13,000 years of history under one roof
Llandudno Museum was founded in 1927 following F.E. Chardon’s bequest of his magnificent and extensive collection of paintings and artefacts from around the world. In addition to Chardon's collection, the museum houses a variety of archaeological discoveries that reflect the history of the town and the surrounding area from the end of the last Ice Age to the present day.
The museum is organised into a series of rooms, each detailing a distinct period in Llandudno’s history. The Prehistory Room is concerned with the early hunters who moved into the area as the ice retreated some 13,000 years ago. A number of limestone caves on the Great Orme have provided artefacts of international significance –including an incised jawbone from a horse, thought to be one of the earliest examples of art in the world. A short film called ‘Ebol’ (‘Foal’ in English) takes a poetic look at our changing relationship with the horse.
The Roman Room focuses on the excavations at the nearby Roman fort of Canovium (Caerhun) near Conwy, which produced a wealth of Roman artefacts, including a tile with a child’s footprint and a board game. The Medieval Room offers an overview of the period following the Roman withdrawal and the emergence of the early Welsh princes. The Resort Room tells the story of the development of Llandudno in the mid-19th century, as it grew from a small mining settlement into a fashionable Victorian seaside resort. Finally the War Room features an exhibition that relates the impact of both World Wars on the local community.
- Accessible by Public Transport
- Info Point
- Buggy Access
- Good Walks Nearby
- Wheelchair Access
Easter until 31st October
Tuesday - Saturday and Bank Holidays
10.30 am - 1.00 pm & 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm Sunday 2.15 pm - 5.00 pm
November until Easter
Tuesday - Saturday 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Gloddaeth Street off Mostyn Street
Llandudno - 1/2 mile
Gloddaeth Street is off Mostyn Street, the main shopping street on the Great Orme end of Mostyn Street
Wheelchair access to first floor only
Full Figure Grid Reference: SH 779 822
OS Landranger map sheet: OS 115
- 01492 876517
- Llandudno Museum, Gloddaeth Avenue, LL30 2DD