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5. The Welsh Slate Museum

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The Welsh Slate Museum

The Welsh Slate Museum building is sited in the Victorian workshops built in the shadow of Elidir mountain, site of the vast Dinorwig quarry.
 
Built in 1870, the workshops are on a pattern similar to a British Empire Fort. The central courtyard, clock tower and marvellously detailed windows give them their unique character, still visible today. 
 
An imaginative interpretation of life on the site using models, reconstructions and even a working steam engine, gives visitors an insight into how people lived and worked here.  

Not so much a museum as a pocket of history, it is as though the quarrymen and engineers have only just put down their tools and left the site.

The Welsh Slate Museum Address:
Welsh Slate Museum
Llanberis
Gwynedd
LL55 4TY
Wales, UK

The Welsh Slate Museum Opening Times:
Easter to end of October
Daily, 10.00am – 5.00pm

Beginning of November to Easter
Sunday to Friday, 10.00am - 4.00pm, until 27th March, closed Saturdays

The Welsh Slate Museum Admission:
Free

T  +44 (0)1286 870630
 
F  +44 (0)1286 871906
 

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