Heritage Tourism in Wales

Historical and cultural travel resources.

Cosmeston Medieval Village
Step back in time to the year 1350. Image yourself as a peasant obliged to pay dues to William De Caversham, steward of Cosmeston Manor and ruler of the land you farm.

Museum of the Welsh Woolen Industry
Located in Dre-fach Felindre, this museum demonstrates the centuries-old techniques of hand carding, spinning, weaving and wool dyeing. The mill still produces traditional woven fabrics.

Museum of Welsh Life
Located near Cardiff, this open-air museum depicts Welsh life from Celtic times to the present.

The National Coracle Centre
A museum devoted to coracles (small round boats made from animal skins.)

National Museum and Gallery
The Cardiff museum presents a diverse range of exhibits, including the hands-on Glanely Gallery, an Evolution of Wales exhibit which spans 4600 million years of Welsh history, and a section devoted to Natural History in Wales.

Offa's Dyke: Walk Through History
An eleven-day travelogue by Wally Trimble, a Lehigh University professor who traversed the 177-mile path. Offa's Dyke, which dates to the 8th century, separates England and Wales.

Roman Legionary Museum
Located in Caerleon, the museum displays 500,000 artifacts retrieved from Isca (a Roman fortress) and other locations nearby.

Segontium Roman Museum
The Caernarfon museum depicts the Roman occupation of Wales. Fort Segontium is located nearby.

Talyllyn Railway
This narrow-gauge railway stretches 11.8 km from Tywyn across the Fathew Valley to Nant Gwernol in Snowdonia National Park. In the 19th century these steam-driven trains ferried slate from local quarries. The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum is located at the Tywyn Wharf Station.

Welsh Slate Museum
Portrays the Welsh slate industry in North Wales. The complex includes mainland Britain's largest working waterwheel, a row of quarrymen's houses, an incline plane that transported slate, Victorian workshops, and the Dinorwig quarry.

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