National Slate Museum Llanberis North Wales
National Slate Museum, Llanberis, Gwynedd, North Wales, LL55 4TY
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What we offer on a school trip
Slate has shaped the landscape and history of Wales for centuries. Housed in the original 19th century quarry workshops, this museum brings the story of slate and those who quarried it to life.
Workshops, demonstrations and tours to support the National Curriculum and develop key skills are available for all key stages. These include: slate-splitting and blacksmith demonstrations; quarry guided tour; Fron Haul quarrymen’s houses – travel through time from the early Victorian era to the revolutionary sixties; water power – explore how the largest water wheel in Britain powered the industry; science workshops – problem-solving and team-building activities focused on sustainable energy.