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National Wool Museum

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All you need to know about wool!

This very good museum preserves the old Cambrian Woollen Mill and all its machinery (and on the... read more

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Wulfruna
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Wolverhampton, UK
an outstanding museum

The museum is one of a kind remaining in the uk , AND A MUST FOR TEXTILE ENTHUSIASTS Everything is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
judith9898
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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All reviews well worth a visit free entry rainy day wool museum working order cafe serving guided tour whole process various stages spinning wheel two floors all ages interesting visit working machines processes involved welsh cakes fascinating place
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Reviewed yesterday

This very good museum preserves the old Cambrian Woollen Mill and all its machinery (and on the same site you can view a working weavers' shop). It is very well presented and takes you through the whole process of turning wool into woven items Very...More

Thank Wulfruna
Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum is one of a kind remaining in the uk , AND A MUST FOR TEXTILE ENTHUSIASTS Everything is well set out and labelled However on our visit there was no one to explain the processes to us . GOOD CAFE

Thank judith9898
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit. The welcome is warm and the exhibits interesting. I would say it is better suited to the older visitor.

Thank hamilts
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We arrived here quite late in the day and didn't really have enough time to take it all in (and didn't see anything working). There are lots of interactive experiences, bits of machinery, tools and wool-working memorabilia that will tell you all you need to...More

Thank reallywrenchit
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Spent a good couple of hours with four children who found plenty to occupy them. The staff were marvellous and explained things to the children as well as speaking in Welsh to the two older kids (both Welsh speakers). It’s great to have free entry...More

Thank jane642017
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This place truly us fascinating. Set on the site of a former mill this museum has many machines that are still working. You can follow the story of wool from fleece to finished woven fabric. The restaurant is lovely and there is a well stocked...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 13 August 2018

If you have an interest in wool this is definitely the place to come.The display of wool blankets and seeing how they are made is particularly interesting.The staff here are lovely especially the gentleman on the counter in the shop and the lady in the...More

Thank kos63
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We'd been looking forward to visiting the museum and perhaps that was part of the issue. Positives - there was parking and it's free. But the layout was confusing and at 3 in the afternoon the place was pretty deserted - no guides to enthuse/explain...More

Thank Helen J
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

To be honest, I only went as we were staying nearby and the entry was free ( do give a donation though as the volunteers are brilliant). I had no idea how much work was involved in turning fleece into wool and then into finished...More

1  Thank dpm666
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Positives: plenty of parking and picnic tables. Member of staff spinning and offering visitors the chance to try it. Great poppy curtain created by volunteers commemorating WW1. Fun knitted sea creatures highlighting plastic in the sea. Negatives: Confusing layout and lots of machines lying idle....More

Thank louiseholistic
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Jean G
5 July 2018|
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Response from dcday1 | Reviewed this property |
My guess would be: take a train from Cardiff to Carmarthen then hire a cab to Drefach (about 20 miles). I have yet to get there, I just have a son who is setting up a pottery school cum shop there very shortly when I shall... More
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21 December 2014|
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Response from BobandJosie | Reviewed this property |
Yes. as othere have said, there is a wide range of items to purchase - but things are "quite expensive".
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