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Posted on 18/10/2016 by David

There is no greater place to spend time outdoors than North Wales, but there’s so much to do if the weather a little grey – or if you want to learn more about North Wales’ history! North Wales is home to several great museums, but here are our top 5 ‘must visit’ museums: 

National Slate Museum, Llanberis Slate Museum

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Welsh slate is at the heart of Welsh industries and North Wales has been quarrying slate for over 1,800 years – even using it to build parts of Edwards I’s castle at Conwy!

The National Slate Museum in Llanberis is full of interesting blasts from the past, including a display of the home life of a quarryman, where you can have a go at making bread and doing laundry, the old fashioned way. It’s an exciting day for the whole family – head back to the 19th century for free!

Airworld Aviation Museum, Caernarfon 

Located in Caernarfon, the Aviation Museum is home to an impressive collection of aircrafts. Get up close and personal – sit in the pilot’s seat or head to the mini cinema, where you can learn more about the planes at the museum, through a series of short films.

Have a spot of lunch at the café before exploring the Hawker Sea Hawk and the Westland Whirlwind helicopter, courtesy of the RAF Mountain Rescue.

Admission Price: £6.50 for adults and £5.00 for children. £17.50 for a family ticket (2 Ad + 2 Ch) 

Sygun Copper Mine, BeddgelertSygun Copper Mine

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Sygun Copper Mine is not only one of the best museums in North Wales – but one of the wonders of Wales.

Take a self-guided audio-visual tour of the mine, abandoned in 1903, to explore what lies beneath including impressive colourful chambers and stalagmite formations, containing traces of gold and silver! You’ll be overwhelmed at what is waiting for you down there; it’s truly a must-see museum!

Admission Price: £8.95 for children and £6.95 for children (under 3s go free!)

Techniquest Glyndwr, Wrexham

This is not like a science lesson at school. Techniquest Glyndwr, located in Wrexham, allows you to explore science in a fun and interesting way including events such as ‘Spooky Science’ (22nd-30th October) and ‘All Fired Up’, an explosive live science show (every weekend in November).

From an exciting corridor of mirrors, to ‘Destination Space’ – visit for yourself to see all there is to explore and let science come alive before your eyes!  

Admission Price: £6.35 for Adults & £5.45 for Children.

Llandudno Museum, Llandudno

Explore the extensive history of this seaside town with a great day out at the Llandudno Museum. From the ‘Roman Room’ to the ‘War Room’, with medals and stories galore – there’s so many exciting things to see here!

Plus, with a range of events and exhibitions being changed throughout the year, there’s something new to explore in Llandudno each time you visit.

Admission Price: £2.50 for adults & £1.00 for children.

There are just a few of the interesting museums within North Wales. If you or the kids love learning about the history of times past, why not hire a cottage for a week and spend time visiting all the local museums.

Which museum is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!