Quarry Hospital Museum

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Simon H
Horsham, UK198 contributions
We visited as a group mainly because one of our sons is training to be a doctor; we are glad we did. Yes, it is a bit of a climb up the steps but not too bad! The hospital itself (or at least the open parts) is quite small but packed with interesting artifacts and information regarding the development the service this hospital provided. Yes it does highlight the tough life the slate miners endured but, interestingly, showed how the mine owners were responsible for setting up an occupational health service way before the NHS (or OHSs) were generally thought of; quite a different view of "those rich owners who exploited the workers" that we usually hear.
Written September 17, 2019
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676Sarah676
Chelmsford, UK143 contributions
Family
Having visited the mine and its museum, it was interesting to see how the miners worked together to help each other when one got injured. Some of the splints and medical instruments looked pretty scary but they were actually pretty up to date for the times. We really enjoyed looking round and the view was incredible too.
Written August 14, 2018
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Paul H
Bangor, UK36 contributions
This is a fascinating insight into the life of a quarry worker over the past century or so. You will find that the hospital was "cutting edge" and be able to see part of a very early x-ray machine - used within 12 months of x-rays being discovered! There are also reminders of how hard and dangerous life was for the quarry men. There is a notice board at the slate museum confirming opening times, so do remember to check that the hospital is open before either making your way up the steps or taking the road up to the hospital.
Written June 29, 2018
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Jilly2903
Llan Ffestiniog, UK1,887 contributions
Couples
On a recent Wednesday afternoon, we visited Padarn Country Park which still costs £4 to park all day (no short stay option). We wanted to re-visit the former Dinorwig Quarry Hospital (the last time we visited here was years ago when we had teenage children). This Victorian building is nothing to do with the National Slate Museum - it is managed by Gwynedd Council which probably explains why it was closed! In all fairness, there was a notice on the car park information board saying that it was only open 12.30 - 4.00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. However, we will still chose to walk the red coloured way-marked trail to the hospital. We walked up several steps to a mortuary (1906) with a red door. The viewpoint from here was truly medicinal. I believe the hospital only opens 7 days a week during the school hols.
Written May 3, 2018
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nottsjules
13 contributions
Solo
Its ok to pop into whilst in the area. Don't make a special journey to see it. A bit lacking and basic inside in my opinion but you get a general gist of the place. It was free tho!
Written July 17, 2017
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Mikey
England, UK184 contributions
Friends
Went to the museum whilst walking Lake Padarn. It was initially closed but the curator happened to be outside doing a job and he kindly opened it up for us to have wander around. It was very interesting and beautifully maintained. We thoroughly enjoyed the short visit and recommend it highly! Thanks.
Written April 11, 2017
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David E
Conwy, UK202 contributions
Couples
The quarry hospital museum is well worth the climb up several flights of stairs to access the building. It contains many original artefacts dating from when the building was operational and gives a fascinating and informative insight into the dangerous lives of the quarrymen and the medical pioneers who treated them after the many and varied types of industrial accidents and diseases they suffered due to the hazardous nature of the work.
Written March 16, 2017
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eifioncymru
Caernarfon, United Kingdom316 contributions
Couples
This is part of the slate museum and probably the best part. well worth a visit and no entrance fee. within easy walking distance of the town
Written March 14, 2017
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puss123
Caernarfon, UK103 contributions
Couples
Been there a few times with different members of famelie and its a nice lil thing to do
Its overlooking the slatemuseum and its free to go in u can c how hospitals where run here back in the days and there is a short film available which is interesting
All in all its a bit of a walk to get to but nice to have a look around
Written September 14, 2015
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FHMumof2
Bristol, UK58 contributions
Couples
An interesting look back at medical treatments and how mining injuries were dealt with. A strange place to have had one of the worlds first ever xray machines!
Written April 26, 2015
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