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The Penrhyn Castle Railway Museum is a museum of industrial railway equipment, located at Penrhyn Castle near Bangor in Wales.

In the nineteenth century, Penrhyn Castle was the home of the Pennant family, owners of the Penrhyn slate quarry at Bethesda. The quarry was closely associated with the development of industrial narrow gauge railways, and in particular the Penrhyn Quarry Railway (PQR), one of the earliest industrial railways in the world. The PQR ran close to Penrhyn Castle, and when the castle was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1951 a small museum of industrial railway relics was created in the stable block.

The first locomotive donated to the museum was Charles, one of the three remaining steam locomotives working on the PQR. Over the years a number of other historically significant British narrow gauge locomotives and other artifacts have been added to the collection.

    Address Address:

    Penrhyn Castle
    Bangor,
    Gwynedd
    LL57 4HN

    Telephone Telephone:

    01248 353084

    Wensite Website:

    http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-penrhyncastle/

    Admission Charges Admission Charge:-

    £8, child £4, family £20. Groups £6.50. Garden and stable block exhibitions only: £5.40, child £2.70

    Opening Hours Hours:

    31 MarĖ4 Nov 07
    Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat

    Facilities for the Disabled Facilities for the Disabled:

     Unfortunately this venue is unsuitable for wheelchair access but the Writing shed can be viewed from the pathway.


     

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