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Explore Museums in North Wales

There are many things you won’t be short of when visiting North Wales, these include pretty beaches, picturesque towns and, of course, fascinating museums! The region boasts an extensive societal and geological history, and all of it can be uncovered during a tour of North Wales museums.

If you want to spend the day at a speciality museum, be sure to make your way to Llangollen Motor Museum or the Conwy Valley Railway Museum. Alternatively, get lost in the scientific wonders of the Xplore! Science Discovery Centre in Wrexham.

Interested in naval history? Head to Holyhead Maritime Museum or Porthmadog Maritime Museum. For more military exhibits, a day out at Conwy’s Home Front Museum is a must.

When it comes to getting to know North Wales’ culture and its towns’ history, the National Slate Museum, Llangollen Museum and Ruthin Gaol should be at the top of your list of must-see North Wales museums.

Find more North Wales museums below…

  • Amgueddfa Llandudno Museum

    Chardon House
    17 to 19 Gloddaeth St
    LL30 2DD

    01492 701490

    Learn the story of Llandudno at Llandudno Museum and Art Gallery. Here you’ll find over 9000 artefacts, covering natural history, geology, decorative and fine art, social history, and military history. From roman artefacts to prehistoric pottery, there are plenty of fascinating gems to be seen here.

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    Amgueddfa Syr Henry Jones Museum

    Y Cwm
    LL22 8PR

    01745 860630

    This fascinating museum commemorates the life and achievements of Sir Henry Jones, an eminent professor of moral philosophy who came from humble beginnings in Wales. The building was his childhood home and gives an insight into Victorian life in a typical Welsh community.

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  • Steam engine in countryside

    Corris Steam Railway & Museum

    SY20 9SH


    Experience a bygone time with a ride on an old-fashioned steam railway. Corris Steam Railway carries passengers down the beautiful Dulas Valley, past grazing sheep and riverside slopes. Spot buzzards as you go and learn all about the railway’s fascinating history at the onsite museum.

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    Home Front Museum

    New St
    LL30 2YF

    01492 871032

    Take a trip into 1940s Britain. This unique living history museum allows you to take a self-guided tour and explore six years of war on the home front captured in shops, room displays and tableaux.

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  • Llandudno Chocolate Experience

    John Street Cocoa Works
    LL30 2AB

    01492 339507

    Take a sweet journey through 5000 years of chocolate making at Llandudno Chocolate Experience. Start in a Mayan hut and weave through nine different eras to discover how chocolate has become a huge part of society today.

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    Lloyd George Museum

    LL52 0SH

    017665 22071

    Learn more about the politician who led Britain during World War One and helped to establish the welfare estate. Lloyd George Museum is based at his childhood home on the stunning Llyn Peninsula and is furnished just as it was when he lived there between 1864 and 1880.

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    Minera Country Park & Iron Works

    Minera Country Park & Iron Works
    New Brighton
    LL11 3DU

    This historic and beautiful country park rests moments away from Wrexham and hosts so many intriguing sights to see. Come and explore this lovely mixture of industrial remains and nature.

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  • Mostyn Gallery
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    Mostyn Gallery

    12 Vaughan St
    LL30 1AB


    Explore international contemporary art exhibitions, in the heart of Wales. There’s always something new to see and do at Mostyn Gallery, thanks to its seasonal exhibition programme and range of creative activities.

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  • Nantclwyd y Dre Historic House and Gardens
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    Nantclwyd y Dre Historic House and Gardens

    Castle St
    LL15 1DP


    Step back in time at of Nantclwyd y Dre Historic House & Gardens, a house dating back to the 13th century in the market town of Ruthin, formerly a thriving centre for weaving. Here you can discover the lives of its previous inhabitants and explore the gardens that once supplied Ruthin Castle.

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    National Slate Museum

    National Slate Museum
    LL55 4TY

    029 2057 3700

    For things to do in Snowdonia, be sure to add the National Slate Museum to your itinerary! Uncover the history of slate in the 19th-century workshops of the now disused Dinorwic Quarry.  

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