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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Brilliant day out

A little bit out of the way, almost missed the entrance from the village. Part of the National Museum of Wales. Plenty of free parking on site, and free entry to the museum. Gives... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A little bit out of the way, almost missed the entrance from the village. Part of the National Museum of Wales. Plenty of free parking on site, and free entry to the museum. Gives a fascinating insight into the workers lives of the 19th century. Demonstrations are given daily,though check first. Our children were fascinated at the transformation from wool... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a fantastic museum. I really liked the variety of content in the exhibition, which had everything from big, dirty Victorian textile machines through to displays of 1960s fashion. The displays were also really informative, and there were things for children to do throughout the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The volunteers were very informative and helpful. The museum was well set up and gave you a sense of the industry as it was right up to present day production. The blankets are beautiful And the things you can make with flannel, amazing.

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Amblecote
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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38 helpful votes 38 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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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
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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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23 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 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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