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 Museums
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.
- 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
- Closed on Good Friday.
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95% of people who visit Geelong include National Wool Museum in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
60.66% of people start their National Wool Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see National Wool Museum
63.48% of people prefer walking in order to reach National Wool Museum
At the National Wool Museum, you will discover why fleece from Australia's sheep was at the heart of our economy for nearly 200 years. Since the arrival of sheep with the First Fleet in 1788, the wool industry has dominated our economy, our agriculture and our reputation as a quality wool-growing nation throughout the world. Geelong is a city synonymous with wool and the wool industry – sheep farming began here in 1835 and the first of many woollen mills opened here in 1868. For many years the city was known as the 'wool centre of the world'. Two hundred years later, in 1988, the National Wool Museum was established as Australia’s only comprehensive museum of wool.
The staff were very nice and there is good info in the museum, but it could all do with an update... These days I would have expected more interactive displays - whether by using some technology, or just having a few more people around to demonstrate and explain things.
Interesting museum about the history of sheep/wool industry here. Also a basic explanation of how wool gets made into clothing. The big carpet machine in the middle is cool to see. Very quiet when I went there, not many ppl in the morning.
Fun and interesting. About 2 hours calm visit including Lego playtime for the kids. The tourist information is there. Very helpfull and super friendly.
Interesting enough for an hour or so. Only $10 entry which is a good thing.