Waterwheel at the National Slate Museum

Waterwheel at the National Slate Museum


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-...


Grid reference:

SH 586 603

Town/city: Llanberis
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Postcode: LL55 4TY
Geocode: @53.1205873, -4.1152603 Open in Map

Off A4086 at Llanberis. Follow signs to Llyn Padarn Country Park.


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Opening Times:

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:

Saturday and Sunday, 10.00-17.00

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