Exhibitions at the National Wool Museum

The National Wool Museum's exhibition program covers current exhibitions.

To view more details of upcoming events, please refer to our events page.


Sand in the City

15 December 2018 to 19 May 2019

Calling all beachcombers…

This summer, the beach comes to the National Wool Museum with Sand in the City – a playful, sand-filled, interactive installation exploring Geelong and the Surf Coast’s legendary beaches.

From 15 December 2018 – 19 May 2019, kids of all ages will be able to create sandcastles, sculptures and scenes from their imaginations or build their own beach landmarks using over 1.8 tonnes of sand and 300,000 LEGO® bricks!.

Sand in the City is all about creativity, fun and play, with two ‘hands-in’ augmented reality sandboxes, a giant 2 metre high sandcastle, and models of some of the coastline’s much-loved landmarks, created by LEGO® certified builder Ryan McNaught set to entertain kids for hours.

Surrounding the interactive displays are stories and snapshots of Geelong and the Surf Coast’s shimmering coastline, with a captivating film from local documentary maker Glenn Hurst, a 3D Mural by Melbourne artist, Scott Jansen, plus Geelong’s famous bollards made from LEGO® and a relaxing reading space illustrated by much loved Australian author, Allison Lester, which will provide moments of calm, in amongst all the excitement! .

Sand in the City is a not to be missed summer experience, which will reveal the diversity and varied ways in which Australians identify with and experience the beach. .

Happening only at the National Wool Museum. .

No sunscreen required!


Wildlife Photographer of the Year 54

22 March to 14 July 2019

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that has showcased the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years.

The 100 extraordinary images, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will celebrate the diversity of the natural world, from intimate animal portraits to astonishing wild landscapes. 

Be among the first in the world to see the images of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 54.



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