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Byd Mary Jones World

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The difference one child can make

This small museum, tells the story of Mary Jones and how her desire to own a bible in her own... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Jackie T
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Museum with a local and national theme

The well sign posted museum. Had a large well kept car park, small play area, toilets and café... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Tregaron, 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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All reviews car park all ages play area on site nice cafe rainy day worth a visit bala town old church interactive displays great museum walked miles small museum parking charge true story society bible
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

This small museum, tells the story of Mary Jones and how her desire to own a bible in her own language, (which she saved 6 years for), so inspired the pastor, that she walked over 20 miles to see. That he was challenged that everyone...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jackie T
Reviewed 30 September 2018

The well sign posted museum. Had a large well kept car park, small play area, toilets and café. Short walk to the museum through the well kept grave yard. £1 parking returned when paid at the museum. The museum is clean and tidy easy accessible...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This is a small museum with a Christian emphasis focusing as it does (rather obviously - the clue being in the title) on the story of Mary Jones which appears to have been one of those “light blue paper and retire” moments in history. My...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

Impressed by the very up to date and beautifully kept museum, which uses touch screens to tell the true story of Mary Jones. There are also lots of interesting activities for the children. It's amazing how the determination of one Welsh teenager two hundred years...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Charles S
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

My family including 3 children- 4,9,11 had a fantastic time here - 90 minutes in total- lots of interactive presentations and many activities for children- the older children enjoyed dressing up, the activity sheet and other interesting things to do. An inspirational story - not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rob H
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Cost us 12 pounds as a family, spent 45 minutes there. The story itself is so inspiring and they have tried to provide lots of little touches for children such as clay and the interactive computers. Unfortunately on the day we came it rained so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Laura B
Reviewed 28 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 24 July 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jack D
Reviewed 5 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 544jules
Reviewed 22 June 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Christine K
8 July 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
10 August 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