National Slate Museum
From strikes and suffering to craftsmanship and community come and enjoy the story of slate at the National Slate Museum Llanberis! Located in the Victorian workshops that once maintained the enormous Dinorwig Slate quarry which closed in 1969, the museum lets you travel back in time into the past of an industry and a way of life that has chiselled itself into the very being of this country. Today, rather than making wagons, tools and rails, the workshops - which seem as though the quarrymen and engineers have just put down their tools and left for home - welcomes visitors throughout the year. Enjoy the array of talks and demonstrations including the fine art of slate-splitting or take a tour with the museum carpenter; marvel at the largest water-wheel on mainland Britain or visit the Quarrymen's Houses which have been refurnished to reflect significant periods in the history of the slate industry; see UNA the engine in steam or go behind the scenes with our curator or maybe decorate a slate in one of our seasonal workshops! Café and shop on site.