Sjølingstad Woollen Mill Museum

Sjølingstad Woollen Mill was established in 1894 and produced yarn and fabrics sold in great parts of southern Norway until 1984. In 1986 the idea of reopening the mill as a „working textile museum" were launched. Government funds made it possible to purchase a majority of the shares, restore machines and buildings; and maintain the old industrial craftmanship. The spirit of days gone by still linger in these buildings where yarn, fabrics and blankets are produced on the old machinery, driven by our water power station with a turbine from 1913.

A visit to Sjølingstad Woollen Mill Museum during the summer season gives you the possibility to get a guided tour around the factory. You learn the history of the mill, and follow the production line from raw wool to finished fabrics. Children can participate in the wool workshop making woollen pictures and learning a variety of woollen techniques.

Sjølingstad Woollen Mill Museum
Vest-Agder-museet Sjølingstad Uldvarefabrik
4513 Mandal
+47 (0) 38 - 256023

Recommended duration of visit:1,5 Hours
Duration of a guided tour:60 Minutes
Access for persons with disabilities:For details see website
Infrastructure for children:
Visitor centre on site:yes
Gift and book shop on site:yes

15 June to 20 August:
guided tours and museum shop daily 11am-5pm
21 August to 14 June:
museum shop Monday - Friday 11am-3pm; guided tours by prior arrangement

  • Guided tours only
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