National Wool Museum
26 Moorabool Street, Geelong, VIC 3220
  • Phone:
  • 03 5272 4701

The National Wool Museum – Geelong’s Museum – Your Museum.

Here the story of wool is brought to life – told by those who lived it and the sounds of heritage machines weaving carpets and knitting socks. Here the smell of lanolin fills the air, fresh fleece beckons you to touch and the authentic surrounds of the shearing shed immerse you in the Australian wool story.

Here history, science, fashion, handcraft and art come together. Here temporary exhibitions and programs combine learning, exploration and entertainment. Here you can find the finest woollens, learn a traditional craft, explore our region’s heritage and maybe even come face-to-face with creatures from our past.

The National Wool Museum experience is more than just wool. Here history, science, fashion, handcraft and art come together.


During Accessibility Weekend the museum will feature the exhibition Wildlife of Gondwana – Beasts of the Great Southern Supercontinent.Visit the National Wool Museum for your chance to meet Cryolohophosaurus the Antarctic dinosaur, Megalania the giant lizard and his lunch, as well as Bullockornus the giant flightless bird. Wildlife of Gondwana is an exhibition where skeletons and fossils meet scientists and artists. Surrounded by life-like environmental murals, the exhibition features real fossils, skeletons and 20 full-scale skeletal casts. From PrimeSCI! and the Monash University Collection.

A pop-up exhibition called Built for the Bush – Green Architecture of Rural Australia is on until 30 October 2016. Built for the Bush reveals that in terms of energy efficiency, Australia’s 19th century settler houses were far superior to today’s modern homes. Highlighting early settler ways that used earth, timber and natural materials. Included in the exhibition is a selection of high-end architects and do-it-yourself builders showing the range of buildings that use sustainable principles. A Travelling Exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.

Accessibility information

The museum is fully accessible at street entry and there are ramps to every level. Accessible parking is located immediately in front of the Museum. Accessible toilets are located on each level.

Opening hours

Open Saturday and Sunday, 10am until 5pm.

Visit the National Wool Museum for FREE