Museums in Anglesey & Snowdonia
A guide to Snowdonia and Anglesey in North Wales, highlighting attractions, history, and visitor information.
Museums in Gwynedd
This page Barmouth RNLI Lifeboat Museum - Teapot World (Teapot 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.
In 1927 Francis Chardon gave his collection of paintings and art objects to the town of Llandudno. This delightful small museum was founded to showcase Chardon's collection plus archaeological finds and historical artefacts telling the story of Llandudno's early history.
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 1940’s to the present day, and visit a "homefront exhibition" depicting life during the War.
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.
This fascinating museum is housed in Victorian workshops near the huge Dinorwic quarry. There are slate-splitting demonstrations, multi-media presentations, and tours of the historic workshops and foundries used during the heyday of slate quarrying in the 19th century.
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.
This historic narrow gauge railway was built to carry slate from Abergynolwyn, now it carries tourists on a 7 mile winding journey through lovely countryside. The railway station at Tywyn houses a museum, full of engines and displays from the days when steam was king.
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.
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