Penmaenmawr Museum


Unit 4 New York Cottages,
Bangor Road
Penmaenmawr
LL34 6NP

Staff Entrance

Welcome to Penmaenmawr Museum

"Penmaenmawr Museum exists to promote, preserve, and celebrate the heritage of Penmaenmawr and its surrounding areas. We will conserve and interpret evidence of Penmaenmawr’s past for the educational, social and economic benefit of our wider communities. We will work in partnership with organisations to foster a dynamic and innovative approach to the conservation, education and enjoyment of Penmaenmawr’s past."

Visit our charming museum housed in one of four cottages built to accommodate quarrymen and their families in the late 1840's.

Our unusual original name is a reference to the migration to America that took place at the time when the cottages were built.

Come and explore!

  • Read about the 6,000 year history of stone-quarrying in Penmaenmawr. See objects from Graiglwyd Quarry dating from the Neolithic (New Stone Age) to the present day

  • Discover the connections between four-times Prime Minister William .E. Gladstone and the town of Penmaenmawr

  • Enjoy our seasonal exhibitions exploring social life in Penmaenmawr since the birth of our town 190 years ago.

  •  Browse our archival collection of documents and photographs illustrating quarrying, tourism, education, religion and social life.

Booklets, guides and books are available for sale, published by Penmaenmawr Historical Society & Stori Pen (Cyf). Why not take a little piece of Pen away with you?

Meetings & Membership Events 2016/17

All our meetings are held in Maen Alaw, Bangor Road. 

Talks start at 7.30pm. 

Annual Membership Subscription £10.  Visitors welcome - £2 fee.