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Not what I expected

Visited here under duress from my wife and really wasn’t my thing. Had to pay to visit and again... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Walton-on-the-Naze, United Kingdom
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Small but very good

Manned by senior volunteers who were very knowledgable about the history of seafaring. The museum... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
June W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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The Harbour, Porthmadog LL49 9LU, Wales
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 November 2014

This museum is located directly adjacent to the harbour at Porthmadog and just steps from the tourist centre. The place is small as museums go and we expected to spend just a few minutes scanning the exhibits but the admission charge was modest and we...More

2  Thank Tom N
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 5 April 2015

This looked an interesting little museum but the limited opening hours (12-4 I think) prevented us from visiting. It was shut when we started our train journey and then had shut by the time we returned. Maybe next time.

1  Thank scissorsister
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here under duress from my wife and really wasn’t my thing. Had to pay to visit and again was less impressed but the volunteering team that run the museum had me and my “I don’t want to do anything” teenagers engaged and enjoying the...More

1  Thank DigbeLegend
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Manned by senior volunteers who were very knowledgable about the history of seafaring. The museum is small but very informative & interesting. With the added bonus of being able to take our dog in as well

Thank June W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited because of bad weather but so glad we did! Very interesting and informative. Well done to the volunteers who give their time to staff it.

Thank alisondonnelly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little museum - and wonderfully knowledgable volunteers. There was far more here than we thought. Really worth a visit.

Thank sheffieldgirl
Reviewed 25 September 2018 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 14 September 2018 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 5 September 2018

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
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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.