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5. Museum of the Welsh Woollen Industry

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Museum of the Welsh Woollen Industry

Wool was historically the most important and widespread of Wales's industries, and the picturesque village of Dre-fach Felindre in the beautiful Teifi valley was once the centre of a thriving woollen industry.
 
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 Museum of the Welsh Woollen Industry tells the story of production and the people who worked here.

Visit the sympathetically restored listed mill buildings and historic machinery and see 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 a new 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.

Facilities for visitors include a coffee shop, picnic area and gift shop.

Museum of the Welsh Woollen Industry Address:
National Wool Museum
Dre-fach Felindre
Near Newcastle Emlyn
Llandysul
Carmarthenshire, SA44 5UP 
Wales, UK

Museum of the Welsh Woollen Industry Opening Times:
The Museum is open all year
April – September, seven days a week, 10.00am - 5.00pm
October – March, Tuesday to Saturday,  10.00am - 5.000pm
 
Museum of the Welsh Woollen Industry Admission:
Free

T  +44 (0)1559 370929
 

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