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National Wool Museum

The National Wool Museum is housed in a beautifully restored 1872 bluestone wool store close to the vibrant new Waterfront Geelong.

The Museum is Australia's largest comprehensive museum of wool, showcasing the region's wool story from the sheep's back to the clothes rack and from the birth of the industry in the 1840's to its place in
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the world today.

Central to the Museum experience is the 1910 built Axminster Jacquard carpet loom. Daily demonstrations by the Museum's skilled carpet weavers show how the loom works, and at the same time produce the Museum's own Manor House Rug, available for purchase through the Museum Shop.

The Museum has two permanent galleries telling the Australian story of wool. The first, The Wool Harvest, looks at sheep farming and wool production. Exploring the pastoral aspect of wool in Australia, visitors can follow the path of the fleece through shearing, classing, wool pressing and dispatch. A recreated shearing shed and a film about shearing demonstrate what life in the shearing industry was like. Shearing demonstrations can be arranged for group bookings.

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Indicative prices
$6.00 - $30.00

Adult $10 Concession $8 Child $6 Family: $30 (two adults and up to four children) Group admissions: $8 per person, 15+ people Schools: $5 per student These prices are valid for 2020/2021 financial year. There is no fee to enter and browse the Museum Shop

Opening hours:
  • Daily: 10:00am - 3:00pm

25 Dec 2018

  • Closed

26 Dec 2018

  • Closed
  • Actively welcomes people with access needs
  • Coach parking
  • Conference/convention facilities
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
  • Restaurant - licensed
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26 Moorabool Street, Geelong, Victoria, 3220
  • -38.1454205 144.3612103