NATIONAL WOOL MUSEUM
Dre-fachFelindre, Nr Newcastle Emlyn,
Llandysul, Carmarthenshire, South Wales
t: 0300111 2 333
f: 0300 111 2444
Located in the heart of the West Wales countryside, this museum tells the story of the once-thriving woollen industry, which used to dominate the area. This gem of a museum is housed in the original Cambrian Mills, where industrial machinery and live weaving displays bring the process of 'fleece to fabric' to life. This once mighty industry produced clothing, shawls and blankets for the workers of Wales and the rest of the world.
Discover the journey of wool from the fleece to the fabric in this unique working museum where visitors can see working machinery, traditional tools and demonstrations of yarn being woven into cloth to make the final fabric.
The Museum houses a wide variety of historic machinery used in the woollen mills of Wales. From basic hand shears to modern equipment that transformed the industry, some of the machines can be viewed in full operation, from carding machines to spinning wheels.
The museum is also home to a commercial working mill, Melin Teifi, one of the last flannel makers in Wales. A raised walkway gives a unique view of this mill at work.
Having seen the process of fleece to fabric, you can view examples of the end produce in the Textile Gallery. There’s a range of clothing in Welsh flannel, made at the Cambrian Mill, as well as a collection of shawls, traditional flannel shirts, quilts and blankets from the different mills of Wales.
See the working waterwheel in action, once used to power the mill machinery.
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