The National Wool Museum, Geelong, Victoria. . . . Tuesday travels

We recently visited Geelong for the day.  We were there for the Robert Ingpen Exhibition which I mentioned in a previous post.  It was terrific.  So good to see the actual paintings and drawings used to illustrate so many books.

Robert Ingpen ExhibitionMany of the works were already marked as sold and only the more expensive, large paintings were still for sale.

Robert IngpenAs well as visiting the exhibition I wanted to visit the National Wool Museum as my brother and sister-in-law had told us what a wonderful museum it was and indeed it was.

The museum is housed in one of Geelong’s old bluestone buildings.

img_5364Upon entry you come across this lovely sheep!

floral sheepHe has his eye on you.He was keeping an eye on us.

the rights of sheepThe museum collection is comprehensive and we spent a couple of hours viewing the exhibits.

We then walked along the foreshore to the Botanic Gardens.  It was a lovely sunny day and the bollards were looking particularly splendid.

The detail on the bollards is amazing.

The Botanic Gardens were a cool oasis from the by now very warm sunshine.

Botanic GardensThere were even a couple of bollards there.

bollardsThese bollards are part of the Baywalk Bollard Trail.  The bollards are from timbers and piles from the city pier, demolished in 1980.  The bollards represent colourful characters from the city’s past.

We were staying in Melbourne and the trip from Melbourne to Geelong is about an hour on the train.

One thought on “The National Wool Museum, Geelong, Victoria. . . . Tuesday travels

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s