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Beautiful and thought provoking

We went there with our two children, aged 10 & 7 and had the most wonderful time. Gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Victoria W
via mobile
Fascinating Place to Visit

We called in at this centre and found it very interesting being already aware of the story of Mary... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jack D
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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The new state-of-the-art visitor and education centre will give people the opportunity to discover the story of Mary Jones and Thomas Charles, and learn about the impact of the world's best-selling book not only in Wales but the rest of the world...more
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Llanycil, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7YF, Wales
+44 1678 521877
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there with our two children, aged 10 & 7 and had the most wonderful time. Gorgeous interactive screens for the children to use showing several stories from the Bible, a quiz and the attendants were wonderful. Also a lot for the adults to...More

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in at this centre and found it very interesting being already aware of the story of Mary Jones and her Bible. There a nice cafe situated in the car-park.

Thank Jack D
Reviewed July 5, 2018

The story of Mary Jones is very inspiring and this is put across in interactive displays. There is a lot for children to do here with dressing up, sheets to fill in etc. There is also a play & picnic area with good parking which...More

Thank 544jules
Reviewed June 21, 2018

This little museum is well worth a visit. It tells the little known story of the 15 year old girl's barefoot 26 mile walk to purchase a bible. This led to the creation of a worldwide organisation - The Bible Society. The displays are excellent...More

Thank Ramblerron_10
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The car park is a pay and display but you do get your money back on visiting Mary Jones World which makes it a very reasonable place to visit. The cafe there is very good too. Very interesting displays and the staff are very helpful....More

Thank Polly K
Reviewed June 16, 2018

I only found out about this place from a leaflet in the holiday cottage we were staying in over near Porthmadog. It seems to be a well- kept secret. The exhibition was most interesting. Of course we had known the story of Mary Jones and...More

1  Thank justmeYorkshire
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Hubby and I went here on a recent Wednesday morning. It is about a mile outside of Bala town centre in Llanycil off the main A494 Pensarn Road. We put £1 in the parking meter but got it refunded at the Visitor Centre. The ladies...More

1  Thank Jilly2903
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Congratulations to the Bible society for: Superb interactive displays Clean modern cafe and toilets Delightful setting Enthusiastic friendly staff Inspiring subject of Mary Jones and her bible.

Thank 1949etwall
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We went here on a wet Saturday afternoon and had a fascinating hour learning about the Mary Jones story and the history of Bible Society

2  Thank Adrian W
Reviewed April 2, 2018

What a lovely little place! The Byd Mary Jones World tells the story of Mary Jones in a pictural and interactive way that grabs the attention of children and adults alike! The staff are really welcoming and were even accommodating to our 5-year-old rat-bag daughter....More

1  Thank onedego
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Christine K
July 8, 2016|
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Response from Centre_Manager-BMJW1 | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. The nearest train station to Bala is Wrexham which is around 35 miles away from us but there are regular buses from Wrexham to Bala. We hope to welcome you to the centre in the near future!
Joan B
August 10, 2015|
Response from Centre_Manager-BMJW1 | Property representative |
Hello Joan, the adult admission ticket is £4, a concession ticket is £3 and a child between the ages of 5-16yrs is £2.50. We also offer a family ticket which covers 2 adults and up to 4 children for £12. There is a £1... More