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This is a great little museum just off the High Street. Welcomed by two lovely volunteers... read more

Reviewed today
Bradford, United Kingdom
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Interesting to see

A lovely little museum. Staff very friendly. Gives you an overview of how the port developed and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vivienne W
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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The Harbour, Porthmadog LL49 9LU, Wales
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a great little museum just off the High Street. Welcomed by two lovely volunteers, recommend watching the little video before wandering round. Dog friendly too!!

Thank vickyc115
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely little museum. Staff very friendly. Gives you an overview of how the port developed and declined with the slate industry. Small entrance fee of £2.

Thank Vivienne W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to start your visit to the area and familiarise yourself with the history. Some really unusual exhibits (corrective magnetic bars for compasses you can experiment with, early scooters used by miners, etc). Probably an hour or so for a visit. Very cheap for...More

Thank rcbc2018
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We popped in here due to the rain on Saturday afternoon, we were right by the harbour hoping to do some crabbing! We were so glad we did. Very cheap entry at £2 entry for adults and £1 for children, The gentleman on the reception...More

Thank dipity407
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

An interesting and inexpensive museum explaining how boats were used to transport slate. Some lovely old photos and interesting shop building memorabilia. Really friendly staff.

Thank 676Sarah676
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I was up and about early so went for a walk. I have passed this place on dozens of morning walks and thought that one day it would be worth a look in. I am so glad I did this week. Well worth the two...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We popped in while in Porthmadog. It was a lovely little museum clearly run by people there for the love of the maritime heritage of the area. We received a warm and personal welcome and while there a second volunteer kindly told us more about...More

Thank Graham S
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The history and commercial successes of Porthmadog are set out in easily grasped detail within the walls of this former slate wharf shed. There's a surprising amount to see as regards slate handling, ship building and rope making that in former times provided much local...More

Thank alandawil
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Lovely interesting museum with personal stories, varied exibits including a little ship's galley. There's a children's corner and a number of hands on exhibits including a morse code museum. There's a very small ship, and it's inexpensive to get in - you could happily while...More

1  Thank Lizzie B
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent little museum staffed by enthusiastic local amateurs. If you go in knowing nothing about Porthmadog you will come out knowing all you need to know to enhance your visit to the town. Lots of naive paintings of local ships and photos...More

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6 December 2017|
Response from fussy65 | Property representative |
Open again from march 24 2018 hours 12-4 Sorry about the delay in replying!
21 October 2017|
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Response from fussy65 | Property representative |
So sorry just seen your question! Yes it was!! Website has opening hours. it is now closed for the winter and opening for the easter holidays.