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For a list of archives and libraries on the national level, go to the Wales Archives and Libraries page.

Record Offices[edit | edit source]

Caernarfon Record Office
Gwynedd Archive Service
Gwynedd Council
Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 1SH UK
Telephone: 01286 679095
Website: Caernarfon Record Office

Gwynedd Archives Service welcomes the public to visit its Record Offices to use and enjoy the wide range of documents, photographs, maps and newspapers that are kept.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Bangor Library
Gwynedd Road
Bangor LL57 1DT UK
Telephone: 01248 353479
Website: Bangor Library

Bethesda Library
Coetmor Road
Bethesda LL57 3DP UK
Telephone: 01248 600737
Website: Bethesda Library

Caernarfon Library
Pavilion Hill
Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 1AS UK
Telephone: 01286 679463
Website: Caernarfon Library

Conwy Library
Civic Hall
Castle Street
Conwy LL32 8AY UK
Telephone: 01492 576089
Website: Conwy Library

Cricieth Library
Encil y Coed Centre
High Street
Cricieth LL52 0RN UK
Telephone: 01766 522256
Website: Cricieth Library

Kinmel Bay Library
Community Centre
Kendal Road
Kinmel Bay, Conwy LL18 5BT UK
Telephone: 01492 577537
Website: Kinmel Bay Library

Llandudno Library
48 Mostyn Street
Llandudno, Gwynedd LL30 2RS UK
Telephone: 01492 574020
Website: Llandudno Library

Llanfairfechan Library
Village Road
Llanfairfechan, Gwynedd LL33 0AA UK
Telephone: 01492 577538
Website: Llanfairfechan Library

Nefyn Library
Rhôdfa'r Môr
Nefyn LL53 6EB UK
Telephone: 01758 720873
Website: Nefyn Library

Penrhyn Bay Library
Llandudno Road
Penrhyn Bay, Conwy LL30 3HN UK
Telephone: 01492 577549
Website: Penrhyn Bay Library

Penygroes Library
Dyffryn Nantlle Technology Centre
Heol y Dŵr
Penygroes LL54 6LR UK
Telephone: 01286 880427
Website: Penygroes Library

Porthmadog Library
Healthy Lifestyles Centre and Library - Glaslyn
Stryd y Llan
Porthmadog LL49 9HW UK
Telephone: 01766 514091
Website: Porthmadog Library

Pwllheli Library
Neuadd Dwyfor
Penlan Street
Pwllheli LL53 5DE UK
Telephone: 01758 612089
Website: Pwllheli Library

Museums[edit | edit source]

Llandudno Museum (Amgueddfa Llandudno)
The Chardon Trust
17-19 Gloddaeth Street
Llandudno, Gwynedd LL30 2DD UK
Telephone: 01492 876517
Website: Llandudno Museum

Llandudno Museum exists to preserve the Chardon bequest, to collect objects on the history of Llandudno and surrounding area, and effectively manage our resources so that we are able to protect, develop, and share our collections for the benefit and enjoyment of a wide range of visitors now and into the future.

Llŷn Maritime Museum (Amgueddfa Forwrol)
Old St. Mary's Church
Nefyn, Gwynedd LL53 6LB UK
Telephone: 01758 721313
Website: Llŷn Maritime Museum

The Llŷn Maritime Museum holds a unique collection of around 400 artefacts associated with the maritime heritage and history of Nefyn and the Llŷn Peninsula. This includes artefacts, paintings, pictures, model ships, anchors, photographs, and documents.

National Museum of Wales (Amgueddfa Cymru)
Website: National Museum of Wales

Amgueddfa Cymru is a family of seven museums located throughout Wales. They are the National Museum Cardiff, the St Fagans National Museum of History, the National Waterfront Museum, the Big Pit National Coal Museum, the National Slate Museum, the National Roman Legion Museum, and the National Wool Museum.

National Slate Museum (Amgueddfa Llechi Cymru)
Gwynedd LL55 4TY UK
Telephone: 0300 111 2 333
Website: National Slate Museum

The heart of Welsh industry at The National Slate Museum, Dinorwig Quarry closed in 1969. Today, rather than fashioning wagons and forging rails, the workshops tell a very special story: the story of the Welsh slate industry.

Porthmadog Maritime Museum (Amgueddfa'r Mor)
The Harbour
Porthmadog, Gwynedd LL49 9LU UK
Telephone: 01766 514581 / 07866 633927
Website: Porthmadog Maritime Museum

Porthmadog lies on the northern shores of Cardigan Bay on the west coast of the United Kingdom. It has a long maritime history going back to the days when the district was remote and transport was easier by sea. The museum, situated in the last remaining slate shed on the harbour, has a large collection of artefacts depicting the seafaring activities of the area – the development of the port, the shipbuilding, the ships, and the lives of the seafarers.

Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum
Caernarfon Castle
Castle Ditch
Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 2AY UK
Telephone: 01286 673362
Website: Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum

The Museum is housed in two towers of Caernarfon Castle. In it you will find a wealth of original exhibits, supported by film, sound, and models, which tell the story of over 300 years of service by Wales’ oldest infantry regiment, in peacetime and in war, all around the world.

Archives[edit | edit source]

Conwy County Archives
The Old Board School
Lloyd Street
Llandudno, Conwy LL30 2YG UK
Telephone: 01492 577550
Website: Conwy County Archives

Our service collects, preserves, and makes accessible, records considered of permanent importance to the Conwy County Borough. These include Maps, Plans, Photographs, Documents, and Digital Records highlighting our unique and varied heritage, from businesses to clubs, churches to schools, local government to the personal records of various residents.