National Wool MuseumCurrently Closed
- 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.
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- Sailors' Rest
- Black Bull Tapas Bar & Restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting National Wool Museum
95% of people who visit Geelong include National Wool Museum in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
52.07% of people start their National Wool Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see National Wool Museum
65.16% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Wool Museum
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National Wool Museum, Geelong Reviews
A great place to visit which not only highlights the importance of the wool industry to Australias mercantile and social history but has some great temporary exhibitions on lots of interesting and unique themes throughout the year. It also has a wonderful shop selling all sorts of woollen goodies - perfect for this time of year.
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.
Geelong National Wool Museum established in 1988, speaks of the timeless Australian story of wool, combined with exciting contemporary exhibitions, presented in an historic bluestone wool store in vibrant waterfront precinct. The museum collection is a very special Aussie presentation of the development and importance of the wool industry, wool by-products and related machinery. We had a remarkably lovely lunch at the authentic Italian Dennys Kitchen, inside an elaborately built space of exposed wooden beams.
This place is well worth a visit for children and adults alike. It is 3 floors of memorabilia about the wool industry. In the centre is a massive carpet making machine. And dotted around are people spinning raw wool into skenes.
One rude staff member working on the VR stuff on the top floor, but the other staff were delightful. The carpet making machine was incredible!
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