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Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

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Pretty good

Tucked away on a strip of land between two segments of the river, the old building has a lot of... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Jean-Paul N
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Ottawa, Canada
Very informative

Great exhibit of local hand and needle work, fantastic exhibit of the progression of weaving. There... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2016
ShawnAnnelize
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Brockville, Canada
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3 Rosamond St. E., Almonte, Mississippi Mills, Ontario K0A 1A0, Canada
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our family specially came to see the Noreen Young puppet exhibition. We didn't expect to see such a Grand exhibit, full of historicaly famous puppets, interactive venues. It was well done!!!! Kids enjoyed playing with coconut head puppets... We even had a chance to see...More

Thank Igor K
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Glad I stopped on the way to Ottawa as the volunteers were lovely and the puppet exhibit was first class. The displays are a great mix of historic artefacts and live demonstrations - very family friendly. Exhibits change regularly so I will be sure to...More

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Tucked away on a strip of land between two segments of the river, the old building has a lot of charm. The displays of old mill machinery is quite impressive. They also had a very old 'Off Set' printer with the led letters... the printed...More

Thank Jean-Paul N
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Surprisingly interesting museum with a lot of 'material'. Cool exhibits for a variety of ages and interactive crafts for kids. If you want to read everything and watch/listen to videos give yourself some time, otherwise it's a quick walk through.

Thank kldey123
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Have been there about four times, mostly for a special exhibit or event. Not very interesting to a casual viewer. The building is not well kept, and neighbours don't seem to like visitors.

Thank AlmaFudd
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....More

Thank Elspeth M
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...More

Thank ShawnAnnelize
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
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...More

Thank SheilaK01
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...More

Thank Don B
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