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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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If you're wanting a place that will keep your children engaged, to have fun and at the same time be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Geelong, Australia
via mobile
Also the visitor centre with lots of ideas and maps

interesting way to spend time on a freezing cold day. Very helpful staff at information... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vincent L
Melbourne, Australia
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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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank mum_to_4_terrors
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

interesting way to spend time on a freezing cold day. Very helpful staff at information centre. Lots of history explored

Thank Vincent L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here twice and it is well worth a look at some history. I would recommend this place. The good old days when wool was a huge commodity for Australia

Thank Macka6969
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you're into museums the Geelong National Wool Museum is interesting. It has a loom in the upstairs area and a really lovely gift shop downstairs which stocks some lovely items especially if you are from overseas and want to buy some souvenirs. There is...More

Thank Jdanielak
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Well worth a visit. They have nice scarf exhibition on at the moment. We enjoyed looking inside the museum and seeing all of the interesting bits and pieces. In interesting place to visit.

Thank ozgirl07
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Wool Museum is an excellent place to visit in Geelong. It takes you on the journey of how wool was processed and produced in the home of wool (Geelong). Geelong has a long history in the wool industry, which the Museum underscores. A restaurant...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 9 July 2017

All aspects of Australia's wool-related past are represented in this extensive museum. The building itself is an old wool exchange / wool store. However what intrigued me most were the informative volunteer guides who were fountains of knowledge about all aspects of anything to do...More

Thank Martyn B
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Our young family loved it had great displays on the wool industry Also has dinosaurs that have been found in local area on top level my son loved it

Thank Grant W
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Nice set up. Kind of expensive for what it was. The demonstrators doing the big wool mat were very nice and informative.

Thank Zombiesonyourlawn
Reviewed 12 June 2017

A thoroughly good museum that covers the whole gambit of wool in Australia from the beginnings of the industry and the whole process of how it gets from sheep back into products for your body and home. There are a variety of display devices used...More

Thank NZer_101
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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