Storiel

LOCATION

BANGOR, GWYNEDD

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Our View

The gallery has an exciting programme of changing exhibitions by local and international artists. Over two floors the museum holds Welsh furniture, textiles, art, archaeology and social history items. It is brimming with stones from Gwynedd and the surrounding areas, including the Roman Segontium sword, the Welsh Not, model of Telford's suspension bridge and the King of Bardsey's crown.

Storiel
Fford Gwynedd, BANGOR, LL57 1DT
Phone : 01248 353368

Features

Facilities
  • Parking nearby
Accessibility
  • Museum collections on 1st and 2nd floor and are not accessible for wheelchair users
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Opening Times: Open Tue-Fri 12.30-4.30 & Sat 10.30-4.30. Closed 25-26 Dec & 1 Jan

About The area

Discover Gwynedd

The county of Gwynedd is home to most of the Snowdonia National Park – including the wettest spot in Britain, an arête running up to Snowdon’s summit that receives an average annual rainfall of 4,473mm. With its mighty peaks, rivers and strong Welsh heritage (it has the highest proportion of Welsh-speakers in all of Wales), it’s always been an extremely popular place to visit and live. The busiest part is around Snowdon; around 750,000 people climb, walk or ride the train to the summit each year.

Also in Gwynedd is the Llyn Peninsula, a remote part of Wales sticking 30 miles out into the Irish Sea. At the base of the peninsula is Porthmadog, a small town linked to Snowdonia by two steam railways – the Welsh Highland Railway and the Ffestiniog Railway. Other popular places are Criccieth, with a castle on its headland overlooking the beach, Pwllheli, and Abersoch and the St Tudwal Islands. Elsewhere, the peninsula is all about wildlife, tranquillity, and ancient sacred sites. Tre’r Ceiri hill fort is an Iron Age settlement set beside the coastal mountain of Yr Eifl, while Bardsey Island, at the tip of the peninsula, was the site of a fifth-century Celtic monastery.

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