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National Slate Museum

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Address: Gilfach Ddu Country Park | Padarn Country Park, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TY, Wales
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

This working museum tells the history of the slate industry.

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USD 634.80*
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Private Guided Snowdonia and Conwy Day Trip from Conwy Valley
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Great history

It's free entry & makes a great place to visit especially if it's wet! Plenty to see, interactive exhibits & lots of history on show.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's free entry & makes a great place to visit especially if it's wet! Plenty to see, interactive exhibits & lots of history on show.

Thank Paul M
St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An amazing museum a few minutes walk from the centre of Llanberis. Lots of exhibits, both displays and videos help visitors understand the history of slate mining across Wales. We loved the minors cottages, each in a different age and the massive workshops powered by a waterwheel. Free to enter but do donate. Superb!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited the place with my wife and we thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Lovely demo of how slates are cut out from the slate stone. You can do some amazing artwork with slate. A real eye opener!

Thank Harinder S
Rustington, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A Very interesting place to visit especially if the weather is a bit wet. Beautiful items to buy in the shop

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Steeped in history , the setting is authentic & the sequence to follow is mapped out & interesting. The demonstrating of slate cutting is brilliant & not to be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our visit very much,very interesting,had a great time,staff very pleasant and entertaining.would love to go again for longer

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove especially here as googled this place and checked trip advisor before setting out today main pages come up on both of these sites stating open today Sat 18th March 2017 10am-5pm paid the £4 parking got to the doors of museum it was closed , fuming, annoyed and angry, tried to walk over to little cafe by small railway... More 

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little gem in llanberis. Very informative and interesting to see. The hospital there is very interesting. Free entry as well.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyable visit to this free museum. Lots of interesting things to see. Particularly enjoyed the slate cutting demonstration and seeing the enormous water wheel

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this museum, not quite sure what to expect. What we found was the amazing history of Victorian slate mining in films, exhibits and demonstrations. Open every day 10-4, and 10-5 Easter to October, this is a great half-day out. Definitely walk the whole site using the free plan from the shop. Watch the film, see... More 

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