Situated in the Victorian workshops of the Dinorwig quarry, the museum tells the story of life in Wales' slate communities.

The workshops are designed to look as though quarrymen and engineers have just put down their tools and left the courtyard for home.

Live demonstrations show how slate is split and dressed, while accompanying displays provide a revealing insight into the lives of the slate workers, from craftsmanship and community to strikes and industrial unrest.

National Slate Museum

Llanberis, Caernafron, Gwynedd, LL55 4TY

029 2057 3700


Opening times

Easter – October
Daily, 10am – 5pm

November – Easter
Mon – Fri, Sun, 10am – 4pm

Exhibitions nearby

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