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National Wool Museum

26 Moorabool St, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
+61 3 5272 4701
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Fascinating museum

Besides the wonderful and informative exhibits, the best thing about this museum is the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert D
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Brooklyn, New York
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Friendly staff. Helpful. Kids enjoyed looking at different things, and assignments handed in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michelle J
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Geelong, Australia
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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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26 Moorabool St, Geelong, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Besides the wonderful and informative exhibits, the best thing about this museum is the enthusiastic volunteers. One demonstrated the 1910 carpet loom that is the museum's centrepiece. Another spoke to us about the history of the wool industry. Plus the museum is inside a historic...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff. Helpful. Kids enjoyed looking at different things, and assignments handed in showed me much they learnt. Parents who assisted also enjoyed helping out.

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wool wool and wool, all the information and history about it. would recommend to get in a have a view around

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came for the school holiday activities which were good. My children actually enjoyed the rest of the museum more though, so much to learn & explore! All the staff/volunteers we chatted with were friendly and helpful!

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

If you're wanting a place that will keep your children engaged, to have fun and at the same time be educated, then this is the place to visit. The National Wool Museum is hands on and full of fun facts. The kids get to interact...More

Thank mum_to_4_terrors
Reviewed 6 August 2017

interesting way to spend time on a freezing cold day. Very helpful staff at information centre. Lots of history explored

Thank Vincent L
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We have been here twice and it is well worth a look at some history. I would recommend this place. The good old days when wool was a huge commodity for Australia

Thank Macka6969
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

If you're into museums the Geelong National Wool Museum is interesting. It has a loom in the upstairs area and a really lovely gift shop downstairs which stocks some lovely items especially if you are from overseas and want to buy some souvenirs. There is...More

Thank Jdanielak
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Well worth a visit. They have nice scarf exhibition on at the moment. We enjoyed looking inside the museum and seeing all of the interesting bits and pieces. In interesting place to visit.

Thank ozgirl07
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Wool Museum is an excellent place to visit in Geelong. It takes you on the journey of how wool was processed and produced in the home of wool (Geelong). Geelong has a long history in the wool industry, which the Museum underscores. A restaurant...More

Thank David M
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Tyrone P
14 August 2015|
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Response from NWM G | Property representative |
Tyrone - thank you for contacting us. We could certainly put together a facilitated tour for your group. Group tours generally start at $6.00 per person. Please feel free to contact us we can help organise your visit (the... More
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