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Address: Dre-fach Felindre SA44 5UP, Wales
Phone Number: (01559) 370929
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Fascinating museum with something for everyone

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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33 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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19 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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25 helpful votes 25 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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103 helpful votes 103 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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