Slate museum Llanberis, courtyard
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Slate museum Llanberis, courtyard

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Everything is about slate in this museum which is right next to Llanberis at the shores of Llyn Padarn. From there whole mountain sides have been "converted" to slate in all shapes and sizes. But because you were in North Wales they had to do everything "in house". So there was a huge water wheel which provided power via the shaft at the rear throughout all those toolsheds where they had a foundry for the smaller parts and tools, a proper big foundry for waggon wheels and all kind of slate cutting and finishing equipment.

Here you can see the courtyard which is surounded by all the workshops, the engineers house, storage rooms, social rooms and the ne visitor centre.

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A: Chief engineers house - Llanberis slate museum

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B: That is a "heavy duty bench drill" !!!

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C: More machinery of the slate museum in Llanberis

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D: Small parts foundry - Llanberis slate museum

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E: Facing lathe at Llanberis slate museum

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F: Finishing equipment - Llanberis slate museum

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G: Saw at the slate museum

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H: Pattern room - Llanberis slate museum

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I: Quarryman's cottages in the Dinorwic slate quarry

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This panorama was taken in Wales

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Wales (Cymru in the Welsh language) is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  The major cities are Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and Bangor.  The city of St. Davids is the smallest city in the UK with a population around 2000.  Wales itself has a population of around 3 million.  The Welsh language is spoken by around 20% of the population.

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