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Museums in Gwynedd

This page Betws-Y-Coed Motor Museum - Welsh Slate Museum


Betws-y-Coed 

Betws-Y-Coed Motor Museum

An attractive automotive museum featuring exotic cars like Bugatti, Aston Martin, and Bentleys, to the more common Morris, Austin Seven, Ford T and Y, and Morgans. Motorcycles, children's racing cars, and jet engines.
Station Road, Betws-y-Coed, Gwynedd, Wales, LL24 0AH

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Barmouth 

Lifeboat Museum

Administered by the Royal National Lifeboat Institute, the museum traces the history of this most essential and heroic occupation through models, photographs, and historical memorabilia.
Barmouth, Gwynedd, Wales, LL42 1HB

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Llandudno 

Llandudno Museum and Art Gallery

The museum is based on a collection of fine art donated by founder Francis Chardon. Today it houses displays detailing the natural history and archaeology of the Llandudno area.
Chardon House, 17-19 Gloddaeth Street Llandudno, Gwynedd, Wales, LL30 2DD

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Porthmadog 

Madog Motor Museum

Collection of vintage British cars and motorcycles from the 1930s-1950s, plus automotiver memorabilia and toys.
Madog Street, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, Wales, LL49 9EP

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Llanbedr 

Maes Artro Village Museum of Bygone Days

A former RAF Fighter base during the Battle of Britain houses this collection of planes and memorabilia. Trace the history of RAF Llanbedr from the 1940ís to the present day, and visit a "homefront exhibition" depicting life during the War.
Llanbedr, Barmouth, Gwynedd, Wales, LL45 2PZ

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Beaumaris 
Museum of Childhood Memories

Museum of Childhood Memories

Fascinating museum illustrating with poignant nostalgia the pleasures over growing up over the past 150 years. Displays showcase the toys that children have used over the years and how our concept of childhood has changed. Voted Best Museum of the Year (1990) by the Sunday Express newspaper.
Beaumaris, Anglesey, Gwynedd, Wales, LL58 8AP

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Caernarfon 
Segontium Roman Fort

Segontium Roman Fort

Museum: The Roman auxillary fort of Segontium, near present day Caernarfon, has provided some of Britain's finest archaeological finds from the Roman period. The best artefacts from the fort are displayed in the museum, which tells the story of the Roman invasion and occupation of Wales.
Beddgelert Road, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales

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Tywyn 

Talyllyn Railway and Narrow Gauge Railway Museum

This narrow gauge railway has been in operation since 1865. The line used to carry slate from Abergynolwyn, now it carries tourists on a 7 mile winding journey through lovely countryside to a walking area. The railway station house houses the museum, full of engines and displays from the days when steam was king.
Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd, Wales, LL36 9EY

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Conwy 

Teapot Museum

Without a doubt one of the world's most beloved and treasured museums. Well, OK, I exaggerate a teeny bit, but if you want to trace the history of that most British of pastimes, tea drinking, this is the place to come. Hundreds of teapots are on display, dating all the way back to 1740.
25 Castle Street, Conwy, Gwynedd, Wales, LL32 8AY

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Llanberis 
Welsh Slate Museum

Welsh Slate Museum

Museum housed in Victorian workshops near the huge Dinorwig quarry. There are slate-splitting demonstrations, multi-media presentations, and tours of the workshops and foundries used during the heyday of slate quarrying in the 19th century. The site also maintains the largest working watermill in Britain and four restored quarrymen's cottages
Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales, LL55 4TY

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