Geelong’s National Wool Museum 

 

Geelong is a beautiful city. Consider visiting Geelong National Wool Museum, a must-see stop on your day trip. The museum offers an impressive collection of historical wool items, including historical sheep and wool paintings, woolen textiles, and wool-based objects. The highlight is the “Queen’s Chair” (a gilded throne chair that Queen Victoria used when visiting Geelong).

Geelong Wool Museum in Geelong, Australia was established on November 10, 2015 to commemorate the area’s history in wool production. It is located in the Geelong Museum’s Geelong Historical Precinct, which was founded in 1890 with a collection of historical artifacts. The Wool Museum is housed in a 100-year-old wool mill, originally built in 1911 by company Woollen Mills Limited. The mill was renovated and reopened in 2015 as Geelong Wool Museum.

Geelong National Wool Museum is Australia’s only museum dedicated solely to wool and wool history. Each exhibition showcases a different aspect of wool and wool history. The Museum’s collection spans over 100,000 years of wool and wool history.

National Wool Museum is a museum located 20 kilometers in the City of Geelong. The museum describes itself as “a continent-sized, immersive wool experience,” inviting visitors to explore wool’s connections to the past, present, and future. The Museum is set in a preserved wool shed that opened in April 2012. Inside the wool shed are 16 themed galleries. The Museum is also home to Anarkali, a 30m-high, 300-seater theatre that tells the story of the Australian wool industry.

It is a place to learn about the history of wool in Australia, and to find out more about the wool industry. This museum has an extensive collection of artifacts and information about wool and its rich history in Australia. The museum has a main room, called the Woolshed, where visitors can see the ins and outs of wool production. They also have a collection of machinery such as shearing machines, washing machines, and looms.

Geelong National Wool Museum is the first wool museum in Australia, and the first of its kind in the world. It was opened by Prime Minister the Hon. Bob Hawke on 20 June 1988.

GNWM has been recognised for its contribution to tourism. In 1990, the Museum won the prestigious Australian Tourism Award for ‘Tourist Attraction of the Year’. In 1991, the Museum was a finalist in the Tourism and Transport Awards (Australian Tourism Commission) in the category of ‘Information and Services’. In 1993, the Museum also received the inaugural ‘Best Community Tourism Project’ award from Tourism Victoria. It has been in Geelong, Victoria, Australia since 1976. The wool museum is one of Australia’s major attractions, and one of the largest wool museums in the world. Originally called the National Wool Museum, the museum was renamed the Geelong Wool Museum, after the famous wool city of Geelong. 

The Museum has two curated galleries and regular travelling exhibitions from Australian and International museums including Wildlife Photographer of the Year from the Natural History Museum, London.

The award winning On the Land: Our Story Retold gallery is a contemporary, interactive exhibition which offers an understanding of the Australian wool story, exploring Wadawurrung Country, a history of farming, land management practice and innovations in the industry.

While at the Museum you can also indulge yourself with a visit to the National Wool Museum Shop for the highest quality woollen garments and speciality gifts. We stock an impressive range of beanies, gloves, scarves and clothing including merino wool and possum fur from across Australia and New Zealand.

People should visit Geelong National Wool Museum to gain a better understanding of the wool industry. The exhibits are fascinating and the topics are interesting to learn about. The museum was renovated a couple of years ago, so visitors should make sure to go during their visit.