Things to do at National Slate Museum review
The National Slate Museum is located near Llanberis in North Wales. The 19th-century workshops of the now disused Dinorwic Quarry are located within the Padarn Country Park. The museum is free to visit.
The museum is sited in the Victorian workshops built in the shadow of Elidir mountain. At the site, you can travel into the past of an industry and a way of life that has chiselled itself into the very being of this country. The workshops and buildings are designed as though quarrymen and engineers have just put down their tools. There are an array of talks and demonstrations including slate-splitting giving you a real insight into quarry life.
A day full of enjoyment and education awaits in a dramatically beautiful landscape on the shores of Llyn Padarn and at the terminus of the Llanberis Lake railway one of the Great little trains of Wales that runs along the shoreline of the great lake.
Outdoors there is a play area for younger children including a zip line.
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FAQ and Further Information National Slate Museum
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outdoors.
What are the main things to do?
Historic quarry set out as it would have looked when it was in use, daily talks and demonstrations plus a small play area. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *The museum has free entry. You may need to reserve a ticket to visit.
Is there parking?
There is parking nearby, charges apply.
When are they open?
They are open five days per week – every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Dogs are not allowed into the Historic Houses or the café. ( Assistance dogs are allowed)