A fascinating museum of Welsh rural life, set in a 19th-century workman’s cottage
Henry Jones left school at the age of 12. He worked in the village as a shoemaker with his father during the day, but continued to study into the small hours after work. He won a scholarship to train as a teacher.
A brilliant philosopher and teacher, Jones eventually became Professor of Moral Philosophy at Glasgow University. He never forgot his humble origins and worked hard to improve the system of education in Wales. In 1912 he was knighted, and in 1922 made a Companion of Honour.
In 1934 Jones’s childhood home, Y Cwm, was opened as a museum. You can still visit the shoemaker’s workshop, and see the tiny kitchen and bedroom where Henry and his family worked and lived. You can also find out more about the chapel, the school and everyday life in ‘a remote upland village – the sort of home from which most that is best in Wales has sprung’ (Sir Henry Jones Museum).
Sir Henry Jones Museum
- Accessible by Public Transport
- Buggy Access
- Wheelchair Access
May: Tuesday - Sunday 2-5pm
June-September: Tuesday – Friday 10.30am – 1pm, 2-5pm, Sadwrn a Sul 2-5pm
On the A548 between Abergele and Llanrwst
Llanrwst - 8 miles
Bus stop at Post Office
Sustrans cycle routes
From centre of village walk in direction of Llanrwst. Museum is located on right hand side.
No wheelchair access to first floor
Full Figrue Grid Reference: SH 875672
OS Landranger map sheet: 116
- 01745 860630
- Sir Henry Jones Museum, Y Cwm, Llangernyw, LL22 8PR