BLACKALL

WOOLSCOUR

DISCOVER HISTORY IN ACTION AT THE BLACKALL WOOLSCOUR,
THE LAST REMAINING STEAM OPERATED WOOL WASHING PLANT IN AUSTRALIA

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The Blackall Woolscour operated from 1908 through until 1978 and it is Australia’s Heritage at its best. Woolscouring means wool washing. The Scour is an important part of the National Heritage. It is the only steam-driven scour incorporating a shearing shed left in Australia. In 2002 the Blackall Woolscour once again started using steam to run the machinery.

The Woolscour is open seven days a week and you can experience the magic of the steam engine operating on site from the 1st May through until the end of August. The Woolscour is situated next to an artesian free-flowing bore which supplied ample hot water for scouring.
A visit to the Blackall Woolscour will allow your imagination to be captured by the secrets of the steam machinery and give you an insight to the pioneering achievement of engineering and endurance.

GUIDED TOURS

Volunteers provide a friendly atmosphere of welcome that ensures the Woolscour is one of the best authentic
experiences in the region, acknowledged as one of the best industrial heritage sites in Australia.
The machinery is operational every day and is run on steam from
May to the end of August. Gates open at 9.30 am.
Guided tours operate four times a day;
10.00am | 11.00am | 12.00pm | 1.00pm.

TOURS ARE OPERATING DAILY

Adult $18
Seniors/Pensioners $17
Children (6 years-16 years) $10
Children 5 & Under FREE
Family (2 x Adults 2xChildren) $50