National Wool Museum

Excursion / Last updated 1 year, 2 months ago

The timeless Australian story of wool, combined with exciting contemporary exhibitions, presented in an historic bluestone woolstore in Geelong's vibrant waterfront precinct.

At the National Wool Museum, you will discover why fleece from Australia's sheep was at the heart of our economy for nearly 200 years. 

Since the arrival of sheep with the First Fleet in 1788, the wool industry has dominated our economy, our agriculture and our reputation as a quality wool-growing nation throughout the world. 

Geelong is a city synonymous with wool and the wool industry – sheep farming began here in 1835 and the first of many woollen mills opened here in 1868. For many years the city was known as the 'wool centre of the world'. 

Two hundred years later, in 1988, the National Wool Museum was established as Australia’s only comprehensive museum of wool. 

26 Moorabool Street, Geelong

Conference facilities at the National Wool Museum

With heritage character and loads of features, the National Wool Museum is the perfect place to hold your conference, public presentation or business meeting.

The museum theatrette is now available for hire and has been very popular.

What's available:

Up to 200 chairs

Up to 15 tables (each 1800 millimetres x 750 millimetres)

Dance floor (measures 4 metres x 4 metres = 16 square metres)



Screen 2300 centimetres square (7'6" x 7'6")

TV/video/video projector

Data projector/slide projector

Overhead projector

Electronic whiteboard


There is also a caterer's kitchen on-site including a large capacity chiller.

Auction Room
Accommodates 30 people seated at tables; 50 people maximum theatre style (non tiered).

per day - $360

per half day - $225

per hour - $ 80