Museums & Exhibitions
North Wales is full of history with so much for you and the family to learn and explore. There are a number of museums in Caernarfon and Snowdonia, North Wales for you to visit. There are also a variety of exhibitions placed in these museums or in and around the local area by local artists, displaying their representations of North Wales’ history.
Caernarfon Airport is out next door neighbour, providing you with fantastic sights of planes and helicopters setting off ad landing. We are in the perfect location for all aviation enthusiasts, but everyone else too. They offer pleasure flights around North Wales, but also have their very own Airworld Museum complete with a Model & Gift Shop. You can explore open cockpit displays, a wide range of vintage aircraft, plus much more. Group & School visits are also welcome and you can enquire about volunteering too!
Llechwedd Slate Caverns
At the Slate Caverns you can travel far and deep into the mine and explore the past with their new underground tour. Guides will take you on a journey through the subterranean caverns where you will experience the life of a Victorian family at work. You will descend into the darkness of the Deep Mine before entering the final Chamber to complete the tour. You will witness demonstrations, an array of chambers and the ancient skill of slate splitting.
The Royal Welsh Fusiliers Regimental Museum
The museum is housed in two towers of Caernarfon Castle and displays a wealth of original exhibits, which are supported by film, sound and various models. A story is told throughout the museum, letting you explore over 300 years of service by Wales’ oldest infantry regiment all around the world. In addition to a fantastic museum, you can also explore the grand castle itself and the beautiful town of Caernarfon for a spot of lunch.
Segontium was built to defend the Roman Empire against rebellious tribes, before being plundered later on to provide stone for Edward I’s castle at Caernarfon. This is a fantastic and free attraction for all the family, with the option to pay to visit the onsite museum.
Trefriw Woollen Mills
Trefriw Woollen Mills is a fantastic place to visit for all craft enthusiasts. They manufacture Welsh tapestry bedspreads, tweeds and travelling rugs from the raw wool. You can see these products being woven on a power loom throughout the week from February to mid-December. Visit the shop and purchase beautiful soft furnishings, woollen knitwear and much more, plus visit the Mill Museum which is open from April through to October every year.