National Slate Museum

In a nutshell

The story of the Welsh slate industry is brought to life by displays and demonstrations at this free, family-friendly museum in Gwynedd, North Wales.


Padarn Country Park, Gilfach Ddu, Llanberis, Gwynedd, LL55 4TY

Contact details

Tel: 0300 111 2333

Activity type

Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres, Outdoor Activities

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(based on family of 4)

National Slate Museum details...

Discover the story of the Welsh slate industry at this fascinating free museum in Llanberis. The industrial past will come to life as you visit workshops, the Chief Engineer’s House and quarrymen’s houses. Watch demonstrations such as slate-splitting, learn about UNA the quarry engine and see the water-powered machinery in motion.

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