The Tasmanian Wool Centre, in the Midlands historic village of Ross, is a leading attraction promoting the values and qualities of wool to visitors. Together with one of Tasmania’s largest retail areas dedicated to woollens, there are informative, well-presented museum galleries in which to explore the wool industry beginnings and heritage of this fascinating and vibrant village, established in 1821.
In the retail area there is a style, colour and price to suit everyone. An important foundation principle of the business is to promote Australian wool in all its diversity. Every attempt is made to stock Australian made garments and Australian wool content in those that are crafted elsewhere.
Entering the Wool Exhibition gallery , the scent of sheep’s wool pervades the air. A recreated shearing shed, with thrown fleece on its sorting table and manual wool press provide a glimpse of past times. Many breeds of sheep’s wool are on view to feel and inspect.
In the adjoining room, the Heritage Exhibition gallery provides snapshots of significant milestones in the development of Ross. The Ross Bridge, Female Factory and Horton College are permanent features together with changing short-term exhibitions.
A Visitor Information Service completes this must-see attraction in Ross.