National Wool Museum

Phone: 03 2270 0701

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National Wool Museum
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03 2270 0701
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Address
26 Moorabool St, Geelong VIC, 3220
 

National Wool Museum


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The National Wool Museum is Australia's only comprehensive museum of wool, showcasing wool's enduring impact on Australia's social and economic life. The museum acquires, preserves and exhibits objects and materials which reflect significant developments in the Australian wool industry. Appropriately located in a century old (1872) refurbished bluestone wool store, the museum uses unique objects and innovative displays to tell the story of the Australian wool industry from early settlement to the present day. Discover why fleece from Australia's sheep has been the heart of our economy for nearly 200 years. Feel the variety of wool grown in Australia. Listen to shearers' tales and songs as you relax in the shearers' quarters. Marvel at working machinery involved in textile processes. Interactive and working displays, including a 1910 Axminster Jacquard carpet loom, sock knitting machine and a 1928 AA Ford wool truck provide an entertaining and informative view of Australia's rich wool heritage. Enjoy stories related by honorary staff, from life as a shearer to working in the textile industry. Each has a different 'yarn' to spin.

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    The National Wool Museum is Australia's only comprehensive museum of wool, showcasing wool's enduring impact on Australia's social and economic life. The museum acquires, preserves and exhibits objects and materials which reflect significant developments in the Australian wool industry. Appropriately located in a century old (1872) refurbished bluestone wool store, the museum uses unique objects and innovative displays to tell the story of the Australian wool industry from early settlement to the present day. Discover why fleece from Australia's sheep has been the heart of our economy for nearly 200 years. Feel the variety of wool grown in Australia. Listen to shearers' tales and songs as you relax in the shearers' quarters. Marvel at working machinery involved in textile processes. Interactive and working displays, including a 1910 Axminster Jacquard carpet loom, sock knitting machine and a 1928 AA Ford wool truck provide an entertaining and informative view of Australia's rich wool heritage. Enjoy stories related by honorary staff, from life as a shearer to working in the textile industry. Each has a different 'yarn' to spin.

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