Museum embraces breathtaking nature and mesmerising science

April 11, 2022 BY

Gwen Dean with a photograph by Martin Gregus.

Bring in the autumn holidays at the National Wool Museum with inspiring exhibitions and daily drop-in sessions to keep the entire family entertained.

Enjoy activity trails through the museum galleries and take part in daily crafting sessions

Join a photography workshop or be mesmerised by science, musical performances and storytelling.

In its final weeks, you don’t want to miss Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, direct from the Natural History Museum London, featuring exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.

This year’s exhibition showcases the world’s most talented young photographers with categories for 10 years and under, 11-14 years and 15-17 years.

The National Wool Museum has a range of fun school holiday activities.


Once inspired by the exhibition, you can book in for a masterclass with award-winning photojournalist Doug Gimesy.

Explore Micron: Light, Wool, Belong, an immersive installation by Skunk Control where science meets art and uncovers visual illusions that will change your perspective on wool.

Experience a science show about light and colour where all the rules are broken.

Hands will be set of fire, explosions will rock the museum, water coolers will become subversive volcanoes and mega soap explosions will cleanse any preconceptions of what science can be.

See light and colour in action amongst nature and see how nature alters light to achieve vivid and wonderous colours.
This is raw science to savour and a sight to see.

Don’t miss our award-winning gallery On the Land: Our Story Retold which tells the story of people and places and our impact on the land.

Suitable for the entire family, the exhibition is contemporary and interactive, encouraging curiosity about the environment, farming, the region’s Traditional Owners and sheep!

Bringing it all back to nature, be enchanted by interactive tales celebrating nature, imagination, and resilience. Storyteller Jackie Kerin and violinist Sarah Depasquale weave paper folding, songs and body percussion into stories that promise to warm the heart.

The National Wool Museum is open daily 10am-3pm over the school holidays, closing only on Good Friday. Visit our website to find out about photography masterclasses, school holiday activities and to book tickets for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

National Wool Museum, 26 Moorabool Street, Geelong. Open daily 10am-3pm, closed Good Friday. Entry Fees apply visit www.nwm.vic.gov.au