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National Slate Museum What’s On Spring Guide March-June 2013

Family Fun Walks and Talks Exhibitions 0300 111 2333

Walks and Talks Various dates and times, please call the Museum or visit the website. 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!

Perfect Patterns Thurs 28 March & Thurs 30 May, 1pm-3pm The pattern makers could produce a wooden pattern for any metal object needed by the workshops or the quarry - from wagon wheels to steam engine parts! There are thousands in our collection. Take a peek behind the scenes with our curator to find out how we’re looking after this amazing collection.


Opening soon…

John Neville Foulkes (1937-1997)

Worktown – The Drawings of Falcon Hildred

Thurs 28 FebruarySun 30 June

Mon 22 July 2013Mon 6 January 2014

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

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This exhibition showcases the life’s work of artist Falcon Hildred whose evocative drawings document the industrial landscapes and buildings of England and Wales. A partnership between the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales and the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Limited, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Easter Egg-stravaganza!

St David's Day Fri 1 March, 11am-3pm Come and visit 'the most Welsh of Welsh industries' on Wales's national day. Call in for a free welshcake!

Wed 27 MarchMon 1 April, 10am-4pm Have a go at the Easter Trail through the museum workshops – complete the trail to win a prize! Wed 27-Thu 28 March, 1pm-4pm Easter Crafts: Decorate an egg-shaped slate to take home.

Free 2



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National Slate Museum - What's On Spring Guide 2013