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National Wool Museum

Dre-fach Felindre SA44 5UP, Wales
+44 1559 370929
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Great

If you have an interest in wool this is definitely the place to come.The display of wool blankets... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
kos63
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
A bit confusing

We'd been looking forward to visiting the museum and perhaps that was part of the issue. Positives... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helen J
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
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“free entry” (10 reviews)
“rainy day” (9 reviews)
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Dre-fach Felindre SA44 5UP, Wales
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+44 1559 370929
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"well worth a visit"
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"free entry"
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"rainy day"
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"wool museum"
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"working order"
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"cafe serving"
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"guided tour"
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"whole process"
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"various stages"
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"spinning wheel"
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"two floors"
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"all ages"
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"interesting visit"
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"working machines"
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"processes involved"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank dpm666
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

I have not been and have no plans to do so and the thought of going is far from my mind. Lord knows why you think anything different.

Thank dcday1
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Positives: plenty of parking and picnic tables. Member of staff spinning and offering visitors the chance to try it. Great poppy curtain created by volunteers commemorating WW1. Fun knitted sea creatures highlighting plastic in the sea. Negatives: Confusing layout and lots of machines lying idle....More

Thank louiseholistic
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

It was Sunday for us so it was quiet. I already knew a lot about spinning, weaving etc. (I have a spinning wheel myself) and own various woollen blankets etc. but if you don't everyone should learn about this ever pervasive industry. I think they...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

The National Wool Museum is a great activity for a rainy day. Free entry (though a donation is suggested) and ample on site parking so nothing to complain about in that respect. All the exhibits are indoors, and you can see the various machines in...More

Thank Charles P
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

An indoor museum, this is an ideal place to visit on a rainy day. We toured as part of a party and had a guide to take us around the museum demonstrating some of the original machinery working - indeed part of the museum is...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum and spent far longer there than we intended! For anyone who has an interest in social history and / or the textile industry, a visit to this museum is a must. The process by...More

1  Thank shani33
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Free entry is always good and it's a great way to spend a few hours on a wet day. If you visit during the school holidays it is better as they run various machines which make the day much better as you can see things...More

1  Thank Nicky R
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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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601Jos
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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