National Slate Museum

A family at the National Slate Museum

A family at the National Slate Museum

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    • The Welsh Slate Museum at Llanberis has recently been relaunched following investment of a £1.6 million lottery grant, bringing back to life the inheritance of the North Wales slate industry which roofed the industrial revolution. The Museum building is sited in the Victorian workshops built in the shadow of Elidir mountain, site of the vast Dinorwig quarry. Not so much a museum as a pocket of history, it is as though the quarrymen and engineers put down their tools and left the courtyard for home, just hours before. Now, with imaginative interpretation, the remarkable relics of the slate industry can be understood and enjoyed by the many thousands of visitors to this stunning countryside on the flanks of Snowdon.
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