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National Slate Museum, Llanberis

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
Inside the disused 19th-century workshops where miners once toiled is National Slate Museum. The museum is part of the National Museum of Wales and sits along the European Route of Industrial Heritage. Inside the workshops, refurbished rooms set up to evoke the quarryman's daily life. Learn the history of slate and the process by which it's mined. The heavy slate was transported between buildings by the water-powered tram still functioning in the courtyard. Plan to see National Slate Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Llanberis itinerary builder.
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  • This is a fascinating place showing how slate was mined together with the risks involved for the workers. There is an excellent film explaining how slate is mined and then taken to there own port for ...  read more »
  • The Museum provides an excellent insight into the challenges and way of life of those who lived and worked in the Slate industry in Wales in the last century. 
  • I unexpectedly spent over 3 hours at this museum which was fascinating. It was real life and not so long ago. Well worth a visit and I might go back and see the bits I missed this time! 
  • Great insight into the history of the area and the conditions in which the workers had to endure. The museum houses exhibits relating to the whole process involved in getting slate from the depths of the mountain to the machine shop which produced tools and machines used to craft the finished product. There is a film which charts the history of slate production in the area and a demonstration of splitting and dressing slate. The staff are very friendly and will answer questions you may have. Nice clean cafe on site and gift shop with reasonable prices. Well worth a visit and plenty to do in the area when you have finished your visit.
  • Just a lovely family place to go, I have loved going for years. It has just got a nice feeling and the attractions are beautiful. Still want to carry on going for years and years. I love this place and I would recommend it to anyone because it is beautiful.
  • Free to Enter museum. I just Loved it. There are workshop where you are being told how slate was produced. My son was fascinated by the facts. Not to be missed if in Wales.
  • great place to visit full of history. I particularly like the row of terrace houses each one is decorated to a certain period in the 20th century. it's free entry too bargain.
  • Wonderful place to visit in all weather conditions as loads in side as well as outside, plus it is free entry you just pay for parking your car etc. Plus while hete go for either a train ride or boat ride or both on the lake or along one side of it as well while your there folks well worth the money.
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