National Slate Museum

National Slate Museum in Gwynedd, Gwynedd, United Kingdom | Museum | Slate Museum

Welcome to National Slate Museum, the most Welsh of Welsh industries.
The National Slate Museum at Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom, invested a £1.6 million lottery grant into bringing back to life the inheritance of the north Wales slate industry, which roofed the industrial revolution.
National Slate Museum building is sited in the Victorian workshops built in the shadow of Elidir mountain, site of the vast Dinorwig quarry.
Now, with imaginative interpretation, the remarkable relics of the slate industry can be understood and enjoyed by the many thousands of visitors to this stunning countryside on the flanks of Snowdon. The lottery grant made possible unique features and facilities, which offer the visitor an unparallelled day out in the richly wooded lakeside landscape of the Padarn Country Park. All visitors can now enjoy close-up exploration of the largest working waterwheel in mainland Britain, slate-splitting demonstrations by craftsmen revealing the skills and artistry of generations of quarry workers, the perilous ups and downs of a 19th-century incline plane, a unique, award-winning restoration of the machinery that transported slate, a fascinating tour of the workshops, iron and brass foundry, forges, loco shed and the waterpowered machinery that made the tools for quarrying slate and a well-stocked shop with slate, wrought iron and wooden gifts, and an inviting cafe with mountain views.
The National Slate Museum in Gwynedd, Wales, offers a day full of enjoyment and education in a dramatically beautiful landscape on the shores of Llyn Padarn, and at the terminus of the Llanberis Lake Railway, one of the 'Great Little Trains of Wales', which runs along the watersport shoreline.

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United Kingdom
01286 870 630
Visit Site
Slate Museum
Sited In Victorian Workshops
Pocket Of History
Imaginative Interpretation
Remarkable Relics Of Slate Industry
Largest Working Waterwheel
Slate-splitting Demonstrations
Dramatically Beautiful Landscape

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