Tasmanian Wool Centre

The Centre houses a sheep and wool exhibition which traces the evolution of the industry and includes a touch and feel display of different types and microns of wool. It also contains a History Museum, which highlights the development of Ross and the region over the past 180 years. Special features of the collection include replica icons of the Ross convict built bridge (circa 1836), beautifully hand carved by convict stonemason Daniel Herbert; and an Australian merino wool tapestry depicting the tree of life, by James Coburn.

Address: 
Church Street, Ross, TAS
Tel: 
0363815466
Hours: 
9:00am - 5:30pm Daily
Admission: 
Donation
Facilities: 
Guided tours, audio-visuals, wheelchair access, education programs for schools.
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Items

Trophy

Zegna Trophy

Zegna Trophy
Creator:
Steven Walker
Description:
An award donated by Count Ermengildo Zegna and Figli of Trivero, Italy for wool grower exhibiting most valuable super fine fleece at Australia's oldest agricultural show, in Campbelltown, Tasmania. Trophy created by Tasmanian sculptor, Steven Walker, made in gold, silver, platinum on a serpentine base.
Date:
1962

Sea chest

Captain Horton's Sea Chest

Captain Horton's Sea Chest
Creator:
Unknown
Description:
Wooden chest, brass handles with mirror inside lid and wash basin.
Date:
circa 1850s

Tapestry

Tree of Life

Tree of Life
Creator:
John Coburn
Description:
Merino wool tapestry commissioned by Mrs Axel Brodsgaard to serve as a memorial to her late husband, Kenneth Charles von Bibra. Designed by artist John Coburn and woven in Aubasson, France.
Date:
circa 1966

Interactive exhibit

Feel & Touch Display (Wool)

Feel & Touch Display (Wool)

Carvings

Ross Bridge Carving Replicas

Ross Bridge Carving Replicas