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
National Wool Museum - Review
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 Hours
- Closed on Good Friday.
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- Sailors' Rest
- Black Bull Tapas Bar & Restaurant
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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
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National Wool Museum, Geelong Reviews
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.
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.
It's a great little museum with something new all the time. Year long memberships available with school holidays kids activities and the odd competition to keep the public interested in the occasional visit now and then.
I really enjoyed this experience! The museum displays pretty much everything to do with how different types of fleece are selected and turned into textiles. So much history, I never realized how big the industry in Victoria was back then. I learned a lot, definitely a must see if you have interest in this sort of thing.