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National Wool Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An interesting tour with a purchase of a wool shirt

Visited the area in the summer and was something different to do, the prices in the main shop were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SteveLiddle
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Sandy, Bedfordshire
All you need to know about wool!

This very good museum preserves the old Cambrian Woollen Mill and all its machinery (and on the... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Wulfruna
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Dre-fach Felindre SA44 5UP, Wales
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All reviews free entry well worth a visit rainy day wool museum working order whole process cafe serving guided tour various stages spinning wheel two floors all ages interesting visit working machines processes involved welsh cakes fascinating place
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the area in the summer and was something different to do, the prices in the main shop were £££££, the side shop were ££ and so picked up an XL ? shirt for £50

Thank SteveLiddle
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This very good museum preserves the old Cambrian Woollen Mill and all its machinery (and on the same site you can view a working weavers' shop). It is very well presented and takes you through the whole process of turning wool into woven items Very...More

Thank Wulfruna
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The museum is one of a kind remaining in the uk , AND A MUST FOR TEXTILE ENTHUSIASTS Everything is well set out and labelled However on our visit there was no one to explain the processes to us . GOOD CAFE

Thank judith9898
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to visit. The welcome is warm and the exhibits interesting. I would say it is better suited to the older visitor.

Thank hamilts
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We arrived here quite late in the day and didn't really have enough time to take it all in (and didn't see anything working). There are lots of interactive experiences, bits of machinery, tools and wool-working memorabilia that will tell you all you need to...More

Thank reallywrenchit
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Spent a good couple of hours with four children who found plenty to occupy them. The staff were marvellous and explained things to the children as well as speaking in Welsh to the two older kids (both Welsh speakers). It’s great to have free entry...More

Thank jane642017
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This place truly us fascinating. Set on the site of a former mill this museum has many machines that are still working. You can follow the story of wool from fleece to finished woven fabric. The restaurant is lovely and there is a well stocked...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 12 August 2018

If you have an interest in wool this is definitely the place to come.The display of wool blankets and seeing how they are made is particularly interesting.The staff here are lovely especially the gentleman on the counter in the shop and the lady in the...More

Thank kos63
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We'd been looking forward to visiting the museum and perhaps that was part of the issue. Positives - there was parking and it's free. But the layout was confusing and at 3 in the afternoon the place was pretty deserted - no guides to enthuse/explain...More

Thank Helen J
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

To be honest, I only went as we were staying nearby and the entry was free ( do give a donation though as the volunteers are brilliant). I had no idea how much work was involved in turning fleece into wool and then into finished...More

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Jean G
5 July 2018|
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Response from dcday1 | Reviewed this property |
My guess would be: take a train from Cardiff to Carmarthen then hire a cab to Drefach (about 20 miles). I have yet to get there, I just have a son who is setting up a pottery school cum shop there very shortly when I shall... More
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21 December 2014|
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Response from BobandJosie | Reviewed this property |
Yes. as othere have said, there is a wide range of items to purchase - but things are "quite expensive".
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