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Plenty to do at National Slate Museum this autumn

Plenty to do at National Slate Museum this autumn

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Summer may have gone but there’s plenty to do at the National Slate Museum this autumn.


On 15 Sep there's a guided walk to Dolbadarn Castle with Rhys Mwyn. An opportunity to learn more about the castle’s history and to enjoy spectacular views of the quarries. FREE but booking essential via museum shop 02920 573700


13-15 Sep and 20- 22 Sep: Two Llanberis artists, Vivienne Rickman Poole and Alison Mercer, will be ‘moving into the museum’ as they demonstrate their work for the HELFA GELF or NORTH WALES ART TRAIL. Photographer Vivenne Rickman- Poole will be in the painter’s hut on 13 -15 September only and textile artist Alison Mercer will be in the back of the education house of the Quarrymen’s Houses on 13 – 15 Sep and 20 – 22 September.


To coincide with the ART TRAIL why not come and have a go at creating your own photographic masterpiece in a ‘pin-hole’ photography workshop on 21 September @ 11am. A pinhole camera is effectively a light-proof box with a small hole in one side. Light passes through this point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box onto special paper and creates an image. The event is FREE but booking is essential via the museum shop 02920 573700


21 Sep: The Llŷn Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers will be at the museum as part of ‘National Spin Day’ demonstrating the preparation and spinning of fleeces and some of the finished yarns. They will be located around the quarrymen’s houses.

The National Slate Museum is open daily until the end of October, and then Sunday – Friday 10am – 4pm between November and March.


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