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National Slate Museum

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This working museum tells the history of the slate industry.
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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 yesterday via mobile

It was the first time we have visited the Slate Museum and found it very interesting. The film and demonstration on the splitting and dressing of the slate were very informative. Especially enjoyed seeing the row of cottages and how they were painstakingly reconstructed. Only...More

Thank jancot1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing. Cannot believe it's free. Very informative. Staff great especially slate splitting demonstrator blacksmith and ladies in shop. It made up for our disappointment of not going up Snowdon cos of rain.

Reviewed 2 days ago

this is a fantastic place to visit...tho the trip up over the pass to get there In a coach can be a bit scary if you sit on the overlooking side of the coach..its a long drop down!!..but the museum is great...the short film show...More

Thank carol c
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We planned to visit for an hour before lunch and ended up staying for 3 hours. What an amazing collection of artefacts and information. We will absolutely be back.

Thank Eva H
Reviewed 2 days ago

The place has something to offer. We dodged the rain and found,found various interesting things like the four cottages showing life styles thru the ages,demonstration at the smithy and friendly greeting at the Cafe. Could sound boring but on a fine day it has something...More

Thank RoyL65
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

4 of us visited on a Tuesday afternoon in September. It was a good place for an afternoon out. Even better that admission was free. Interesting videos provided lots of information about the slate industry. Really lovely to visit the old cottages. A few demonstrations...More

1  Thank Vicky C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

good for a day out interesting history worth a visit pity weather wasnt good train for lake was close secknd time around hopefully third visit will be sunny

Thank Journey809812
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very interesting journey into the history of slate. Your tour begins with a short film of the slate industry at this site. Then move on to a live slate splitting demonstration. Fascinating! Afterwards you are free to roam the work shops, grounds, and three period...More

1  Thank karenmoa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free entry with a free site map given by the friendly and informative staff in the shop. We visited as trains to Snowdon were fully booked and we'd paid the £8.00 car park.Well it was worth the visit as we had such an amazing time...More

Thank Jeannie E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were not expecting great things from this visit but we were soon to be disabused of this assumption. Entrance is free which is my favourite price and we walked about some of the outside exhibits when we noticed that a film show was about...More

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Response from CUMBRIAVIEW | Reviewed this property |
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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.
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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