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Address: 242 Victoria Rd, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia B4V 2P1, Canada
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+1 902-543-8233

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Our tour guide did a fabulous job of explaining the mill and giving us anecdotes. We started off planning to stay 15 minutes and probably stayed 45. Very informative and... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
Nancy S
Scottsdale, Arizona
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London, Canada
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I e-mailed the museum before we left on our trip and found that they were closed around Sept 15. Very disappointing since many people still travel in September to the eat coast. It looked interesting but cannot really review.

1 Thank Whiskerskip
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide did a fabulous job of explaining the mill and giving us anecdotes. We started off planning to stay 15 minutes and probably stayed 45. Very informative and entertaining! We also got to try our hand at carding and spinning (and could have tried rug hooking). The next day we toured the Barrington Woolen Mill Museum and were... More 

Thank Nancy S
Arlington, Virginia
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

In the mid 1800s, Dean Wile opened a carding business using water from what was later called Sandy Brook to power his mill. Wile brought machines and built the mill to automate carding, which is the act of untangling, cleaning and fluffing sheep's wool and turning into batting, felt or yarn. The mill reduced the time to accomplish these tasks... More 

1 Thank Susan and Vinh N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is a small museum, but with the personal tour given by the guides it offers a lot about not only the mill but the wider community. It is definately worth the stop if you are nearby, and goes well with the Woollen Museum in Barrington (about 90 minutes away). When we went they had a spinning demonstration, which ended... More 

Thank David G
St. Petersburg, Florida
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337 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This has been one of the highlights of our 2 week Nova Scotia vacation. The tour was informative, interesting and hands-on which even made it more fun and enjoyable. We agree with all the positive comments posted by other reviewers. Don't miss it! Well worth the very inexpensive admission price.

Thank William W
Moncton, Canada
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The staff here are awesome. They not only give you a great history lesson, but they also give you hands on lessons and you get to card raw wool and spin it into yarn!!! And also the tour takes you to the dirt basement where the old huge waterwheel really works after they open the flood gate. This would then... More 

Thank Terry H
Alstead, New Hampshire
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Not sure what to expect initially, but so very glad we went! We have a small farm with sheep, and I have been involved in the process from sheep to wool, so we had a particular interest, but really, I think the experience would be great for anyone! School groups come and the curator expressed how lovely it was to... More 

Thank Keri P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

The staff was very informative and attentive to the students. The mill is a very rustic spot and serves as a great window to the past for children. All of the kids in my group enjoyed carding their own wool and spinning their own yarn.

Thank Stephany A
Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

An unexpectedly fun time. We were given a personal tour by one of the two staff there of this water mill that ran a sheep's wool processing plant. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all of our off-beat questions. The whole building and the machines in were preserved and gave a very authentic feel. We could feel where the... More 

Thank Deajay Y
Bridgewater, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We decided to stop and see what it was all about. Wow even though it's right on a busy street with vehicles coming and going and the noise, once you step inside it's like traveling in a time machine. We had taken the grandchildren in after our initial visit as we wanted them to see a piece of the past.... More 

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