National Wool Museum Geelong
Where are we going today?
Living in Australia, we ALL know how important wool is! It keeps us warm, we can wear it, and we use it nearly everyday! So, in Geelong, it makes sense to have the National Wool Museum....a fascinating museum that can teach you all about the 200 year old history that the country has with wool!
Did you know that sheep arrived with the First Fleet all the way back in 1788? (Just one of the facts that you can learn when you visit the museum!)
And since then, the wool industry has completely dominated the Australian economy, the agriculture and even their reputation.
Sheep farming began in Geelong in 1835, as well as one of the first woollen mills opened up in 1868. So it makes sense they would have the National Wool Museum!
The museum always has exhibition on that can teach the family all about the various aspects of the country. They even have exhibitions on our planet, dinosaurs, and skeletons - you didn't expect that at the National Wool Museum did you!?
The collection itself has over 7,500 objects, that range from photographs, sketches, work books, that all tell you stories of the faces and names behind this amazing industry!
A fascinating experience on a topic you might never have thought to spend a day immersed in...but you might be pleasantly surprised at what you find out!
Don't worry...they won't pull the wool over your eyes....! (See what we did there?!)
Have fun kids!
How much does it cost?
- Children$4.50 - $6.50
When can we go?
9:30am - 5pm weekdays / 10am - 5pm weekends
All year round
They have a number of educational programs for each age range, as well as group discounts. Why wouldn't you take them!? .
There are plenty of places to grab some food before or after your visit.
Any Top Tips?
The museum is perfect for self-guided tours, but there are volunteers on hand to answer questions, and guided tours can be arranged for pre-book groups. .
Doing our bit
The museum is dedicated to preserving the story of this important part of the economy, and educating those who visit all about it! A great reminder of Australian history .
Need a little extra help?
The museum is fully accessible at street level, and there are ramps between every level. There are also accessible toilets on each level .
Can I get one of those?
If you are looking to take home some cool wool products, the Museum Shop is the right place for you! Best save that pocket money! They have a range of souvenirs and gifts too .
There is short and long term parking around the museum .