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National Wool Museum

Dre-fach Felindre SA44 5UP, Wales
(01559) 370929
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Bromborough, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Swansea, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I live close to the museum and still find it great for rainy day activity. The coffee shop ofrfers plenty of homemade fare and decent hot drinks while the museum itself is staffed with helpful, knowledgable staff. There are regular demonstrations of the machinery and loads of stuff to interact with. If you go when it's busy (public holidays, etc)... More

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Oswaldtwistle Lancs
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very interesting and informative displays. Helpful staff and excellent homemade beef pasties in cafe.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We pre-planned to go to the wool museum on our recent holiday, its a great rainy day activity (it was pouring down when we went). Its very intactive for the kids you can feel wool, textiles and make pictures, in the cafe they have lots of toys to play with. The demonstrations of the machinery are amazing to see in... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
28 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Some new lottery funding has made quite a difference to this museum which is well laid out and informative, especially for youngsters. Demonstrations are periodically offered. The little cafe is also clean and offers reasonable fare. Plenty of car parking and not too far to walk from your car. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The weather was a bit grey so we decided to spend half a day at the National Wool Museum. There was plenty to see and do, and watching the working demonstrations and being able to ask questions of a really well informed guide (who had actually worked in a similar mill) was great. We also enjoyed the textile gallery and... More

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Lovely museum - went with my grandmother and I wasn't sure what to expect but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. I loved looking at the clothes from the past decades as well as all the working machinery. Great museum!

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New Quay, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

love the old mill very interesting you can see how they use the looms there is also a shop you need about an hour there

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Reichenbach, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

There's not much in this little town, but the museum was well worth the drive. The displays were professional and interesting. And the staff was very kind and helpful. Some of the machines are still used for working demonstrations. And next door is a working mill that does speciality fabrics and textiles. Free admission, too. A great couple of hours... More

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wiltshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

As a hand spinner, I was looking forward to this visit. It didn't disappoint. It charted the history of spinning and weaving from a cottage industry to massed production using machines. The guides were very helpful and knowledgable. The machines can be seen working. Theres a good cafe and gift shop.

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