Plan Your Visit

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Our museums are closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. As a public space, we will remain closed until the advice changes and all public programmes, public and private events are cancelled. The wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our priority.

While our museums are closed, you can still engage with us here on our website. Explore our collections online, articles about our work and activities to do at home. Discover new stories and please share your own through engaging with us via our social media channels: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.

If you have any enquiries, please contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Many thanks for your understanding and continued support. Take care and keep in touch!

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