Porthmadog Maritime Museum
Porthmadog Maritime Museum
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Nelgumford
336 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
I felt that two pounds was a bit steep to get me into a shed like this. The lady on the desk was nice but what is really needed is more artefacts and less entrance fee.
Written 10 September 2023
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APCMann
Rochdale, UK491 contributions
Jul 2023
Anyone interested in the History of Porthmadog should pay a visit to this small but well-laid-out Museum. It's name
suggests the fact that the Town only exists because of the access the location provides to the Sea, specifically for the
export of Welsh Slate.

There is a Video presentation, about 15 minutes long, which summarises the History of the Town. After that you can browse
the exhibits, which provide further insight into the History of the Town and it's People.

The Museum is located on the ground floor, in the Harbour Area, a short walk from the Town Centre.

The Adult entry fee is very reasonable, Major Credit Cards are Accepted.
Written 19 August 2023
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veramitchell23
Basingstoke, UK48 contributions
Jun 2023
Tucked away from Main Street alongside harbour. Only found it because looking for Info centre! Very well set out and the owners are extremely knowledgable. Well worth a visit.
Written 8 July 2023
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Sue A
Guildford, UK56 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
A very interesting museum in which to spend up to an hour, with a good selection of exhibits. The staff are particularly knowledgeable, special thanks to Eric.
Written 7 May 2023
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Harry S
1 contribution
Apr 2023
Smallish but fascinating local museum. Whilst it's billed as the Maritime Museum, it includes the whole of the maritime industry in the port, including the expansion of the slate industry, local ship building, where the local mariners went etc.
If you are prepared to stop and read the captions, and put it all together, it's a great hour away from the bustle of the high street or the boatiness of the harbour.
Thanks, you made our trip to Portmadog.
Written 21 April 2023
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Deena K
Ames, IA52 contributions
Aug 2022
This is a small museum dedicated to the history of the Portmadog ship industry It was very interesting and they had activities that the whole family could enjoy! I am a descendent of pilot captain in the area. The gentleman at the desk was very knowledgeable
Written 3 September 2022
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Sightseer281735
5 contributions
Aug 2022
Great history into industry of Porthmadog docks. £3 for two of us and given a kids quiz as well. Even got an area for kids to dress up.

Great for families, though small it will give to a short and enjoyable history.

Once my 6 year old finished the quiz the kind patrons marked and allowed my child to ring the ships bell as a prize.
Written 23 August 2022
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David
9 contributions
Apr 2022
For anyone interested in the maritime history of this part of North Wales, this is a great place to visit. I discovered a lot about a sailing ship on which a great-uncle of mine was chief officer before the first world war.
Written 2 May 2022
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967Blossom967
Milton Keynes, UK557 contributions
Apr 2022
We like finding out about the history of places we visit and found this little museum to be very interesting.
Written 1 May 2022
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pete
Edinburgh, UK32 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
I stumbled upon the museum whilst looking for the tourist info centre (gone). The 10 min video explaining the history of Porthmadog is worth watching, but the exhibits are run of the mill. Not sure if it’s worth the £2 entrance fee.
They do however have some tourist info leaflets as do Tesco at the he other end of town.
Written 1 October 2021
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