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National Slate Museum, Llanberis: 12 reviews and 35 photos

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  • Fron Haul 1901 - Llanberis
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In the grounds of the National Slate Museum are 'Numbers 1 to 4 Fron Haul', 4 homes that were transported stone by stone from near Bleannau Ffestiniog, a town further south. The buildings were taken down in 1998, the stones numbers and moved piece by piece to their new site in Llanberis.

One of the buildings is used as an education room for school groups and has a video playing giving an outline of the project. The other three tiny houses are each done up in a particular era of workers cottage. So No. 2 is in the style of 1861, No.3 has furniture and layout typical of a home in Bethesda during the strike of 1901, and No. 4 is closer to the present, a home in Llanberis in 1969.

You can go right inside the houses and investigate the various rooms and get a good feel of the layout. Interestingly, each house actually seems to smell different too, perhaps part of the attention to detail contained in this ambitious exhibit. Outside you'll notice how the front and back gardens change from the more utilitarian uses of vegetables to more ornamental patches of flower and grass and how the external decorations progressed over the years.

Address: National Slate Museum, Llanberis, Gwynedd, LL55 4T
Phone: 01286 870 630
Website: http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/422/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 29, 2007
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