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Menai Heritage - Canolfan Thomas Telford Centre

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Simple but Interesting

Visited Menai Heritage after going on one of their walks last year. Very simple exhibition about... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
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A must for those interested in our industrial heritage

The bridge is magnificent and well worth a visit for those interested in our industrial heritage... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Wigton, United Kingdom
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This community based museum tells the story of crossing the Menai Strait and celebrates the iconic, historic bridges and the famous engineers who built them. You can see artefacts from the original bridges, watch films of their reconstruction, try...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Thomas Telford Centre Mona Road | Mona Road, Menai Bridge LL59 5EA, Wales
+44 1248 715046
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Visited Menai Heritage after going on one of their walks last year. Very simple exhibition about the bridges across the Menai Straits but very thorough and informative. The enthusiasm of the heritage group comes through. Worth a visit if you like local history of where...More

Thank Iceniwarrior49
Reviewed 26 July 2018

The bridge is magnificent and well worth a visit for those interested in our industrial heritage. Driving across is free and there is a small parking area on the south side, from where it is possible to walk back across. Great views along the straits,...More

Thank Solway73
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Worth a drive along the Menai Straight the bridge was pretty too. Drive 15-20 minutes to get the the lighthouse and there’s a McyDs too to fill up on.

Thank awayfromhome1970
Reviewed 24 October 2017

The actual Museum was closed when Hubby and I were in the area on a recent Monday. Instead, we drove over the wrought iron suspension bridge from Bangor to Porthaethwy. We then walked across it, and back again, and then walked underneath it. This Grade...More

1  Thank Jilly2903
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We drove over the bridge to admire the work of Thomas Telford. The bridge is amazing. The view from both sides is very picturesque and well worth doing. The only thing is there are two sets of arches which are quite narrow, check your wing...More

Thank BarbnLuke
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

A really enjoyable experience and a brilliant insight into the great minds of both Thomas Telford and Robert Stephenson. The staff were also very informatove and had a sense of real pride at the wonder of both bridges. Highly reccomended.

Thank JasonJ88
Reviewed 29 June 2017

As a Menai Bridge boy, I am particularly interested in its history - and this museum does not disappoint! Friendly, very knowledgeable staff, great exhibits in the former National School.

Thank Nigel P
Reviewed 8 June 2017

DVD explaining the story behind Thomas Telford helped everything slot into place - a lot of information and really interesting exhibits - well worth a visit - only open on Wed & Thur each work though!

1  Thank Tracey F
Reviewed 19 April 2017

With a couple of friends I had attended the Centre's excellent series of Spring Lectures where we found out about the guided group walks. We booked a Sunday afternoon and phoned round to recruit people we knew would be interested. Twelve of us turned up...More

1  Thank llanberissue
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I live on Anglesey and the choir I belong to use the Telford centre as a rehearsal room. The museum is quite small and dedicated to Thomas Telford and his work on the Menai suspension bridge. Some good photographs and lots of information. Mainly written...More

Thank deemills27
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Carole E
16 October 2016|
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Response from Joop V | Reviewed this property |
Hi Carole, It is no problem to pass the bridge with a 13 mtr. coach, I don't know the exact width of the bridge, but I have seen big trucks crossing the bridge. I have submitted some extra pictures of the bridge today, to... More