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“Insight into the past”
Review of Plas Mawr

Plas Mawr
Ranked #1 of 42 things to do in Conwy
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Plas Mawr stands as a symbol of a prosperous, buoyant age. The Elizabethan era. A golden age? Think Renaissance and Shakespeare. Think Plas Mawr. An Elizabethan gem worth its weight in gold. The finest town house of its period in Britain. Its owner Robert Wynn, an influential merchant of great repute, was particularly fond of grandeur and colour. He also liked entertaining. Lavishly. Behold his finest hour, a grand house built between 1576 and 1585 in the heart of medieval Conwy’s narrow cobbled streets. A house which more than matched his grandiose ambitions. Particularly exquisite is the ornamental plasterwork in the hall, now repainted in vivid original colours. There’s not an inch that doesn’t impress, from plasterwork ceilings to friezes and skilful carpentry. Look out for the initials ‘RW’ on various crests and coats of arms, lest you forget the master of the mansion and payer of all bills.
Reviewed September 19, 2013

This is well worth a visit for the small fee. It gives you an insight into the past. You can have a free audio guide which is well worth having, as it gives you a great view into the past of a well to do family. It is a little gem waiting to be found and explored. The staff are very helpful and will fill in anything you don't understand about the house.

Thank ridgie99
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

We actually arrived too late to get in so didn't see the house but were treated to an excellent description and discussion with the woman manning the entrance desk, free of charge!
Will certainly return during opening hours!
Great customer service, thank you.

Thank Graham H
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

The translation is - welcome, no parking. For there is no parking. I found this magnificently authentic because there was no parking in the olden days either. Though if they were being consistent they should have made me take a leak in the garden, which they failed to do.
The museum is interactive, entertaining, interesting and has quite a humbleness I like about it. Very easy to recommend and I appreciate all the help the volunteers do at places like this. 3 cheers!

Thank Bwatsweeds
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

good information , helpful volunteers.you can get a free audio tour or have a leaflet and read, staff can always tell you nuch more. Kitchen, great parlour, bedroom...house is huge, with nice views, interesting history..

Thank ElenaE1054
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Conwy Castle gets all the glory, but imho this little gem quite outshines it. It is a wonderfully preserved example of the home of a well-to-do family from the late Tudor era, and you really get a 'feel' for how they would have lived.

I stopped short of giving Plas Mawr 5 stars because I would have liked more information in the individual rooms describing the furniture and its history. I know others enjoyed the audio guide but I found it a bit irritating and not particularly informative. However, these are minor quibbles and all in all, if you've got any interest in everyday life in the Tudor period, I highly recommend Plas Mawr.

Thank WanderingMinstrel10
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