Conwy Valley Railway Museum

LOCATION

BETWS-Y-COED, CONWY

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Our View

This large museum has displays of railway memorabilia. The main attraction is the Britannia loco which is expertly engineered to an exact quarter size. There are model railways which operate by push buttons, and outside is a seven and a quarter gauge miniature railway that takes visitors through the landscaped grounds. For children there a mini-dodgems and a Tomy Tram ride. The buffet coach cafe serves refreshments inside an original carriage, and the shop sells an extensive range of railway related items including DVDs and toys.

Conwy Valley Railway Museum
Old Goods Yard,BETWS-Y-COED,LL24 0AL
Phone : 01690 710568

Features

Children
  • Suitable for children of all ages
Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Ramps & clearances for wheelchairs
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year daily, 10-5. Closed 25-26 Dec

About the area

Discover Conwy

The majority of the population of Conwy lives along its picturesque coastline, while a third of the county falls within jaw-dropping landscape of the Snowdonia National Park. The town of Conwy, which takes its name from the county (which in turn was named after the river that runs through it), is undoubtedly one of the great treasures of Wales.

Three fine bridges – Thomas Telford’s magnificent suspension bridge of 1822, Robert Stephenson’s tubular railway bridge, and a newer crossing – all stretch over the estuary beneath the castle, allowing both road and the railway into this medieval World Heritage Site. Pride of place goes to the castle, dating back to 1287.

Conwy is the most complete walled town in Britain, with walls measuring an impressive six feet in thickness and 35 feet in height. The walkway along the top offers splendid over-the-rooftop views of the castle, the estuary and the rocky knolls of nearby village of Deganwy. At the wall’s end, steps descend to the quayside where fishermen sort their nets and squawking seagulls steal scraps.

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