Llangollen Museum

Snowdonia & the Llŷn

Staffed by committed volunteers of the best sort, this diverting little museum of local history occupies a hexagonal building retaining some of the air of the library it once was. Filled to the brim with artefacts relating Llangollen's journey through the years, its crowning glory (unless you're a kid and into dress-ups) is the gravestone of the Ladies of Llangollen.

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