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

Padarn Country Park, Llanberis, Gwynedd, LL55 4TY

02920 573700


Opening times

Easter – October Daily, 10am – 5pm November – Easter Sunday - Friday 10am – 4pm (Closed on Saturdays)

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