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National Slate Museum What’s On Autumn and Winter Guide

Family Fun Walks and Talks (029) 2057 3700

Regular Events Walks and Talks

Family Events

Various dates and times, please call the Museum or visit the website

Christmas Fair

Make the most of your visit by enjoying one of our walks, talks and demonstrations. See a slate being split, find out what wood had to do with the story of slate, get up close and personal with UNA – our Quarry engine and find out just what makes a perfect pattern in our behind the scenes talk with the curator

Exhibitions FAB 40

Sun 25 November, 11am-4pm See Santa arrive by train and then visit him in his grotto. Enjoy making a seasonal craft to take home, visit our Quarrymen's Houses decorated for Christmas and enjoy family activities including puppet shows and storytelling. Free mince pie with every tea or coffee purchased in the museum café: valid until 31.12.2012. For Christmas and New Year opening times, please call (029) 2057 3700 or visit the website.

1972 - 2012

Love Slate

2012 is the National Slate Museum’s 40th birthday and since 1972 we’ve welcomed nearly three million visitors though our doors. Find out what’s happened here over the past 40 years in this brand new exhibition which also highlights the variety and relevance of our industrial museums in Wales.

John Neville Foulkes (1937-1997) Thu 28 February-Fri 26 April A selection of work by the late artist and sculptor who spent many years working at the Dinorwig Slate Quarry, which had a profound effect on his thoughts and ideas and which are illustrated in this exhibition.

Sun 20 January, 1pm-3pm Decorate a slate heart for the one you love.

Model Railway Show Thu 14-Sun 17 February, 10am-4pm Daily demonstrations, talks, and various engines and layouts of all shapes and sizes on display. Don’t forget to bring your own 00 gauge trains and have a go on the children's test track layout!

St David’s Day Fri 1 March, 11am-3pm Enjoy a free welshcake in the museum cafe!

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Until Mon 31 December

National Slate Museum - What's On Autumn Winter 2012-13  

Nov 2012 - Feb 2013: Events / Exhibition

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