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Visit National Wool Museum, Felindre
Dre-fach Felindre was once the centre of a thriving industry. Shirts and shawls, blankets and bedcovers, woollen stockings and socks, were made and sold in the surrounding markets, clothing the workers of Wales and exported around the world. The museum tells the story of an important industry across Wales and served the other industries of the country.
It is free entry to the National Wool Museum that has excellent visitor facilities and a café and shop as well as holding the National Textile Collection.
The National Wool Museum not only tells the fascinating story of the wool industry in Wales but also supports the production of fabrics in traditional Welsh patterns by a working mill, which can be seen in operation within the museum.
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.