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Spin your way into History, and enjoy a hands-on fun experience where you will gain valuable insights into the historical significance of sheep and wool in Connemara’s past. Discover the rich heritage of the local woollen industry and witness firsthand how sheep’s fleece is transformed into cloth through engaging displays and demonstrations.
Our expert weaver Seamus uses traditional techniques to spin and weave the wool on antique wheels and looms from the early 1900s. You can even try your hand at spinning, and let your kids experience the roles that children played in the wool-making process back in times gone by.
Please see our online bookings page for times and availability.
Really enjoyed our visit here. The spinning demonstration was excellent and we learned a lot. The kids enjoyed it too! Just to note you have to ask in the shop to get access to the museum part, we thought it was closed with the rope across but it wasn't. Definitely well worth a visit!
This museum was far more fascinating than expected. Seamus (I'm pretty sure that was his name) is an extremely knowledgeable gem to the trade and showed us so much. He made our visit really special and interesting! Highly recommended! Would love to see more of his work.
This is a cross roads in a beautiful no where. A quiet comfortable seat to recharge batteries for the stunning beauty of the next stage of your journey no matter which road you choose to go. It has what you need when you are feeling good. And the whole wide space of the place is warmly welcoming you in. Call in. Just for a local minute.
Cute little place to have a break. Nice parking across the street. Great place to grab a coffee and a snack for the long road ahead. Many nice wool products and souvenirs. Great energy from the staff and don't be shy to ask them where to go next. They will gladly point you to a new adventure you might not have thought of.
Absolutely. We have a store which is open from mid March until the end of October selling knitwear, sheepskins, yarn and crafts . We also sell online.
The woolcraft demonstration costs 10 euro per adult, 7 euro per senior/student and 4 euro per child. Family entry is 24 euro for 2 adults and 2 school age children. Bookings can be made through our website or on the day in the Centre.
The majority of the wool we sell comes from Donegal Yarns, the largest wool producer in Ireland. We also sell Cushendale Wool which is produced in Kilkenny. We sell 100% Aran wool, Merino and Mohair. blends
We open annually from mid March until the end of October. We are open daily from 9:30 am - 5:30 pm.
We have a café onsite. It serves everything from light snacks to more substantial meals. We offer home baked cakes and treats. We have seating for up to 45 inside as well as tables outside when the weather allows
Opening Hours from mid March until end October
Adults - €10
OAP/Student - €7
Child - €4
Family Ticket - €24 (2 Adults + 2 Children (School Age)
Group (20+ persons) - €7 per adult €5 per senior/student
Booking available online