Heritage Lottery Funding

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2017 has been a year of exciting change at Penmaenmawr Museum, and we not only moved to the former post-office in the centre of town, but we also secured a small amount of stage-one Heritage Lottery funding to develop our plans for the Museum’s future. We’ve been very busy putting together the information for our stage two Lottery bid. If we’re successful, it will mean we can:

• Refurbish the museum with professional displays to showcase our collection about the history of Penmaenmawr
• Open more often and for longer hours
• Offer visitors to Penmaenmawr Welsh language taster sessions and information about places to go and things to see around Penmaenmawr
• Publish a programme of history lectures and book launch events
• Extend our successful history walks programme for residents and visitors

Thank you to all those who have supported us through volunteering, completing questionnaires and being involved in the consultations, sharing your stories, and visiting us at the Museum.

Fingers crossed for our Heritage Lottery bid in 2018 and we’ll keep you posted about the outcome.


Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a successful 2018 from all at Penmaenmawr Museum

Poppies on Doors 2017

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Look for poppies on doors (or on street signs or gates or windows) in Penmaenmawr and Dwygyfylchi to discover the homes of servicemen who died in the First World War. The poppies are on show from November 5th. Beneath each poppy is a card with brief details of the person who died.

Thanks to the volunteers of Penmaenmawr Historical Society for arranging and co-ordinating the 'Poppies on Doors' tribute.

Penmaenmawr Promenade History Walk

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Thanks very much to Dennis Roberts for leading our guided Penmaenmawr Promenade History Walk. The walk & talk included an ancient trackway, Bryn Hyfryd - site of the oldest shop in Pant yr Afon, the origins of The Dingle, the impact of the new A55 on the beach, traces of the 1901 promenade, the remains of the 1888 Graiglwyd jetty and much more.

Thanks also to our volunteers on marshalling and tea/coffee duty and to everyone who came on the walk.

Our next walk will centre on Pant yr Afon and will be on Saturday, September 9th. Full details will be posted up on the museum Facebook page soon.

Violet's Leap Walk

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We had a terrific, fun, informative and dramatic day on our walk to Violet's Leap. Many thanks to Dave Bathers for organising and leading the walk, to Ron Watson Jones for filming the day and to our volunteers for marshalling.

If you missed the walk or don't know the extraordinary tale of Violet Charlesworth then you can buy a booklet about her written by Dave for just £2.50 from the museum.

Our next walk is on Saturday, August 26th and full details will be up on the museum facebook page soon.