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Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery

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Address: Ffordd Gwynedd, Bangor LL57 1DT, Wales
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+44 1248 353368
11:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 17:00

Gallery The gallery has a wide-ranging programme of exhibitions by local...

Gallery The gallery has a wide-ranging programme of exhibitions by local and international artists. Changing regularly, the gallery always offers inspiration. MuseumWelsh furniture, textiles, art, archaeology, social history items...Located in the former Canonry, the Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery, Bangor is brimming with stories from Gwynedd and surrounding area. The Roman Segontium sword, the Welsh Not, model of Telford’s suspension bridge, the King of Bardsey’s crown are just a few of the treasures you can enjoy. ShopThe shop sells a mix of unique hand-made crafts including ceramics, jewellery, greeting cards and prints. The Collectorplan Scheme, which is an interest free credit service, is available to individuals to purchase original and contemporary art and craft from both the gallery and shop.

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Small- but perfectly displayed!

Delightful location, with warm staff on both cafe and shop. Cafe very inviting, shop with a variety of unusual items, and museum galleries though small were excellently displayed... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Delightful location, with warm staff on both cafe and shop. Cafe very inviting, shop with a variety of unusual items, and museum galleries though small were excellently displayed in a traditional museum way. This is not the place for modern interactive displays. Impressive model of Telford's bridge pictured here. Well worth the visit.

1 Thank 1949etwall
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

The museum is a bit on the small side and got some glares off some of the staff. The galleries are worth checking out though.

Thank Ed E
Bangor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

This a charming restaurant with an unexpected amount of style. Good cooking and good value. It's enough to make the cafe the destination rather than the Museum.

Thank Ian C
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

The Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery has recently moved and is now called Storiel. It is well worth a visit. The gallery is light and modern and has a shop and cafe. The staff are friendly and are Welsh speakers which is good. The museum is very interesting and I would suggest it is ideal for school children to visit.... More 

Thank Janice P
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit to this small but excellent museum and now has excellent cafe for light lunches and tea/coffee and great selection of cakes. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

Thank Andrew M
Oldham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

I carried out some storage scheme work here just prior to it opening after it had been refurbished extensively and to a high standard. The Museum will be a fantastic new home for the collections and is very accessible for everyone with a lift for the less abled.

Thank Adam B
Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Visited this week as part of a group and really enjoyed it. The museum may be small but it is well laid out with plenty to see and the art exhibitions are complete joy. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the 'shop' area had some unusual cards and gifts for sale. The cafe was excellent - the food... More 

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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I'd have only given 3 stars if it weren't for the delicious afternoon tea we enjoyed. The gallery needs more works on display. The Karel Lek exhibition was a little disappointing compared to similar I've seen before on Anglesey.

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Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Found this small museum quite interesting, though I didn't find it absolutely clear what was supposed to be in each room or what the overall theme was. It's a local history museum and you'll get a good idea of local life over a long period of time. They have a very good cafe, with an outdoor area and a nearby... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

What a wonderful find. A small but very interesting museum. Well worth a visit. A friendly place with friendly staff serving you. Wonderful art and craft pieces to buy and cards too, with lovely wrapping paper .The café was friendly .Will visit again when I want to buy presents for friends that are unique .Lots of Welsh items for sale... More 

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