Textiled Related Sessions
We can also provide a variety of textile related workshops, including weaving and felt making. Your pupils can get creative and discover for themselves the fascinating world of textile production and design.
The museum Trail
A tour of the Museum will enhance pupils learning as they see the development from the Domestic Industry to the Industrial Machinery and stories of the people who lived and worked in the local community.
The Village trail
A village trail brings the effect of the Industrial Revolution to life as you discover the sites of old factories, compare the houses of the Mill owners to those of the workers, and see the growth of the village, through its churches, chapels, shops and community hall.
The National Wool Museum tells the story of the Woollen Industry in Wales in particular its impact on the Teifi Valley during the 19th and 20th Century. You will see the process from fleece to fabric, demonstrated by our experienced craftspeople on our historic machinery, and be able to follow the story of Cambrian Mills (now the National Wool Museum). Book a guided tour to help understand the economic and technological development of the Woollen Industry in Wales and its effect on the social history.
Annual Colleges Competition
Each year the National Wool Museum, invite students from across Wales to submit work for an exciting textile related competition based on various themes. Colleges will be supplied with a brief and inspiration pack which is an excellent resource to explore the images, color and themes. There are two elements to the competition and students can choose either to follow an art based theme or to design a commerical product. The work will be selected and displayed at the Museum. Prizes will be given to the successful students including the opportunity to work with our Enterprise department to develop the commercial product for sale in the Museum shops. For more information please contact the National Wool Museum.
Kaffe Fassett at the National Wool Museum
Come and see an exhibition of exquisite knitwear by the internationally renowned textile designer, Kaffe Fassett. This American born artist is best known for his colourful designs. Worksheets and activities related to colour and pattern will be available to help explore the work.
Learning Resource for Welsh Learners
An online resource for Welsh learners at Mynediad,Sylfaen, Canolradd and Uwch levels. Gwau Geiriau encourages learners to visit the National Wool Museum and use its displays and resources to enhance the Welsh learning experience. Find out more about the Welsh Woollen Industry whilst improving language skills.
Professional artist Julia Griffiths Jones has created five pieces of work that are displayed around the Museum. An activity has been created to engage children with each piece. Julia’s work offers a contemporary and personal response to the collection and the trail allows pupils to respond creatively to the museum.