National Wool Museum

National Wool Museum, Geelong: Hours, Address, National Wool Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

National Wool Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Here the story of wool is brought to life - told by those who lived it and through the sights 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 - as a cultural heritage destination for visitors and community.
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Jacquie S
Sydney, Australia8 contributions
Dec. 2021
I learnt so much about the wool industry and its history and impact on Australia from this unexpectedly excellent museum. well worth a visit.
Written 13 January 2022
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Simon B
City of Greater Geelong, Australia2,304 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Family
Tween boys groaned when I touted idea of Wool Museum visit.
Couldn’t get them to leave after ninety minutes inside!
Wool and MORE: farming, community, fashion, textiles, history, hardship, weather.
Loved the passionate demonstration by old timers of the enormous rug making machine.
Besides that the building itself is spacious and peaceful.
Found myself in the “Wagga” quilt history space savouring in quiet contemplation.
Will come back soon.
Written 20 December 2021
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Jenny W
5 contributions
Oct. 2021
This was a most interesting museum. I expected to just spend 30 minutes here, but 2 hours later and I had to be dragged away lol.
Written 8 October 2021
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PAUL P
4 contributions
Sep. 2021
A convenient Museum close to the centre of town with fantastic displays of yesteryear. The Museum gift shop is well stocked with quality gifts.
Written 1 October 2021
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Typhoonfpv
Cowes, Australia8 contributions
Mar. 2021
What an experience! What great nostalgia! The history in this place is very impressive. When we finished our tour we enjoyed a great coffee in the downstairs cafe.
Written 19 April 2021
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JustcallmeRichard
Sydney, Australia20 contributions
Mar. 2021
Fascinating museum, particularly if you have been living in Australia for most of your life. I never knew how much the wool museum impacted the success of Australia as a country. Staff here are great. Will answer all your questions. The old rug machine (sorry I forgot the name) was great to see in action.
Written 24 March 2021
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Ben D
Melbourne, Australia15 contributions
Mar. 2021
Good hour or so for kids. There was an urban playground downstairs for the youngsters, a little bit like scienceworks.
The rest was a well maintained and displayed museum.
Worth a visit, but be careful about the opening hours as they are very short.
Written 23 March 2021
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Samantha F
Ballarat, Australia1,149 contributions
Jan. 2021
This is exactly what this place is....a wool museum. Not much else. My first time ever going to this type of museum. I was very lucky as I had arrived at 2.30pm and didn't realise it shuts at 3. This girl at the counter was kind and let me in for free. I was very appreciative to that.

I was shocked that on the top level was a picture exhibition which added something else to the museum... a nice touch. Very minimal stairs.. as the floors are connected by ramps, makes walking a little easier. Parking wasn't too bad for a busy Geelong day. At the gift shop there is Geelong's visitor information centre - which is an odd place to have it.

Would defiantly recommend this place on a hot day.... minutes walk from the pier and beach
Written 23 January 2021
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Murray_and_Karina
Traralgon, Australia54 contributions
Jul. 2020
Spent 2 hours here - mainly down to the friendly, knowledgeable staff. With Covid restrictions half of the exhibit areas were closed. But the axminster carpet weaving machine was fascinating
Written 11 July 2020
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Arthur C
Ballan, Australia415 contributions
Feb. 2020
This museum is dedicated to the hostory of wool. It is well laid out over several floors. It also occasionaly has extra exhibits - for example the World Wildlife Photography Exhibit in February 2020. There is a good book and souvenir shop, and information centre with lots of information on Geelong activities. Well worthe a visit.
Written 22 February 2020
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National Wool Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm