Camau Cymraeg (Welsh only)
Mae'r cynllun cyffrous newydd sbon yma'n rhoi cyfle i diwtoriaid Cymraeg i oedolion ddefnyddio Amgueddfa Lechi Cymru fel adnodd; caiff dysgwyr wella eu sgiliau iaith a chyfathrebu mewn amgylchedd naturiol Gymreig. Fe'i paratowyd gan Amgueddfa Cymru a Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru; mae'n rhad ac am ddim i'w lawrlwytho ac yna'n hawdd i'w lungopïo.Camau Cymraeg (Welsh only)
Fron Haul Booklet
Use this booklet to discover more about these interesting houses.
Did you know that this is not the real home of these quarrymen's houses? As they had been built especially for quarrymen and their families, we decided to move them stone by stone here to the National Slate Museum, to show how quarrymen lived in days gone by.
Museum's Art Cart Booklet
This booklet is full of art activities linked to the museum and the slate industry.
It's particularly appropriate for young people and children over 7 years of age — but anyone is welcome to have a go!
Don't worry if you don't consider yourself an artist — just enjoy!
This booklet was made possible thanks to funding from the Friends of Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales.
Online guide to the museum
Welcome to Gilfach Ddu, home of the National Slate Museum. These buildings once housed the workshops for the former Dinorwig Quarry.
These workshops catered for all the repair and maintenance work demanded by a quarry which, at its height, employed over 3,000 men. The quarry galleries high above Gilfach Ddu echoed to the sound of the great explosions that freed the slate from the rock.. Below, the workshops would ring with the music of hammer and anvil, mallet and chisel. Between them they supported an industry which exported thousands of tons of slates from Wales to the four corners of the world.
Dinorwig Quarry closed in 1969. Today – rather than fashioning wagons and forging rails – the workshops tell a very special story: the story of the Welsh slate industry. Here you can travel into the past of an industry and a way of life which have chiselled themselves into the very being of this country. You'll hear a gripping story, encompassing such great events as industrial unrest on the one hand, and the small details of everyday life on the other. Strikes and suffering, craftsmanship and community: all the drama of real people's lives.Guidebook