Menai Heritage is an exhibition based around the history of the two famous bridges over the Menai Strait - Thomas Telford's Menai Suspension Bridge and Robert Stephenson's Britannia Bridge. We have artefacts dating from the construction of Telford's bridge (1819-1826) and its later alterations, and also from Britannia Bridge (1846 -1850) and its reconstruction after the 1970 fire. The history of the area is closely linked to the bridges and is included in the displays together with the Liverpool and north Wales pleasure steamers and HMS Conway. The geological and ecological significance of the Menai Strait is also covered.Visitors can watch DVDs about the bridges and take a guided walk along thewaterfront.The children's corner (admitted free) will interest a range of ages.Open Sunday to Thursday at Easter, spring bank holiday and through summer, or arrange a group visit orworkshop.
The Thomas Telford Centre is one of those attractions that are very different to many of the attractions we have in this book. This attraction has many themes, but is all based around both the Menai the Britannia Bridges, which are two of the most iconic bridges in Wales, let alone the UK. These two bridges will of course take you over to the idyllic island of Anglesey, where you can find a whole host of attractions and things to do. One of those things however that most certainly should be on your list is a visit to not only the bridges, but the Heritage Centre that houses all of the history and facts that tell the story about these amazing structures. Then once armed with the knowledge of Thomas Telford, Robert Stephenson and their bridges, I recommend taking one of the guided tours that can be arranged by the Heritage Centre.