National Wool Museum, GeelongCurrently Open
- Address: 26 Moorabool Street, Geelong VIC 3220, Australia
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +61-352724701
- Ticket Price: 8 AUD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Specialty Museum
About National Wool Museum, Geelong
The wool industry was in import part of Geelong history and its influences can be seen to this day in the culture and architecture of the place. The museum showcases the role, played by the wool-industry, in shaping Geelong. There is a sock weaving machine as well as a large 1910 Axminster carpet loom that still runs on weekends. He museum itself is housed in a former wool-store, 1872 bluestone building. There is also a gift shop on the premises.
National Wool Museum Ticket Prices
- Concession: $6.50 AUD
- Child: $4.50 AUD
- Family: $25.00 AUD (2 adults and up to 4 children)
- Group admission: $ 6.00 AUD per person (for 15+ people)
- Schools: $4.25 AUD per student
National Wool Museum Opening and Closing Hours
- Closed on Good Friday.
Restaurants Near National Wool Museum
- Sailors' Rest
- Black Bull Tapas Bar & Restaurant
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National Wool Museum, Geelong Reviews
As a knitter and spinner, this was a review of where the Australian I industry started and what is done with this valuable commodity. Working machinery and active exhibits are scattered throughout to stimulate interest and there were plenty of opportunities for touching and interacting with things in the way through. Extra space in the hall allows for travelling exhibits and we saw a wildlife photography display that was just awesome but my favourite part was the working jaquard carpet loom and the knowledgeable bloke who operated it.
A must see when you are in Geelong. Historically significant value of this building created for the purpose of warehousing Silk products imported from London during cir. 1880. Never used for the purpose. Now this building houses National Silk Museum immaculately maintained.
Great experience. Most of the exhibits are top notch. The large weaving machine is fantastic to see. Went there when they had a quilt exhibition, and that was so amazing. Would definitely go back.
Terrific and very interesting attraction featuring numerous exhibits on wool in Australia, including a massive punch card weaving machine that creates beautiful woven woollen textiles - really, an early type of computer. Well curated museum with a small theatre on the top floor.
The carpet making demonstration is cool and the photography exhibition that was on at the time I went was also very good