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National Slate Museum

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This working museum tells the history of the slate industry.
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Gilfach Ddu Country Park | Padarn Country Park, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TY, Wales
+44 29 2057 3700
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Reviewed 2 days ago

a really great place to visit ,learned a lot about ,how they used to get the slate out of mines ,also the hospital on the hill was so interesting ,and its free to get in well worth it xxx

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cherylbrenton
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place, we have been a couple of times and are never disappointed. Dog friendly and the cafe is nice too. Lots of history to interact with and all free. The water wheel and houses are a must

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tallpaul1972
Reviewed 4 days ago

Glorious place, lots and lots to see, dynamic exhibitions and demonstrations, lovely (if expensive) shop, even a real fire in the house at the back to warm your cockles before continuing round the exhibits. Four quid parking was a bit steep, but free entry to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mike D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited with my wife and dog and found it really interesting. Great cafe too. Can’t wait to come back.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Luke S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the slate museum in the afternoon in late January with a friend from Dorset,we entered the museum with 2hours from closing whilst the museum is fascinating with a lot of interesting information the staff obviously wanted an early finish because as soon as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank helen f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The weather was really poor but it didn't dampen our spirits. Loved this place, especially the workers houses which were so homely (and had roaring fires in them), and the demonstration of the slate splitting which was fascinating and very skilled. I bought some place...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank M B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sorry to say this but unless your a slate enthusiast don't bother We came has part of a coach trip on a very wet n windy day in February.We had 2 hours here and struggled to find enough to do to kill 30 mins .The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dooberrydog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was quite incredible. I never knew half of the information I gathered on the day. Stepping into the past in a three dementional way. Something for everyone young and old. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rogerhY5668ET
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is free. Lovely to roam around and take in the history of the local area. Has a cafe and souvenir shop. Has a small play area for younger children. Set in beautiful location with the Llanberis railway very close by. Pay and display...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Elainelt4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit. Loved the re created cottages and museum. Coffee shop with delish cakes. Argymell yn fawr

Date of experience: February 2019
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8 January 2019|
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Response from Ian_Chapman | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jill We went to this attraction with National Holidays on a coach tour of Llandudno and surrounding area. I would presume you would have to at least let them know you intend to visit. The parking area is very large so I... More
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27 December 2017|
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Response from CUMBRIAVIEW | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes No Problem
3 July 2017|
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Response from alan c | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think children of that age group would find the museum interesting, as far bad weather there are plenty of exhibits inside buildings to keep you and them interested.