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National Wool Museum

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Address: Dre-fach Felindre SA44 5UP, Wales
Phone Number: (01559) 370929
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fantastic industrial archaeology well presented

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cambridge, England
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Cambridge, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank beverleym312
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

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 

Thank Peter W
Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 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 

Thank Heulz
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 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 

Thank Jen D
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank FergMA
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Teroka
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank mary w
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1 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Martin B

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