Menai Heritage - Canolfan Thomas Telford Centre

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Menai Heritage - Canolfan Thomas Telford Centre

Menai Heritage - Canolfan Thomas Telford Centre
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Temporarily closedClosed until Apr 20, 2022
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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 building a bridge or test your knowledge by doing the quiz, extend your visit with a walk over and under the Suspension Bridge or look for the lions on the Britannia Bridge and find out why the Menai Strait is so important for wildlife. Open every Wednesday and Thursday, Easter-October from 10:00-17:00 hours. Outside normal opening times, we are happy to welcome groups of 10 or more; please contact the office to discuss your visit. The Telford Centre can be found across from Waitrose, near the Menai Suspension Bridge.
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jwhitham
wigan8 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Yesterday, as a family of 4 we attended the Menai Bridge Heritage walk with our extremely knowledgeable guide, Joanna. We have been to Anglesey many times before, but knew little of the history of the two bridges which connect the island to mainland Wales. The short walk along the stunning straits, was accompanied by some fascinating information from Joanna, who pitched the talk just right so that our two children, (aged 11 and 14) could keep up.
A lovely way to spend a Sunday morning on Anglesey.
Written 17 August 2020
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ordinarypunter2015
Manchester, UK393 contributions
Oct 2019
a small volunteer run history centre, but very interesting, and friendly staff there. All you'd want to know about the bridge
Written 5 January 2020
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Mark
United Kingdom7 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Not being sure what to expect the modest entry price was a welcome surprise Very informative relaxed atmosphere, with video stills and information boards provide a good understanding of the history of the Menai Bridge and crossing point.
Written 17 September 2019
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Iceniwarrior49
19 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
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 you are visiting .
Written 4 August 2018
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Solway73
Wigton, UK50 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
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, and a big drop to the water! Didn't find the heritage centre.
Written 26 July 2018
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awayfromhome1970
Carmarthen, UK628 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
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.
Written 2 April 2018
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Jilly2903
Llan Ffestiniog, UK1,864 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
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 1 listed structure was designed by Thomas Telford and took 7 years to construct, opening in 1826. Its length is 1,368 feet (417 metres). Its width is 39 feet (12 metres). Its height is 98 feet (30 metres). It has 8 arches and 16 chains. It is a remarkable piece of engineering and is featured on many postcards in the local shops.
Written 24 October 2017
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BarbnLuke
Derbyshire, UK119 contributions
Aug 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 mirrors to avoid scratches.
Written 16 August 2017
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Jason
Bangor, UK2,032 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
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.
Written 10 August 2017
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Nigel P
Greater London, UK21 contributions
Jun 2017 • Solo
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.
Written 29 June 2017
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