National Wool Museum, Geelong

(4.4/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
The National Wool Museum was established in Geelong, Victoria in 1988 as part of the Australian Bicentennial Celebrations. It is housed in the former Denny Lascelles wool store in 26 Moorabool Street, Geelong.The Geelong Regional Commission was created in 1977, as part of Victorian government regional planning and gave consideration to a centre of excellence to promote the wool industry. Proposals for the National Wool Centre were put forward as early as 1979. The National Wool Museum was established by the Geelong Regional Commission in 1988 as Australia's only comprehensive museum dedicated to the wool industry at the local, state, national and international level. The Museum is housed in an historic 1872 Dennys Lascelles, bluestone wool store near the port of Geelong. Initially called the National Wool Centre, the premises opened in October 1987 and had an official opening ceremony presided over by HRH Queen Elizabeth on 21 May 1988. The National Wool Museum was opened as a separate entity in December 1988. Initially the museum comprised three galleries with the wool buyers' offices and the Geelong Wool Exchange as part of the complex. The Wool Exchange is now a privately run hospitality venue.
Put National Wool Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Geelong tourist route planner.
Source
Create a full Geelong itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Geelong

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Geelong by other users

5 days in Bellarine Peninsula BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Geelong BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Geelong BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Melbourne, Geelong & Lorne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, kids, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Geelong & Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Geelong BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Geelong BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in Geelong BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The National Wool Museum was a very pleasant surprise at the start of our Great Ocean Road trip. It is modern, well designed, with an interesting permanent collection, and a temporary photography exhi...  more »
  • This museum gives a great depiction of the history of wool in the country. Going back to 1840 era, one can follow the progress of the industry. There is so much to see, sheep shearing can be viewed bu...  more »
  • Sorry but must have missed the point in this place it seemed more like a souvenir shop, than a museum! The only exhibition they had on was one that cost for entry. And they couldn't even sell me a sta...  more »
Google
  • Very informative. Staff there were very knowledgeable and willing to talk to you about the history of wool in the area and Australia. You got to see a working carpet loom and feel different wools at different stages of production from sheering to garments.
  • What a fun place to visit, I love how interactive everything is. Great for kids and adults.
  • Very interesting. Friendly and helpful staff.
  • this museum very nice they tell about history of wool and how to make a product
  • Cool museum