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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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In the same building, on the ground floor, is the local tourist information office. The people are... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
Wool history

The museum gives an amazing display when Australia lived from the sheep's back. What impressed the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
+61 3 5272 4701
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Reviewed 6 days ago

In the same building, on the ground floor, is the local tourist information office. The people are very helpful and have many brochures of Geelong, the region, and other parts of Victoria. They also have souvenirs to sell. If these are not to your taste,...More

Thank platypus150
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum gives an amazing display when Australia lived from the sheep's back. What impressed the most are very enthusiastic & knowledgeable volunteers. Excellent cafe/restaurant next door is perfect way to complete the tour. Also visitor centre is located here. Entry fee allows you to...More

Thank Arthur B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the self tour around the wool museum provides as much information about the wool history in geelong and australia that you want to take the time and learn. absolutely packed with information, but delivered in a fun way. the shopping is a wonderful collection of...More

Thank Peggy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wool museum is situated and housed in the old Denny Lascelles wool store building which dates back to 1872.It was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth in 1988. One of the attractions is very large carpet making loom. It has a very comfortable feel, and...More

Thank r0bertschilt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour of the wool history is good especially if you into either wool, Australian history or Geelong. It’s the gift shop that you’ll love. We take all international visitors here since most want some souvenir to take home. The quality of everything is both...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

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 6 September 2017 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 2 September 2017

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

Thank kandelbabs
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 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 9 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

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Tyrone P
14 August 2015|
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