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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. Plan to see National Slate Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Llanberis itinerary builder.
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  • The museum is well laid out and very informative. Lots of signs are posted everywhere with interesting facts. The slate splitting demo was great, and the guy doing it was a good character. My great gr...  more »
  • Always great to come here and it's free! The children always enjoy and there's lots to learn a must if your in Llanberis  more »
  • Travelling with a 12 year, few hours to spare after going up Snowdon on the railway. Out for a walk and stumbled upon it, saw it was free and popped in. It's made up of a selection of the old building...  more »
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  • Brilliant place, very interesting - a slate museum sounds boring but it's well worth a visit as the story of slate and the slate workers themselves is significant.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wasn't much to do, although we arrived around closing. It was however free to enter so it wasn't too bad.
  • 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.