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National Slate Museum

Gilfach Ddu Country Park | Padarn Country Park, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TY, Wales
+44 300 111 2333
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This working museum tells the history of the slate industry.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Gilfach Ddu Country Park | Padarn Country Park, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TY, Wales
+44 300 111 2333

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Free to go in (donate if you chose) showing the history of slate quarrying with live demonstration of slate splitting and a fascinating recreation of three quarrymen's cottages from different periods in time. They had an unnecessary 'dinosaur' trail to bump up summer trade but...More

Thank touristonabudget
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent a really absorbing few hours. Learnt so much of how men have suffered over the years to retrieve slate. Saw an interesting film calld 'How to Steal a Mountain' and a present day slate miner demonstrated how they split the slate and gave some...More

Thank NanaLiz65
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So much to do, very interesting the kids enjoyed it as always the play area was a big hit with them but also loved the slate splitting and the ice cream was a hit too.

Thank flojo619
Reviewed 3 days ago

An excellent free place to visit (although obviously donations accepted and given). Lots to see and information to read. Agree with Mark G - the best place to get slate souvenirs (seen some in other shops that did not look authentic). One let down was...More

Thank graham a
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed this free museum as it gave substance to the scenery around us, especially looking at the scars on the mountains in the area. The slate splitting demonstration was my preffered aspect of the visit, with details on how the workers were treated by...More

Thank Yannick1968
Reviewed 5 days ago

Although the weather was slightly damp and overcast, we had a superb time visiting The National Slate Museum - especially considering its free to enter. Unbelievable !!! The staff are lovely - the guy that did the slate demonstration is a real star and deserves...More

1  Thank MagicDave
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you want cheap slate this is the place to get some when looking for souvenirs, but is a really good afternoon out lovely coffee shop ,kids play area and interactive stuff for the kids

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It may be free but it is very well put together and thought provoking. Parking on site with 2 other attractions nearby...the castle ruins and the quarrymans hospital.

Thank MikeB107
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is free and it was amazing. There is so much stuff there. They have shop and cafe there. The staff were lovely. Definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a museum based in the heart of what was slate mining country. There are lots of different parts of the museum to see, and live demonstrations taking place during the day. The site includes a working water wheel, and lots of equipment from...More

Thank Andrew C
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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.
Cedric M
11 August 2015|
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Response from Steve L | Reviewed this property |
The slate museum is but the terraced houses won't be accessible. From what I could tell the car park was pay and display so I imagine coaches need to pay. Check with the local council website. Even if you don't get into the... More
30 January 2015|
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Response from Remsheg | Reviewed this property |
We visited in September - I would assume winter schedules are different. I Googled it and it says they are closed Saturdays during the winter. Hope this helps.