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Menai Heritage - Canolfan Thomas Telford Centre

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Address: Thomas Telford Centre Mona Road | Mona Road, Menai Bridge LL59 5EA, Wales
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+44 1248 715046
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Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

This community based museum tells the story of crossing the Menai Strait...

This community based museum tells the story of crossing the Menai Strait and celebrates the iconic, historic bridges and the famous engineers who built them. You can see artefacts from the original bridges, watch films of their reconstruction, try building a bridge or test your knowledge by doing the quiz, extend your visit with a walk over and under the Suspension Bridge or look for the lions on the Britannia Bridge and find out why the Menai Strait is so important for wildlife.

Open every Wednesday and Thursday, April-October from 10:00-17:00 hours.

Outside normal opening times, we are happy to welcome groups of 10 or more; please contact the office to discuss your visit.

The Telford Centre can be found across from Waitrose, near the Menai Suspension Bridge.

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A guided walk led by Heritage Centre expert volunteers

With a couple of friends I had attended the Centre's excellent series of Spring Lectures where we found out about the guided group walks. We booked a Sunday afternoon and phoned... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Llanberis, United Kingdom
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Llanberis, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With a couple of friends I had attended the Centre's excellent series of Spring Lectures where we found out about the guided group walks. We booked a Sunday afternoon and phoned round to recruit people we knew would be interested. Twelve of us turned up and, for a fiver each, we were treated to an introductory talk with tea and... More 

Thank llanberissue
Bangor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 26, 2016

I live on Anglesey and the choir I belong to use the Telford centre as a rehearsal room. The museum is quite small and dedicated to Thomas Telford and his work on the Menai suspension bridge. Some good photographs and lots of information. Mainly written details about the bridge with a few artefacts.

Thank deemills27
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 26, 2016

Great place for Family , real look into history from great Museum great info on about Menai bridge and area around it

Thank happyraytina
Fleet, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 25, 2016

Lots of information about the Menai bridges and Telford and Stephenson. Definitely recommended to industrial archaeology buffs.

Thank Brian A
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Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Fascinating. Bringing to life the Menai important historical structures in an accessible and interesting way

Thank jossy46
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Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I admit to being biased: Menai Bridge was my home town and the museum is housed in the building that housed my infant school/pre-school in the early 1950s. I was expecting a small display of old photographs and photographs of newspapers of the time of the bridges' construction, but it's far from that. It shows an extremely interesting account of... More 

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Albany, Australia
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Reviewed June 29, 2016

We found this excellent, informative heritage centre on the Internet. We emailed ahead as we were seeking family history information. We were thrilled with the fantastic support especially from Julie, volunteer at Menai Heritage. Very interesting information.Thank you Julie .

Thank Seekinglocalfood2014
Rugeley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 20, 2016

This museum will fascinate civil engineers, people interested in bridges and the history of transport. It also has a local history resource It contains a small collection of artefacts the majority of the displays contain printed material Entry is £3.00 per person

1 Thank peterh125
Ede, The Netherlands
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Reviewed May 19, 2016

This wonderful suspension bridge between Bangor and the small town Menat, changed the island Anglesey in a peninsula, after it was constructed in the 19th censury. Before it was only possible to reacht the island by ferry or fishing boat. The design of this bridge is very interesting to study.

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Reviewed April 6, 2016

We were very fortunate not only to visit the Menai Heritage where we learnt about this beautiful bridge but we also managed to go on a tour through the bridge as well. Amazing engineering and history

Thank Lynne S

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