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Menai Heritage - Canolfan Thomas Telford Centre

Thomas Telford Centre Mona Road | Mona Road, Menai Bridge LL59 5EA, Wales
+44 1248 715046
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Worth a drive along the Menai Straight the bridge was pretty too. Drive 15-20 minutes to get the... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
awayfromhome1970
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London, United Kingdom
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Menai Suspension Bridge = FREE to cross

The actual Museum was closed when Hubby and I were in the area on a recent Monday. Instead, we... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Jilly2903
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Llan Ffestiniog, United Kingdom
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This community based museum tells the story of crossing the Menai Strait and celebrates the iconic, historic bridges and the famous engineers who built them. You can see artefacts from the original bridges, watch films of their reconstruction, try building a bridge or test your knowledge by doing the quiz, extend your visit with a walk over and under the Suspension Bridge or look for the lions on the Britannia Bridge and find out why the Menai Strait is so important for wildlife. Open every Wednesday and Thursday, April-October from 10:00-17:00 hours. Outside normal opening times, we are happy to welcome groups of 10 or more; please contact the office to discuss your visit. The Telford Centre can be found across from Waitrose, near the Menai Suspension Bridge.
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Thomas Telford Centre Mona Road | Mona Road, Menai Bridge LL59 5EA, Wales
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Worth a drive along the Menai Straight the bridge was pretty too. Drive 15-20 minutes to get the the lighthouse and there’s a McyDs too to fill up on.

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

The actual Museum was closed when Hubby and I were in the area on a recent Monday. Instead, we drove over the wrought iron suspension bridge from Bangor to Porthaethwy. We then walked across it, and back again, and then walked underneath it. This Grade...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We drove over the bridge to admire the work of Thomas Telford. The bridge is amazing. The view from both sides is very picturesque and well worth doing. The only thing is there are two sets of arches which are quite narrow, check your wing...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

A really enjoyable experience and a brilliant insight into the great minds of both Thomas Telford and Robert Stephenson. The staff were also very informatove and had a sense of real pride at the wonder of both bridges. Highly reccomended.

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

As a Menai Bridge boy, I am particularly interested in its history - and this museum does not disappoint! Friendly, very knowledgeable staff, great exhibits in the former National School.

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Reviewed 9 June 2017

DVD explaining the story behind Thomas Telford helped everything slot into place - a lot of information and really interesting exhibits - well worth a visit - only open on Wed & Thur each work though!

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

With a couple of friends I had attended the Centre's excellent series of Spring Lectures where we found out about the guided group walks. We booked a Sunday afternoon and phoned round to recruit people we knew would be interested. Twelve of us turned up...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

I live on Anglesey and the choir I belong to use the Telford centre as a rehearsal room. The museum is quite small and dedicated to Thomas Telford and his work on the Menai suspension bridge. Some good photographs and lots of information. Mainly written...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Great place for Family , real look into history from great Museum great info on about Menai bridge and area around it

Thank happyraytina
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Lots of information about the Menai bridges and Telford and Stephenson. Definitely recommended to industrial archaeology buffs.

Thank Brian A
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Carole E
16 October 2016|
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Response from Joop V | Reviewed this property |
Hi Carole, It is no problem to pass the bridge with a 13 mtr. coach, I don't know the exact width of the bridge, but I have seen big trucks crossing the bridge. I have submitted some extra pictures of the bridge today, to... More
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