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Rainy Day Activities Conwy Valley Railway Museum, Conwy
Opening times: Daily 10:00-17:00 (currently closed due to flooding check website)
Price: Adult £1.50, Child £1 (additional £2 to ride the train)

A must for all train enthusiasts, Conwy Valley Railway station is located in the pretty village of Betws-y-Coed and features a museum, miniature railway and landscaped grounds. During the high season and at weekends there will be a steam engine pulling the car, whilst at other times a diesel engine will be in service. For an alternative view you can also ride in the fifteen inch gauge electric tramcar – it’s the only one of its kind in Wales!

There’s plenty on offer for the kids too including dodgem cars and other rides, a 39 scenic model railway and even a Tomy tram that they can drive along its own track.

Inside the museum you’ll get the chance to operate several model railways as well as peruse a variety of train artefacts and miniature railway engines. The star of the show has to be the grand quarter scale Britannia however. After you’ve browsed the museum, enjoy refreshments in the café which is situated inside a real buffet coach.

You can even pick up your own models to take home, with Hornby sets, die cast cars and planes, Airfix model kits, accessories and railway books from the well-stocked model shop.

 

Banner Image Source: CC-by-SA 2.0 by Ian Russell.

Image Source: CC-by-SA 2.0 by Tudor Williams.

Location

Conwy Valley Railway Museum is found in Betws-y-Coed, just off of Old Church Road.

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