Here visitors are given an insight into the importance of sheep and wool in Connemara's past. Learn the history of sheep farming, local woollen industry and the process of how sheep’s fleece is made into cloth through displays and demonstrations.
Marvel as sheep’s wool is made into yarn and cloth at daily carding, spinning and weaving demonstrations, practiced on wheels and looms from the turn of the last century. Try spinning for yourself and allow children to discover what their role would have been in the 1900s through hands on experience.
Technology has made hand looms and spinning wheels redundant but at the Sheep and Wool Museum they are brought back to life, with a celebration of truly handcrafted produce.
The museum is open every day at set times for guided access and wool craft demonstrations. Please see our tour schedule.