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“An interesting look at our industrial heritage” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Welsh Slate Museum

Welsh Slate Museum
Llanberis, within the Padarn Country Park, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TY, Wales
44 (0)1286 870630
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Llanberis
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This working museum tells the history of the slate industry.
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“An interesting look at our industrial heritage”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The National Slate Museum in Llanberis at the foothills of Snowden is a must visit attraction, not least because it is free and therefore incredible value for money. Buy two coups of tea, and you can easily spend a couple of hours in the museum and have change from a fiver. You will see films of how the slate was quarried over a 100 years ago, can visit the quarrymen's houses going back a century and a half to see how they and their families lived, visit the workshops and see a demonstration of slate being spit and made into perfect roofing slates. An excellent 2 hours visit for families and couples wishing to step back in time and see some of our industrial heritage. If you're visiting Llanberis, visit the slate museum, all it costs is your time.

Visited February 2013
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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“A must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

So many interesting artifacts to look at. Take's a little time to get round it all. Soak up the history of a time gone by and relive the history. It really sucks you in, in a good way! What's even more amazing is that it is all free!

Visited May 2012
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

This doesnt sound like an interesting place to visit, but actually it is well worth it , and admittance is free!

Visited January 2013
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Cambridgeshire
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“Really Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We spent a morning at the Wesh Slate Museum. It was really interesting. Totally free so absolutely exceptional value! The on site cafe is really good too and serve a great cup of tea!

Visited January 2013
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“Whyid slate so underused”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Excellent attraction, planty to see and read, very quiet and cold in December but probably recreates the conditions suffered by the miners!

Visited December 2012
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