Photograph © Jim Woodward-Nutt


Waterwheel at the National Slate Museum, Llanberis

Grid reference: SH 586 603
OS sheet: 115
Postcode: LL55 4TY
Off A4086 at Llanberis. Follow signs to Llyn Padarn Country Park.

The 50-ft diameter suspension waterwheel, built in Caernarfon in 1870, provided power for the Dinorwic slate quarry workshops and ran until 1925. The wheel again turns, and the workshops and foundry are restored as one of the attractions at the National Slate Museum. One of the National Museums and Galleries of Wales. Café & gift shop. Slate splitting demonstrations, restored slate-carrying incline and quarrymens' houses.

Opening times 2017
Daily, Easter to October, 10.00-17.00; November to Easter 10.00-16.00. Closed 23rd-29th December & 1st January.

National Mills Weekend Opening Times 2017
Saturday and Sunday, 10.00 - 17.00.

Tel. 01286 870630.


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