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. Before you head to Llanberis, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Llanberis trip tool , to make sure you see all that Llanberis has to offer, including National Slate Museum.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Free to go in (donate if you chose) showing the history of slate quarrying with live demonstration of slate splitting and a fascinating recreation of three quarrymen's cottages from different periods ...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Spent a really absorbing few hours. Learnt so much of how men have suffered over the years to retrieve slate. Saw an interesting film calld 'How to Steal a Mountain' and a present day slate miner demo...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    So much to do, very interesting the kids enjoyed it as always the play area was a big hit with them but also loved the slate splitting and the ice cream was a hit too.  more »
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  • Well worth a visit to see the origin of the slate industry. Free admission to site. Large site so wear suitable shoes. If you visit the Hospital museum it's a good walk up a hill. Lots of steps.
  • Fantastic free working museum. Great historical reference with slate splitting by former quarry workers.
  • Interesting place to visit showing the history of the slate industry. Plenty of historical items and knowledge. Will keep both young and old busy. Loved the slate cutting display. Thanks
  • Had a lovely day out. Went to the slate museum. Was very interesting.
  • Free to visit can not get better than that. L pads to see and very informative.

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