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- Visit Us
Visit our showroom packed with our products woven on site:- Welsh tapestry bedspreads, travelling rugs and tweeds plus garments, accessories and soft furnishings made up in our pure wool fabrics. We also stock carefully sourced pure wool knitwear, accessories, sheepskin products and gifts.
Visit our tearoom for hot and cold drinks, bara brith, Welsh cakes, scones and locally made cakes.
See the water powered turbine which generates our electricity (hours as shop).
See the weaving on a Dobcross loom (mid Feb - mid Dec: Monday - Friday- check hours below).
Additional vintage machinery can be viewed Easter - October (Mon - Fri). We carry out all the processes from fleece to fabric, on carding engines, spinning mules, doubling machine, warping mill and Dobcross looms. Machines operate according to production requirements.
Visit the Craft Studio (check opening times below)
Hand spinning and rag rug making are demonstrated in the summer season and there is also an opportunity to try weaving yourself on small hand looms.
The Weaver's Garden has specimen plants which provide fibres, natural dyes, textile tools, soaps, and moth repellents.
We are situated in the centre of Trefriw on the main road. Please reverse your vehicle into our car park as it is difficult to turn or else park in the free public car park opposite.
To Find Us By Car
- From A55 exit at Junction 19, follow A470, turn right at Tal-y-Cafn and cross valley, then left onto B5106.
- From Betws-y-Coed take B5106 over stone bridge.
- We are in the centre of Trefriw on the main road, please reverse into car park by mill (as there is no turning space) or park in free public car park opposite.
Bus routes 19 from Llandudno Junction and Conwy to Llanrwst, stop opposite the mill. Buses run approximately every hour from Llanduno Junction Monday to Saturday and approximately two hourly on Sundays (during opening hours). For public transport times phone 0871 200 22 33 or use the route planner below.
ADMISSION IS FREE - REGRET NO SCHOOL PARTIES
Please collect free guide and directions from our shop.
COACHES BY APPOINTMENT, PLEASE
Shop and water turbines:
April - October daily 9.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
November - December: Monday - Saturday 9.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m
January - March: Monday - Saturday 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
CLOSED DECEMBER 25th & 26th and JANUARY 1st
Tearoom serving morning coffees and afternoon teas closes 1/2 hour before shop.
MID FEBRUARY (February 16th 2015) - MID DECEMBER
Monday - Friday 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.
(including Bank holidays except for Good Friday 03/04/15 and May Day Bank Holiday 04/05/15)
Carding engines, spinning mules, doubling machine, warping mill etc. which run according to production requirements
Open March 30th - October 30th 2015
Mon - Fri (except Bank Holidays) 10.00 am - 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm - 5.00pm
Weaver's garden with plants which supply natural dyes and fibres:
At best June - September. Hours as shop
Rag rug making demonstrations
April 7th, May 26th 2015
and June - September 2015: every Tuesday
Hand spinning demonstrations and an opportunity to "try weaving yourself"
April 6th, 8th & 9th 2015
May 25th, 27th & 28th 2015
June - September 2015: every Wednesday and Thursday
DISABILITY ACCESS STATEMENT FOR TREFRIW WOOLLEN MILLS, TREFRIW, CONWY VALLEY, N.WALES LL27 0NQ.
Trefriw Woollen Mills is situated on the B5106 in the centre of Trefriw. Parking and car drop off area is situated outside the shop - please reverse in as there is limited space for turning. Additional parking is in the free public car park opposite (50 metres approx.)
Public transport is by bus route 19 from Llandudno/Conwy and Llanrwst/Betws-y-Coed. The bus from Llandudno/ Conwy stops directly opposite the mill, the bus from Llanrwst/ Betws-y-Coed stops approx. 60 metres along the main road. For information please phone Traveline 0871 200 2233 or visit wwwTravelineCymru.info.
The ground floor (shop, café, turbine house and weaving shed) is accessible via a steep ramp with a hand rail. People with wheelchair users please ask for assistance if required. The main entrance is via wide swing doors which are normally fixed open in Summer. If they are closed, we suggest a helper asks a member of the staff to hook them open before pushing the wheelchair up the ramp.
The ground floor weaving shed and turbine house can be accessed via a door at the end of the shop if you ask a member of staff. People with walking difficulties can also view the weaving through the windows in the tearoom. The craft studio (open June – September on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) and the blending shed are also on the ground floor.
The top two floors of the mill museum (carding engines, spinning mules, doubling machine, hanker, warping mill and looms) are accessed via two flights of 15 steps each.
Assistance dogs are welcome in the shop and tearoom. They may be frightened by the noise of the machinery in the weaving shed and mill museum.
There are no toilets with facilities for disabled people on site, but there is one in the public car park opposite and the Radar key is available in our shop