Wales - Mid Wales


Dre-fachFelindre, Nr Newcastle Emlyn,
Llandysul, Carmarthenshire, South Wales
SA44 5UP
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.

Museum Highlights

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.

Essential Group Visit Info:

  • Open April-September, 10am-5pm daily. October-March, 10am-5pm Tuesdays-Saturdays.
  • Pre-booked guided tours available.
  • Free coach parking on site.
  • 10% discount for pre-booked group visitors in the museum shop, coffee shop and restaurant (minimum spend £5pp)
  • Free refreshments for coach driver
  • Lift or level access to most parts of the site for wheelchair users.
  • Pre-booking essential
  • Allow 2 hours for your visit
  • Located 16 miles west of Carmarthen, a full day’s itinerary can be made by adding on a trip to the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea or St Davids in Pembrokeshire, the smallest city in Wales, with its beautiful cathedral dedicated to the Patron Saint of Wales and Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre, with exhibitions managed by Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales.