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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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Good factual morning out

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
beverleym312
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an interesting museum. There is plenty to see and learn about the wool industry through the ages. We were shown the route to go round the museum before we started which was really helpful as it is not clear when you are walking round. It was good to see the machinery still being used to make the items available... More 

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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A museum jam packed full of information, possibly too much for the group we took (11, 7, 2 & grandparents!) We guessed it was run by volunteers and we couldn't fault them, really helpful and patient with the children. Unfortunately, after following the tourist signs all the way, once you're in the museum there seems to be a lack of... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A family of 6 with 16, 8, 3 & 1yr old. We took a picnic. There are outdoor picnic benches (not sheltered) a cafe inside and gift shop. A small corner area where children can play with toys. The museum is good, interesting to see a working wool museum. You can also purchae wool made items, blankets, shawls, purses etc.... More 

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Thank Jen D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

A very interesting overview of the wool industry in Wales with treatment of the processes used and purposes of the goods. Could have had more about the sheep industry and more activities for the kids, but all in all everyone had a good time!

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Thank FergMA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Called in here as we had time to kill before going for a meal. Very interesting especially the clothes etc on 1st floor. Would like to go back on another day when demonstrations are on. Had fun sitting in big chair knitting.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This was a fascinating couple of hours, seeing the process of wool from sheep to garment. There are working looms, which are vintage, clacking away and making up the ( very expensive) fabric you can buy. You go through the whole wool mill at your own pace, and see every part of wool making and great historicl photos. Really not... More 

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Thank mary w
Oswestry
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

A tourist attraction which is incredibly well signposted but why? It's not simply disappointing, unwelcoming and third rate, it is such a correct commentary of the Welsh Tourist Board!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Allow a few hours for this trip. Lots of missed opportunities of demonstrating how the machinery would work etc. While there are audio narratives its not the same seeing it in action especially as children today could experience this in a fuller way. Some interactive activities for the children. Well laid out, lots of missed opportunities.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Interesting place to visit, home of the unique Welsh blankets. As somebody from a mill town myself, a lot of familiar stuff re architecture, processes and machinery but as it was wool not cotton, there was a real difference.....the fluffy white stuff! There's big containers of stuff for you to get a good handful of and have a fleecy feel... More 

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