MacAusland's Woolen Mills

MacAusland's Woolen Mills, Bloomfield: Hours, Address, MacAusland's Woolen Mills Reviews: 4.5/5

MacAusland's Woolen Mills
4.5
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Meander639958
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Jun. 2021
I have had great service at this mill. We were able to see the activities inside as the wool was created. I have run out of wool and with one phone call, it was on its way. I called to today to ask for advice on washing the blankets and the staff were most pleasant and helpful.Thank you and keep up this beautiful little industry.
Written April 27, 2022
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L M
1 contribution
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Lovely people and even lovelier yarns at amazing prices. Very helpful and welcoming. Did the curbside pickup main since still not open to public, and they were very efficient and friendly.
Written July 30, 2021
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Libby H
Monona, WI21 contributions
Oct. 2020
I loved watching the spinning machines and the weaving machines. An important part of history still in action day. Not a recreation or an entertainment but real.
Written March 29, 2021
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Joan B
2 contributions
Jun. 2019
I have been to this place three times, first in 2013. What a fascinating operation. For starters, you will not find equipment like theirs outside of the British museum and they keep it working! What a mechanical engineering feat. When I took my British friend there, we spent a happy couple of hours chatting with the owner about how they operate and how they keep it going. And like the folk on PEI, they are so welcoming. Be respectful of their safety instructions and you will find all the staff interested in showing you how the task they are doing that day fits into the whole process. Remember they are allowing you to join them at work. This is self guided and staff will share with you in those moments as their time and safety permits so do not plan a rushed visit. What a unique experience for those who are fascinated by working antique machinery and the sheep to finished product story. Definitely not for children.
Written February 15, 2020
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bigdoubled71
London, Canada3,092 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Couples
While on Prince Edward Island we stopped at MacAusland Woolen Mills. When you walk into the building the first thing you see are the old machines hard at work and it is very loud but interesting to watch. The retail area where they sell their woolen blankets is upstairs. It was busy and crowded as it is a small area. The staff were friendly and informative.
Written September 1, 2019
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easy-traveller-mtl
Montreal155 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Couples
After reading the reviews I feel I need to say... this is not a tourist attraction. If you want a gorgeous traditional wool blanket with PEI history this is where you find it. When you go in you see them making them. It’s an old factory that still functions and you simply go in and upstairs and pick what you want to buy. They allow you to take pictures and they are hometown sweet people. It’s not an attraction, it’s a warehouse. It’s fascinating to see them at work with all the old time equipment (being used my real people) instead of a high tech pieces doing it. Was super cool to see. Disappointed I only bought one blanket. Going back for the bigger one next year.😊
Written August 2, 2019
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Jordon H
Manitoba, Canada71 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Family
A bit confusing to navigate. The woolen mill is open for free self guided tours. Basically they allow you to explore the grounds. Very loud inside, but it is a working mill! Go up the stairs (will look very odd and will feel like you are trespassing, but you must!) and there is the main office of the mill. AND LOTS OF WOOL! You can buy skeins, blankets, throws, lap blankets, scarfs, etc etc and there are so many colours! Be sure to see the “seconds” section, where the product was not quite up to standards and they were discounted (Usually it is because of a colour variation). They take all major credit cards, cash and debit. The great staff in the office boxes up our purchases so we could check the box to fly home. We were there for an hour and a half just walking around and then trying to decide what colour blankets to buy. So so worth the trip from Charlottetown or wherever you are staying if you are at all interested in wool blankets!
Written November 13, 2018
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Leslie W
16 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Couples
Love love love this place!
Owners are super nice as are the people who work in the mill. Very accommodating for touring around the mill and explaining how everything works.

Made so may purchase here and was 100% satisfied with the quality of the wool, blankets and roving.

Must visit!
Written August 4, 2018
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Kenneth B
Hancock, MA50 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Couples
We visited the mill on a rainy day

Pros
Easy to find
Yarn prices were good
Willing to ship the product anywhere

Cons
It is very small...if you are thinking about a wool mill of your childhood textbooks you will certainly be disappointed

Although open for tours we did not find it welcoming

The retail space is also small... more like an attic that they converted into selling space

In sum,
If you were driving through the area might be worth stopping, but we did not find the experience or the values worthy of a destination all by itself
Written June 25, 2018
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Lesterbeach
Winnipeg, Canada4,216 contributions
Nov. 2017 • Couples
The mill is very easy to find as it is right beside the highway. You can enter the mill to see how the yarn is processed and then go upstairs to the shop. In the barn behind the mill you can see the huge bags of raw wool. Great prices on wool in the shop upstairs with natural colours under $3 a skein and colours under $4. You can’t get wool any cheaper. Blankets are also available. Some seconds at reduced prices. Approx 1 hour 30 min from the bridge.
Written November 1, 2017
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MacAusland's Woolen Mills is open:
  • Mon - Thu 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Fri - Fri 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.