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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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Such an interesting place, the route through the museum is well signed and the exhibits all in working order. . We asked one of the staff if the carding machine would be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Jenny C
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Such an interesting place, the route through the museum is well signed and the exhibits all in working order. . We asked one of the staff if the carding machine would be working, he said yes and turned it on and explained exactly how process worked. All the staff are very helpful and informative. The shop has a good selection... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Worth the time to visit. We saw fleece go from a pile just off the sheep through machinery and end up as fiber that was woven into cloth. Difficult work at the time when done more or less totally by hand. Given a new appreciation of the skills necessary to any handmade item. Beautiful throws and blankets available for purchase... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Good place to visit. Bigger than I thought it would be from the photographs. Free entrance. Downsides? Food is a little expensive but then the museum is free to get into and the food is really nicely cooked. For me the only downside of significance was that I thought the interpretation could be better. It was hard to work out... More 

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Ceredigion, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

As a Textiles teacher I've driven by here 100 times but never stopped by. But now with a baby in tow we decided on a rainy day it was worth a visit. We followed all the disabled signs and with a buggy we didn't miss out on anything so don't let this out you off. It was late on a... More 

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Essex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Having visited the Quilt Centre in Lampeter, we thought that this would be easy to find. But the only signs on the A475 were to Rock Mill. Eventually we found ourselves in Newcastle Emlyn where we discovered a sigh post to the Museum.....and eventually another. But we missed a third and went some distance before realising our mistake and back-tracking.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I came here sheepishly with my wife at her insistence, and left here completely impressed. We are both interested in industrial history, and the stories told here provided new insights that neither one of us had expected. This museum definitely deserves a visit.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had a lovely visit, all the staff were most charming and helpful especially Owain who explained the best way round, showed us the whole process and then informed us the time of the next running of the mill. We loved the children's dressing up! It really makes you appreciate the effort in the past of making wool, pleasant reasonably... More 

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

A great day seeing Victorian engineering in action. A wonderful practical museum staffed by people who know their stuff. See how wool Is transformed from fleeces to world class fabric (Welsh Wool of course!!) You could spend hours watching the machines in action. Good cafe & shop; the shop sells a good range of Welsh wool products. Suitable for all... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Eventually paid a visit on Monday 8th June after promising myself a visit there for over a year. What a little gem of a place much to my surprise and in a lovely environment. It is suitable for all sorts of people and of all ages but I intend going back with my 4 year old grandson who will be... More 

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Tregaron, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

An excellent, interesting and informative way to spend a few hours learning about the woollen industry, free admission and free parking.Superb location, good food in cafe (if a bit expensive) A bit more interaction from the staff to inform visitors would have been good, especially in the Weaving sheds.

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Additional Information about National Wool Museum

Address: Dre-fach Felindre SA44 5UP, Wales
Phone Number: (01559) 370929
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Carmarthenshire  >  Dre-fach Felindre
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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