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National Wool Museum

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Address: 26 Moorabool St, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
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+61 3 5272 4701
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Here the story of wool is brought to life - told by those who lived it and...

Here the story of wool is brought to life - told by those who lived it and the sounds of heritage machines weaving carpets and knitting socks. Here the smell of lanolin fills the air, fresh fleece beckons your touch and the authentic surrounds of the shearing shed immerse you in the Australian wool story.

The National Wool Museum experience is more than just wool. Here history, science, fashion, handcraft and art come together. Here temporary exhibitions and programs combine learning, exploration and entertainment. Here you can find the finest woollens, learn a traditional craft, explore our region's heritage and maybe even come fate-to-face with creatures from our past.

Today the National Wool Museum is one of Australia's cultural treasures, a major asset to the City of Greater Geelong and a cultural heritage destination for visitors and community.

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Worthwhile stwpping inside.

I was sceptical about visiting but my husband was keen to see the carpet weaving machine in action so we paid our very moderate entry fee and went inside. He was right. The... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2017
Bloss59
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Stawell, Australia
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Stawell, Australia
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11 reviews
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Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

I was sceptical about visiting but my husband was keen to see the carpet weaving machine in action so we paid our very moderate entry fee and went inside. He was right. The machine was fascinating and quite mesmerising. The chap operating it was happy to chat. We tagged on the back of a bus tour group and heard a... More 

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Glenbrook, Australia
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Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit. Loved watching the carpet loom in action, over 100 years old and still going strong. You can buy carpets it produces.

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NWM G, Marketing at National Wool Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, AllanW2773. We're glad you enjoyed visiting the National Wool Museum. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Took my son here for the pirate exhibition. All the staff we came across were extremely helpful and lovely to talk to. The pirate exhibition was good for kids, probably more suitable to 4-5 year olds. Whilst there we had a look around the rest of the museum which we enjoyed, we probably wouldn't have done so only we were... More 

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NWM G, Marketing at National Wool Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review, Aileen. The National Wool Museum always has a variety of exhibitions on display so we're glad you were able to take the time to enjoy everything on offer. The staff and volunteers are very passionate about the museum and are a great asset. More 

HONG KONG
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Reviewed April 14, 2017

Was at the Wool Museum/ Tourist Information Center on a rainy day at Geelong and the staff were amazing and helpful. Big thank you too all.

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NWM G, Marketing at National Wool Museum, responded to this review

Thanks, Quack! We appreciate your feedback about the volunteers and staff. They do an amazing job and love sharing their knowledge about Geelong and the National Wool Museum. More 

Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed April 12, 2017

The wool museum is a great place for children and adults to visit. Displays include old machinery and vehicles. Also the wool process and various displays.

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NWM G, Director at National Wool Museum, responded to this review

Thanks Jillian - always good to know what visitors like most. We love our antique and vintage machines ! Padraic More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

Given the importance of wool to Australia's history, this is a worthwhile place to get a sense of that history. Not sure I'd buy the souvenirs but certainly worthwhile spending a little time for a better understanding of history.

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NWM G, Director at National Wool Museum, responded to this review

Ron - Thank you for visiting and for the feedback. We are passionate about history here and always like hearing others love it too. Padraic More 

Lobethal, Australia
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Reviewed March 11, 2017

Had some time spare, paid my money and walked through. I found it very interesting with great attention to detail and lots to see. The photo competition that was on I thought might be a waste of time but I actually loved it !

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NWM G, Director at National Wool Museum, responded to this review

Changing peoples minds and providing new experiences ... it's why we get up in the morning. Thank you for sharing your experience and hope we see you again soon! Padraic More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Loads of stuff to do for free or included in entry ticket. Really interesting and friendly tour guides if you need. Loads of stuff to look at and interactive exhibits for kids. Worth the entry fee for sure! Excellent quality ugg boots in the gift shop and lovely staff.

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Herzliya, Israel
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Reviewed March 7, 2017

The National Wool Museum was a very pleasant surprise at the start of our Great Ocean Road trip. It is modern, well designed, with an interesting permanent collection, and a temporary photography exhibition that added value. Friendly volunteering staff helps a lot with their explanations.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

This museum gives a great depiction of the history of wool in the country. Going back to 1840 era, one can follow the progress of the industry. There is so much to see, sheep shearing can be viewed but one has to make a prior arrangement. It is an education, and if you have a school group, I am sure... More 

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