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Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

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Address: 3 Rosamond St. E., Almonte, Mississippi Mills, Ontario K0A 1A0, Canada
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+1 613-256-3754
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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I love this old relic of a museum. I am a member and feel that it has superb special and regular exhibits that are well worth the trip to Almonte. I have purchased lots of great... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Elspeth M
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I love this old relic of a museum. I am a member and feel that it has superb special and regular exhibits that are well worth the trip to Almonte. I have purchased lots of great gifts in the shop and textiles for my home. If you have a chance it is worth a visit.

Thank Elspeth M
Brockville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Great exhibit of local hand and needle work, fantastic exhibit of the progression of weaving. There were 2 master weavers that showed us the techniques of weaving and gave us a demonstration. The section on sheep shearing and how woll was cleaned, combed and spinned was just as informative. The shop down stairs sells locally made weaves at reasonable prices.

Thank ShawnAnnelize
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Really interesting visit to this mill being from Manchester England was surprised to find out that it had once been called Little Manchester and there was a book in a glass cabinet that was actually from Manchester.

Thank kathw1949
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Located in an old woollen mill, this museum does a great job of showing how wool goes from sheep to fabric. If memory service, at the height of the wool industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this region was one of the top suppliers of woollen fabric in the British Empire. With all of the production mills... More 

Thank SheilaK01
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

A walk through the process of making wool fabrics, from sheep to shop. The focus is more on the mechanics of production than craft of making textiles. (More textile samples, linked to relevant looms, would be appreciated). On the main floor, a terrific raw space hosting exhibitions of art and craft work relating to textile production. A terrific store, with... More 

Thank Don B
Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

A very welcoming venue. Artist Diane Lemire's Paradox in the Nora Rosamond Hughes Gallery was endearing. Gift shop had a wide range on offer, all quality items. A bit tricky to move around the large machinery, but lots to learn.

Thank AngelaG2
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

This museum is a gem! The second floor is a fascinating view of the early textile industry in Canada - ca 1870. Run by volunteers, it is definitely worth a trip from Ottawa - and from farther away as well. Delightful gift shop with hand made weaving/textile crafts. Watch for special exhibitions here and take in both the exhibition AND... More 

Thank harpsncats
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Small (only two rooms) but interesting museum. It has old machines from old textile plant, interesting video to show the process.

Thank Maria201406
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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent technical and historic review of a former textile mill. Variety of old equipment, active loom demonstrations, very good historical displays augmented by TV videos. Small but lovely art and craft store. Very friendly staff. There is an art gallery attached. Admission is reasonable. Washrooms are clean.

1 Thank andy_geology
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

This is a gem of a small museum, focussing on the region's textile history. The ground floor is dedicated to current art exhibits. The second floor provides an excellent overview of the wool milling business in this community, complete with videos and artifacts. The gift shop is superb. As for the staff, all of them are knowledgeable, from the person... More 

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