Ffestiniog Railway Museum
Porthmadog LL49 9NF
A bustling and busy narrow gauge slate-carrying railway between Portmadoc and Blaenau Ffestiniog that pioneered narrow gauge steam and passenger services in the 19th. century and demonstrated the utility of such railways to the world.
Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery
Bangor LL57 1DT
Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery boasts a collection formed since 1884 by Bangor University. Now run by Gwynedd Council, the museum and Gallery is located near the cathedral in a Grade II listed building that was the Old Canonry dating to the 1870s.
Lloyd George Museum & Highgate Cottage
Criccieth LL52 0SH
The Lloyd George Museum portrays the life and times of David Lloyd George, Britain's first modern Prime Minister, who led the country during the First World War. A visit to Highgate, the Victorian cottage where he spent his childhood, is included which features a Victorian garden and shoemaker's workshop.
Llyn Historical & Maritime Museum
Old St Mary's Church, Stryd Llan
Nefyn LL53 6LB
Learn about maritime history at the Llyn Historical and Maritime Museum. It is located at St Mary's Church, Nefyn, whose tower supports a sailing ship weathervane. Through painting, photographs and artefacts is shown the local maritime history including ship building, coasting vessels, herring industry and also everyday life at the turn of the 19th century.
Canolfan Iaith Genedlaethol, Nant Gwrtheyrn, Llithfaen
Pwllheli LL53 6PA
This museum is based at the heart of the community. It brings together a collection of maps, documents and artefacts from across the region and has placed them in such an order as to be able to concisely tell the story of the foundations of the community.
Narrow Gauge Railway Museum
Tywyn LL36 9EY
The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum was started in the 1950s and the first collections were displayed by 1956. A new building was opened as part of the Wharf Station of the Talyllyn Railway in 2006. Collections: Over seventy railways are represented from over 200 years of narrow gauge railway development in Britain and Ireland. Locomotives, wagons, signals and many items needed to operate railways are on show.
National Slate Museum
Welsh Slate Museum, Padarn Country Park
Llanberis LL55 4TY
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. Civilised close-up exploration of the largest working waterwheel in mainland Britain. Slate-splitting demonstrations by hand-craftsmen revealing the skills and artistry of generations of quarry workers. The perilous ups and downs of a 19th century incline plane, a unique restoration of the machinery which transported slate.
Porthmadog Maritime Museum
Oakley Wharf No.1, The Harbour
Porthmadog LL49 9LU
Discover the story of the world famous topsail schooners and other vessels, their builders, voyages and the men who sailed in them.
Quaker Heritage Centre
Ty Meirion, Sgwar Eldon Square
Dolgellau LL40 1PU
Discover the story of the Quaker community that once lived here and of the persecution which forced them to emigrate to Pennsylvania. Includes an audio visual presentation.
Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum
Caernarfon LL55 2AY
The museum, situated within two towers of Caernarfon Castle, tells the exciting story of over 300 years of our history using film, sound, models and exhibits. You can learn how the regiment won 14 Victoria Crosses and hear the words of famous writers who served with the Royal Welch during the First World War, such as Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, David Jones, Frank Richards and Hedd Wyn.
Segontium - National Trust
Caernarfon LL55 2LN
The Segontium Roman fort was an auxiliary fort built by the Romans when they spread their conquest of Britain into Wales, and dates back to 77 AD. Although it was a remote outpost, it is one of the most well known Roman sites in Britain and attracts thousands of visitors each year.