National Wool Museum, Geelong

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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.
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  • If you're wanting a place that will keep your children engaged, to have fun and at the same time be educated, then this is the place to visit. The National Wool Museum is hands on and full of fun fact...  more »
  • interesting way to spend time on a freezing cold day. Very helpful staff at information centre. Lots of history explored  more »
  • It is not too large, but highly recommended and didactic. An added advantage, in the lobby is the information Office with a super friendly staff.
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  • Great, medium sized museum with a lot of content. Guest exhibitions are good and the wool history, despite sounding a little unexciting, is surprisingly well done and interesting!
  • Well presented and maintained museum, no help from volunteers to visitors unless asked.
  • Kids loved it. Learnt heaps. Worldy and local content.
  • Frequently take the children here when they have free exhibitions on, always interesting and good fun, the children love it and always learn something.
  • 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.

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