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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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nice cafe

A flying visit for lunch in early December. Service in the cafe was friendly and attentive. I had the spicy parsnip soup, very thick and tasty with a warm cob of bread and butter... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
Alfiescarlet
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West Wales
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West Wales
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

A flying visit for lunch in early December. Service in the cafe was friendly and attentive. I had the spicy parsnip soup, very thick and tasty with a warm cob of bread and butter, and a decent size piece of cheese. My wife opted for the panini option which she reported to be just the right thing for the time... More 

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Thank you a great day out! We were a small group from a secondary school in Pembrokeshire. The tour around the mill was very informative and pitched just right for the group, with lots of time for questions with simple concise answers. A very good Cafe with delicious Welsh food.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

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 

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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 

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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 

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Scottish Borders
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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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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.

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Thank Scott M
Hong Kong, China
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

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Thank Simonnearly45
Aberdeen, Washington
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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 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

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 

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