Penmaenmawr Museum and its collection

Built in the 1840s these were amongst the first properties built in Penmaenmawr to house quarry workers. Recently restored, the ground floor of No. 4 houses a small museum on the quarrying industry and the growth of Penmaenmawr in the 19th Century. Using figurines, photographs, original objects and interactive displays, the museum gives a snapshot of life in a Welsh industrial community. Find out why the cottages were called New York, discover how Penmaenmawr became a major tourist resort, work out how 10 people lived in this small house, and try on typical period dress.

History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology

Penmaenmawr Museum
4, New York Cottages
LL34 6LE Penmaenmawr

Visitor information Penmaenmawr Museum

Opening hours

10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00




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Location & Map

4, New York Cottages, Penmaenmawr

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Penmaenmawr Museum Reviews

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    Sara • 20 Jul 2022

    A lovely, small but quaint village museum . Lots of info on the area's history and local population of by gone times. The museum is spread out as a time line from prehistoric to 1930s showcasing axes , pottery and artefacts found from archeological digs and also has interesting slides about various famous happenings and characters from the recent past. An interesting section on the never ending work women did and a lot on the history of the quarries that were opened here and the quarry families lives. I spent about an hour or so here but a lot of the time was spent speaking with a really friendly lady called Erin who works in the recently reopened coffee shop. She was a wealth of local info on the history, local walks and locals and even some interesting tourists who visit the village! Erin was so kind she helped my daughter who had sprained her back and is an absolute asset to the shop!

    Visited on 20 Jul 2022

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