National Wool Museum, Geelong

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  • The guided tour was very informative about the wool trade .. we saw carpet being made and had a ok at the old way of cleaning combing and knitting the wool  more »
  • This was a fascinating museum which I had avoided going to on many occasions. But I’m glad I finally did as it is well laid out, guides are fantastic, the exhibits are brilliant and the whole place gi...  more »
  • Local friends took me to the wonderful old wool store. Most interesting displays. Gentleman ran the wool knitting machine for us to see. Noisy yet incredible invention all those years ago. Upstairs th...  more »
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  • As a knitter and spinner, this was a review of where the Australian I industry started and what is done with this valuable commodity. Working machinery and active exhibits are scattered throughout to stimulate interest and there were plenty of opportunities for touching and interacting with things in the way through. Extra space in the hall allows for travelling exhibits and we saw a wildlife photography display that was just awesome but my favourite part was the working jaquard carpet loom and the knowledgeable bloke who operated it.
  • Geelong National Wool Museum established in 1988, speaks of the timeless Australian story of wool, combined with exciting contemporary exhibitions, presented in an historic bluestone wool store in vibrant waterfront precinct. The museum collection is a very special Aussie presentation of the development and importance of the wool industry, wool by-products and related machinery. We had a remarkably lovely lunch at the authentic Italian Dennys Kitchen, inside an elaborately built space of exposed wooden beams.
  • This place is well worth a visit for children and adults alike. It is 3 floors of memorabilia about the wool industry. In the centre is a massive carpet making machine. And dotted around are people spinning raw wool into skenes.
  • One rude staff member working on the VR stuff on the top floor, but the other staff were delightful. The carpet making machine was incredible!
  • I really enjoyed this. Great to learn about the history of wool production in Australia and see the loom in action
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