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In the heart of Geelong’s vibrant new waterfront precinct is the National Wool Museum. Set in an historic 1872 bluestone woolstore, the Museum building formed part of a vast complex housing the Wool Broking firm of Dennys Lascelles Ltd in the times when Geelong was considered the wool capital of the world.
The Museum presents the timeless Australian story of wool, from sheep farming and wool production through to the processing of fleece into fabric. A visit to the National Wool Museum is an essential part of a visit to Geelong and the Bellarine. Open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday, from 9.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday and from 10.00am to 5pm on weekends.
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National Wool Museum Reviews
I used to live in Geelong and never found the time to visit the Wool Museum. I visited recently and the Museum and the current Photgraphic exhibition were so good I went back twice in one day! more »
The museum is tiny, but it is very interesting and well maintained. The staffs are super friendly and passionate. It may not be a must for foreign tourists but it definitely worth a visit if you have.... more »
Been here many times with my daughter, I love the place. It's focused mostly around the whole wool industry from the early settler day right up though the various industrial innovations and developments. They have a massive loom in the middle and if you're lucky enough you'll get to see it going! Down stairs they have an area with changing exhibits which can range from kid friendly school holiday stuff, the usual dinosaur exhibits to serious artists and school art displays. I really like it, I think one of my favorite bits is the old home displays you can walk though and check out stuff from various eras. Reasonable fees to get in and friendly staff too!
Really enjoyed the wool museum. Fir 2 people who grew up on farms. We still learnt something. The gentleman running the loom was terrific and easy to talk to. Happy to share his experience and knowledge.
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