A Very Fine Yarn

A Very Fine Yarn is our sensational new tourism development at Creswick Woollen Mills.

We have created an amazing Tourism Interpretive Space focusing on the history of the Woollen Mills, the history of the late founder Paul Ryzowy as well as a world class interpretation of Natural Fibres.

The Creswick Woollen Mills tourism experience 'A Very Fine Yarn' showcases the journey of fibre all the way from its source on the alpaca, through the manufacturing process and how it ends up on the shop shelf. The exhibit gives a great insight into natural fibre, how luxurious fibres are processed and gives visitors a chance to see Australian manufacturing as it happens. Visitors have the chance to meet our resident alpacas and purchase Australian products made right at the Mill.

Free self-guided tours can take place at any time during opening hours, however for groups of ten or more, bookings are essential. Group bookings will have a guide accompany you through the exhibit, and cost $10 per person, redeemable on purchases of $40 or more. 

The tour takes up to 40 minutes for self-guided and up to 25 minutes for guided. We recommend following the tour with the farm experience.

How to find us

Creswick Woollen Mills is located in Railway Parade, just off the Clunes road. Whether travelling from Ballarat, Daylesford or Clunes, look for road signage that will direct you to the Mill. 

Alternately, the welcoming volunteers at the Visitor Information Centre can provide directions.

Creswick Woollen Mills Tourism Experience

A Day at the Mill


Morning Tea

Enjoy a cup of coffee on arrival or freshly baked treats from our range of locally produced cakes and slices.


Retail Therapy

Take some time to shop our latest arrivals and browse through our naturally inspired homewares and accessories.


History Tour

Experience ‘A Very Fine Yarn’, our interactive exhibit that showcases the journey of natural fibres and the history of Creswick Woollen Mills.



The Mill Café has a hearty menu that champions local produce, including some grown in our garden. Our menu changes seasonally and offers hot and cold dishes to suit everyone's taste buds.


Farm Experience

Meet Farmer Amanda or Farmer Ian, our resident animal experts who will walk you through our enclosure allowing you to get up close and personal with our animals - including alpacas, sheep and goats - to feed and pat them.


Afternoon Tea

Take time to refresh before your trip home with a fresh drink or take away snack.

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