Thank DS B
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Traveled a long way today after checking that the mill was open, only to find on arrival that it was closed because of industrial action. Needless to say we were very annoyed! A 3hr journey wasted.If the museum is closed surely it is only polite to advertise that it is on line. Hope that everyone learns from our mistake and... More 

Thank Alistair M
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6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I hadn't intended to visit the museum, but having a little time on my hands and seeing the brown tourist sign, I thought I'd take a detour. Sadly simply following the road signs didn't guide me easily or simply to the correct location. Had to resort to navigation by phone (which with little or no signal was also a challenge).... More 

Thank Rachel W
Scottish Borders
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190 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I visited this museum with a group of American sheep farmers, as I was their tourist guide. We had a vey warm welcome on arrival and an excellent tour of the mill before the group could explore more at their own pace. The history of the shawls and other woollen items was fascinating and the textile room was enormously interesting.... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Our Guide, Non, was very knowledgeable of the wool process and capable of running much of the machinery. Nice to see machines still in working order and looms in operation. Nice little cafe with the best Welsh cakes we had in Wales.

Thank Scott M
Hong Kong, China
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I have to be honest we only came here for the mill rather than the museum. We have a dog see so we couldn't take it in. We missed it the first time driving through the village. Purple sign to the left just past the playing field on the right. The Museum has a shop selling lovely but very expensive... More 

Thank Simonnearly45
Aberdeen, Washington
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

This is an excellent museum showing how wool is made into yarn and then woven and finished. Excellent for young children. Across the yard is a working mill which has a cat walk above the looms and you can watch it in action. There is also a small shop on the 1st floor. The museum has a gift shop with... More 

Thank Patty K
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Firstly. I would have paid to go to this museum. But the fact it was free, care of it being part of the brilliant National Museums of Wales group meant that it would be a quality experience. We learned so much about the history of wool in Wales and about how the woollen industry may have been rural but it's... More 

Thank Darron1970
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Lovely building: the old wool mill has been sympathetically converted into a museum with a lovely feeling of space and modern touches but preserving the old structure, walls and floors. I went with a toddler, but they seemed to have a fantastic array of activity tables for slightly older children, with arts and crafts linked to wool and an activity... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

All free, nice cafe and gift shop and a fabulous trail for kids. Sadly none of the machinery was working on the day we went which made things less interesting.

Thank Katherine B

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