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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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Very interesting, could do a bit more

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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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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Thank Martin B
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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Great displays, some of them interactive, beginning with how woollen mills came about and their place in history, but also wonderful to watch the spinning and weaving machines in action. My husband is a wheelchair user, and there was nowhere out of bounds to him, as there was a lift. We had a delicious lunch (paninis and salad) in the... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Great to see that historic machines have been maintained in working condition, so that it is possible to see them demonstrated and working in timed sessions. The cafe is offering good snacks and lunches, and it is good to see the place being used for local community craft activities. For an understanding of how sheep's wool is changed into cloth... More 

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West Wales
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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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