Llangollen Museum

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Llangollen Museum
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vivEngland
Preston, UK731 contributions
A small museum on two levels but well worth a visit, but not open every day. You can read a lot of boards about the history of the area, and when we were there you could watch a 45 minute video about the history which was interesting. There are details about the Ladies of Llangollen and the interesting lives they led and you can visit their house Plas Newydd. There are also details about Valle Crucis Abbey, Dinas Bran Castle, Llangollen Bridge and others. There are various historical items to look at as well and sometimes they have an exhibition on.
Written July 15, 2022
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lizith
Mold, UK421 contributions
Couples
This museum is run by volunteers and is free entry. There was much interesting display material supported by two audio visual presentations, both of which were a little over long. Worth a visit!

there is an upstairs gallery - as far as I could see, only accessible by stairs - with work by local artists.
Written June 28, 2019
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Peter Y
Newton-in-Bowland, UK21 contributions
Friends
Cracking little free local history museum, good and old fashioned but well worth popping by to escape the tourist throng and taking a trip back in time. Well laid out and full of Llangollen town and wider community history, good to see period artefacts and also revolving contemporary art exhibitions in this compact and intriguing museum. Friendly and knowledgable staff, with good range of second hand local history/railway books for sale along with unusual gifts and other ephemera!
Written February 18, 2015
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chanEngland
england37 contributions
Couples
You could spend a lot of time in there as it is packed with information.The staff were very helpful when you asked about any information and very willing to give as much information as they can,
Written September 23, 2014
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Christopher B
Liverpool, UK46 contributions
Couples
We called in on our weekend away, the museum has a lot of information about the history of the town, largely war related. It's free to enter but worth making a donation to. The gift shop has a lot of merchandise on offer. Well worth a visit.
Written May 27, 2019
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chrisg1703
Wigan, UK28 contributions
Family
A nice little place, some nice things to look at, we didn’t get much time in as the little one was unsettled however next time I hope to see a little more. From what I saw and what we missed there is a nice bit of history in here, definitely worth checking out to pass a little time
Written July 26, 2018
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Amber1937
Nantwich, UK95 contributions
Couples
This small museum is modern and attractive inside. Well laid out displays and appeal to all ages.Helpful staff. Good experience.
Written June 4, 2018
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Ana D
Wrexham, UK264 contributions
Family
We came across this little tucked away museum whilst visiting Llangollen for the afternoon. It’s free entry and full of interesting facts, history and interactives. There’s also a small themed corner to entertain children (including themed dress up) which my daughter absolutely loved.

There was a very friendly lady who worked there who was just a delight. She was so helpful, enthusiastic and a pleasure to meet.

Finally, there was plenty of little trinkets, books and other interesting things to purchase at really low prices.

Overall, a fabulous place to stop by and most definitely worth a visit.
Written May 28, 2018
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PJandSJ
Matlock, UK1,256 contributions
Couples
This only a small building, but it has what a visitor needs. We quite liked the avatar of a monk quietly scribbling away with his quill – mostly because we couldn’t decide whether our two young grandchildren would be intrigued or perhaps a little frightened by it. There’s also an associated 3D animation film about the local abbey that we quite enjoyed; and the small exhibition on the upper floor was interesting too.
We were the only visitors who sat through a 45-minute film about the area, but – if you’d like to learn more about the area and its history – this provided a good introduction. If you watch the film in its entirety, then you’ll need to factor that into the duration of your visit, which would then take it to over an hour. But, if you just want a brief look around, a visit won’t take up much of your time.
Written September 3, 2017
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Christoan S
214 contributions
Couples
Rating a museum often depends on one's perspective - for example, an aircraft museum is of no interest to someone who hates flying and all manner of air transport.

Likewise, I did not find this museum particularly interesting. The coolest thing there was the robotic monk sitting at a desk, writing with a quill pen. I suppose if one is very deeply interested in the local history of the town, then it would be quite a treasure trove, but otherwise, not so much.

Put it this way: If I moved to Llangollen, you would probably find me there every day for a week, but as a passing visitor on my way to see five castles, this held my attention for about 15 minutes.
Written June 20, 2017
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I'm sorry you didn't find the Museum 'captivating' . As we are a charity and run by volunteer staff we can only focus on local history of Llangollen and the surrounding area . Our title is a Museum of Local History . Should you return all our volunteers have a great deal of knowledge and I'm sure we can help fire your interest in the are from the Neolithic to the present day ! Gill Smith, Manager
Written August 9, 2017
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