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What a wonderful unexpected surprise in Blackall. Our tour was engaging and informative and our 7... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Sunshine57726762968
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An unexpected Gem

What an asset to Blackall and special commendation to our guide Ian. This Woolscour only exists... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Debra S
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful unexpected surprise in Blackall. Our tour was engaging and informative and our 7 and 9 year old boys loved it. Do not miss the opportunity to see Australia's only remaining wool scour. It's a very special place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sunshine57726762968
Reviewed 5 October 2018

What an asset to Blackall and special commendation to our guide Ian. This Woolscour only exists due to the determination of the volunteers. What an amazing piece of history for Australia. We were so impressed that the old machinery still worked. A very clean museum/...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Debra S
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to see the wool scour working under the power of steam. The guide was passionate about the scour and took us back in time detailing each step of the process from start to finish. I'd recommend planning a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alltheriversrun
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Lots to see in history of the times, wool scour has 1/2 area running on power to show you what it was like, all original gear there, cook books at vistors centre also, history, history lots of it

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Brendon I
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

The Blackall Woolscour is a wonderful insight into the complexities of preaparing the wool for export. Not only was the wool shorn here but it was also cleaned (scoured) before bailing for export. The building is in exquisite order with the original timbers still holding...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rob M
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This tour was taken by a man who used to work at the wool scour. It was a fascinating tour and we were told the history, shown how it worked - the steam engine was fired up for each tour. It is the only steam...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 3 September 2018

To think the Wool Scour sat unused for 20 years until a group of dedicated Volunteers lovingly restored the Scour to what we see today is absolutely amazing and a credit to Blackall . What is even more amazing is that there is only one...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gra11182
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

A very informative and interesting place and special to see the old working machinery. Tour is informative and connects the Scour to Blackall's history. A must to visit and well worth an extra donation to sustain its future.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank johnmU2260AF
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We visited on 17th July. This last remaining steam powered wool scouring plant in Australia is still intact thanks to the hard work of volunteers from the Blackall community who had the vision and commitment to restore this place. It truly deserves the support of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ken Z
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Very interesting and well presented. Enthusiastic volunteer as guide who had worked originally at the wool scour.

Date of experience: May 2018
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As advised on their website it is $16 per person. They did have a concession and family rate once we arrived too.
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