National Slate Museum, Llanberis

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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. A visit to National Slate Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Llanberis trip tool to plot your vacation.
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  • As Welsh residents we were able to visit this month by booking free tickets ahead of our visit. It was quiet on site we only saw 2 other groups of 2/3 people there. The great thing about this site.....  more »
  • We visited here on a chilly rainy day. We booked on line to get a time slot but there is no entrance fee. We were very impressed with the history here and although not everything was open due to...  more »
  • Great place to go and learn all about the slate industry in North Wales. It was free to get in which was a bonus. Parking you have to pay for which was 4 pounds all day  more »
  • Good experience. Interesting talk about splitting slate. Lots to see and experience. Good on a wet day. Pay and display to park the car.
  • Awesome attraction. Great displays and a huge amount of history that's so prevalent to the community today.
  • Good day out. Lots to see. Educational
  • A way on how slate miners lived and worked interesting
  • Friendly staff. Plenty to see. Waterwheel is impressive. Well thought out. A good free museum.

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