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National Wool Museum

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Address: Dre-fach Felindre SA44 5UP, Wales
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+44 1559 370929
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fascinating History

Sounds kind of odd, but this was a hidden jem. The museum guides you through the wool process, while at the same time addressing the history and economic effects upon the area... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Ada B
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sounds kind of odd, but this was a hidden jem. The museum guides you through the wool process, while at the same time addressing the history and economic effects upon the area. And of course, it has a great gift shop.

Thank Ada B
Swansea Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Free parking and entry. I will be returning soon. A great insight into Wales' history of woollen cloth manufacture. BUT The only thing I found that they had missed out was the area of Mid Wales, which was (and still is) the main area for wool production. The the manufacturing industry was lost in the area because of the advances... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

We visited the centre during a recent visit to the area, and we were very pleasantly surprised. The whole museum and the very knowledgeable staff everything was great. You can see the mill in full working order. The highlight was seeing the 400 plus bobbin machine. Would recommend a visit.

Thank Diane336
Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Paid a visit to this wonderful museum on a visit short break to Carmarthenshire. Fantastically interesting working museum, plotting the history of wool , its journey from sheep to yarn/ cloth etc. Wales' rich history of the wool industry. Really wonderful space. Great Café and lovely shop. Staff very welcoming and helpful. FREE Entry ! Well worth a visit. Only... More 

Thank cfc1008
Rockingham, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Well we got lost finding this lovely site but that added to our adventure of being in Wales for the first time. The car park is big and was full when we got there but luckily found someone who was leaving. Free Parking and Entry which when travelling from overseas is nice to know. Met some wonderful people when walking... More 

Thank Jennifer P
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

We found ourselves spending a considerable time looking around this museum which was wonderfully interactive and informative.

Thank spongemum
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Visited here as I wanted to see how blankets where made. Being a Welsh blanket fanatic I was excited to see what the actual process is. Warm and friendly welcome. Knowledge of the guy demonstrating the machinery is fantastic and his enthusiasm is what really makes the tour interesting. Going round here will really put into perspective the hard work... More 

Thank Ben J
Cambridge, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

This was a working woollen mill until 1982, now a museum. A lot of machinery, and a lot to see. As other people have said, much more interesting than expected, and also difficult to find (check the postcode for your satnav). When we were there a former worker was on hand to explain things, and it is well worth not... More 

Thank Afterbrunel
Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

We have finally found this museum. It took some hunting out. Signposts from the Llandeilo end were a bit strange and we seem to be taken all over the place to get there. Perhaps it was was to get you acquainted with sheep! We were very lucky to get a parking place in the main hardstanding car park as the... More 

Thank LadyGail62
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We saw the leaflet & decided to visit on a wet Saturday morning. We got a little lost following the brown signs & had to resort to asking a gentleman walking along. Once there, we found it steeped in history with great displays. Our 11year old followed the kids guide & collected the bits of wool. He enjoyed it, which... More 

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