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“Almost all you need to know about Llandudno” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Llandudno Museum

Llandudno Museum
17-19 Gloddaeth Street, Llandudno LL30 2DD , Wales
01492 876517
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Ranked #19 of 40 Attractions in Llandudno
Type: Museums
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sheffield
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Almost all you need to know about Llandudno”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

this place is great for local history and information with displays, photos and info across two floors. Half an hour is enough to get around it all and learn how the resort grew since the 1850s. A must at £2 each.

Visited March 2013
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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“International Recognition. Something for Everyone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

This small museum is brimming with exhibits and I spent a happy 2 hours here. One is a 14,000 year old artwork, possibly the earliest in Wales, on loan from the British Museum and of international interest due to its date. At Easter when I visited there was a display of textiles, one showing a large black dress once worn by Queen Victoria. Was she really only 4ft 7"? There was also an interactive display of ladies bustles that you could have fun trying on. I smirked at a plasma screen display asking us to consider how every generation has suffered to be fashionable. As an artist, I particularly liked the exhibits of Frances Chardon, including his artworks and sketchbooks.

If you go expecting so see a mini version of the British Museum with all its lottery funding you will be disappointed. This is lovely small museum with limited funding, but it is run to a high standard with great care taken over its many rooms of exhibits by the curator and his team of volunteers.

From Easter, Tuesday - Sunday, 10.30am-1pm, 2-5pm; winter Tuesday - Saturday, 1.30-4.30pm.

Visited March 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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“Good way to learn about the area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

There’s lots to see. Good little museum with rooms about the area in pre-history, Roman habitation, copper mining on the Orme, Llandudno during the war years (both World Wars), a Welsh kitchen, how the resort was created, the natural history of the area (wildlife, geology, etc.), plus information about a local shipwreck, pictures of Old Llandudno and many objets d’art, paintings, artefacts and curios collected by Francis Chardon. Enjoyable way to learn more about this area. Certainly worth the small entrance fee.

Visited January 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“Great little museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

While a small museum, we spent at least an hour there. The exhibits are a mixture of collection material and the history of Llandudno and area, from bronze age to present, from holiday resort to industry.and the town's role in the two World Wars. The physical pieces are well complemented by the story boards, which are well designed. It's not free though - there's a £2 entry fee.

Visited November 2012
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Salford, United Kingdom
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“Going back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Having had my appetite whetted by the information gleaned from the Great Orme tour bus driver, I found the posters in the museum giving full details of the history of the copper mines and the way in which the resort had been purpose built and developed. it was interesting to learn how the town had originally been confined to the Orme occupied by farmers and fishermen with the address of the oldest hotel originally being St. George's Hotel near Llandudno.

Visited November 2012
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