North Wales can brag about having been the home to lots of famous people over the years, but one of the most impressive is David Lloyd George and you can learn all about the former Prime Minister’s childhood at the Lloyd George Museum in Llanystumdwy, Cricieth.
Highgate is the name of Lloyd George’s boyhood home and is furnished just as it was between 1864 and 1880, when he lived there as a child. Here you’ll see an array of objects that tell the tale of his life and times between 1863 and 1945. These include caskets and scrolls, which were presented to Lloyd George as freedom honours, as well as paintings, pictures, medals, ‘Lloyd George’s crown’, famous documents including the Versailles Treaty, costumes and personal items.
You can even see the original desks of Lloyd George and his brother as well as a recreated shoemaker’s workshop and a Victorian cottage garden.
Children will love learning about one of Britain’s most famous figures and can try on Victorian clothes, sample a lesson in a Victorian classroom, learn more about shoemaking in Uncle Lloyd’s workshop, have a go at cooking food on an open fire and wash clothes using the dolly, tub and mangle.
There is also a museum shop on site.
The Lloyd George Museum is found in Criccieth, just off of the A497.
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