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National Wool Museum, Geelong

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4.5/5 based on 160+ 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.
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  • In addition to the normal museum type exhibits there was a wool carpet making demo, dinosaur exhibit with hands on dig for kids, plus an area where kids can play Lego and little ones can play in the p...  read more »
  • Well worth a visit. Could easily spend 1-2 hours and there is the cafe/restaurant attached (which we did not visit). Terrific exhibits - looms, wool, 1950s house!!, shearing - so much to see and brill...  read more »
  • I often visit the NWM . On this Occassion I checked out the Scarf festival.They have regular exhibitions on.The shop has a lot of great stock. Souvenirs, clothes for men and women ,cards and rugs (moh...  read more »
  • 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
  • Great historical museum
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