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National Wool Museum

About National Wool Museum

The National Wool Museum stands as a beacon of history, celebrating the Australian wool industry and textile culture. Founded in 1988 for Australia’s bicentennial celebrations, it began its life at 26 Moorabool Street in Geelong under Queen Elizabeth II’s royal opening. The push to create such an admirable centre started years prior – all the way back to 1979 when proposals first arose from local government initiatives by Victoria’s Geelong Regional Commission.

Established in 1988 as Australia’s only museum to exclusively celebrate the global wool industry, The National Wool Museum is a treasure trove of exhibits located within the iconic Geelong Wool Exchange. Visitors can explore three galleries dedicated to historical and modern perspectives on this treasured fibre from local, state, national and international vantage points, all under the same roof! Plus, now with added attractions such as Denny’s Kitchen & Lambys bar – you don’t want to miss it out!

National wool Museum

What to do at National Wool Museum

At the National Wool Museum, get ready to be immersed in a cultural experience like no other. From hearing stories directly from those who lived it to being surrounded by heritage machines weaving carpets and knitting socks, there’s an abundance of sights and sounds that tell the Australian wool story. Step further into this extraordinary journey with engaging talks on history, science & fashion, as well as handcrafting classes – all while inhaling lanolin-filled air! Don’t forget to explore our region’s unique past while discovering exclusive woollens displays along with interactive exhibitions offering learning opportunities supplemented with fun entertainment elements too…you might even come face-to-face with creatures from days gone by! Get set for something truly special at Australia’s one of kind National Wool Museum today.

The National Wool Museum offers an exciting, hands-on experience for little ones and their families. In these sensory art play sessions, babies and pre-schoolers can explore a range of materials such as paint, glitter, paste, sand clay – even slimy spaghetti! Everyone is encouraged to get creative in this fun environment that encourages the use of all five senses. So don’t forget to dress up ready for some messy yet enriching arts & crafts!

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One local company in Geelong that is involved in this tourist attraction;

Name: Total Concrete Geelong

Address: 108 Balliang St, South Geelong VIC 3220

Telephone: (04) 8390 1700