Plan Your Visit

We are reopening!

We’re delighted we can welcome you to the National Slate Museum again from Sunday 23 August.

All visitors will need to pre-book a free ticket for their visit. We are preparing our booking site at the moment, so please keep checking here for details or keep an eye on our social media.

Opening Hours

Easter - October: 10.00am - 5.00pm, daily. 

November - Easter: 10.00am - 4.00pm, closed Saturdays.

For safety reasons, we reserve the right to conduct bag searches when entering the museum

Entry is free!


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Map & How to Get Here

Contact Us

Phone: 0300 111 2 333

Food & Drink

The Ffowntan café serves a variety of refreshments from sandwiches and home-made soup to cakes, treats and hot meals.

Food & Drink


  • Dogs are not allowed into the historic houses or the cafe (except for assistance dogs).
  • Water bowls are provided at the entrance and the cafe.
  • All dog-owners are offered ‘pooper-scoopers’ when entering the Museum and we appreciate your co-operation in keeping the Museum clean and safe, thank you.

Group Visits

The National Slate Museum welcomes group visits and aims to provide an enjoyable and rewarding experience.



Year round demonstrations and talks particularly suited to families include slate splitting demonstrations by our friendly quarrymen and talks about UNA the quarry engine — where you can see how an engine actually works.



Ample parking nearby, for cars and coaches. Please note there is a charge for the carpark