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National Wool Museum

National Wool Museum
Contact
Dre-Fach Felindre,
Nr. Newcastle Emlyn,
Llandysul,
Carmarthenshire
SA44 5UP

Tel: 01559 370929
Fax: 01559 371592
Website: www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/wool/
Prices
Free entry
Opening
April–September:
10am–5pm, daily

October–March:
10am to 5pm, Tues–Sat
Wool was historically the most important and widespread of Wales's industries.

The picturesque village of Dre-fach Felindre in the beautiful Teifi valley was once the centre of a thriving woollen industry, earning the nickname 'The Huddersfield of Wales'.

Shirts and shawls, blankets and bedcovers, woollen stockings and socks were all made here, and sold in the surrounding countryside - and to the rest of the world.

Located in the historic former Cambrian Mills, the National Wool Museum is a special place with a spellbinding story to tell. Re-opened in 2004 following major re-development, this flagship museum is a new and exciting place to visit with something for everyone to enjoy.

Follow the process from Fleece to Fabric and visit the sympathetically restored listed mill buildings. There you can see Historic Machinery and brand new features such as the glass roofed courtyard.

A raised walkway gives a unique view of textiles in production at Melin Teifi, the site's commercial woollen mill, while the Textile Gallery displays aspects of the National Flat Textile Collection for the first time.

Families can have fun following the specially designed trail, 'A Woolly Tale', and create their own guide to making and using woollen cloth, trying their hand at carding, spinning and sewing along the way.

The Museum's friendly staff are always on hand to give demonstrations and answer questions.