Museum learning

Welcome to Llandudno Museum’s learning programme.

All our programmes support the national curriculum/cwricwlwm Cymreig.

Learning is at the very heart of our Museum. We offer fantastic opportunities for formal and informal learning, providing activities and resources for nurseries, schools and colleges. Whether you are coming for a workshop or visiting independently, our museums will provide students with a valuable cultural learning experience that complements classroom-based learning.

School Visits

Schools are either able to book workshops or are sometimes invited to attend special project workshops.
For the Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2 workshops will normally be history based on the following themes:

Seaside holidays

The history of Llandudno


Kendrick’s Cave

The Iron Age

The Romans

World War 2

Or based on a temporary exhibition

Workshops will include presentations, activities and handling items as well as opportunities to dress up. Please contact us to see if we can accommodate your needs.


High schools and Colleges

High schools are invited to view relevant temporary exhibitions and are most welcome to come and use our facilities to complement the secondary curriculum.

Students from Llandrillo College regularly use the Museum to complement their work on media, IT and drama.

University research students should contact the Museum with any queries they have regarding their research and opportunities are available to study artefacts not currently on show.

Lifelong learning

We welcome students attending night class etc and we are able to provide guided tours and talks from time to time. Please contact the Museum with your request.

 For independent visits please book by phoning the Museum on (01492) 876517.

 What will you see at Llandudno Museum?

The History of Llandudno

People were living here from just after the last Ice Age – see the evidence of their time here during the Stone Age. We can then trace the history through time by visiting the various galleries in the Museum. From the Stone, Bronze and Iron ages, Roman and Early Christian times, explore our links with the distant past.

Natural history

A visit to the Field Club Gallery shows you some wonderful and diverse specimens from the natural environment of Wales and beyond. Look at some of the amazing insects found in tropical forests, including jewel bugs (yes they are real!), and discover beautiful coral formations and sea shells from the seas and oceans around the world. We also have a great collection of fossils and rocks.

The Chardon Collection

Paintings, antiques and antiquities from around the world that belonged to Francis Chardon and that he donated to the Museum.

Making a booking

In order to get the most out of your visit it is essential that you book in advance by contacting the Museum on 01492 876517

Once a booking has been made, we will send you an email confirming your booking, together with any relevant details and risk assessments.

Presently we have one toilet avilable located on the ground level. We presently do not have Cloakroom for school groups.  We recommend leaving all coats and bags near the reception desk.


No photography symbol

Photography for school use is allowed in all of the galleries except where this symbol is displayed. We have a set of 6 digital cameras that your group may loan for the duration of your visit and images will be downloaded on sent to your school on a CD after your visit.

Drawing and painting in the galleries

Art materials in normal use are not harmful to the galleries and displays, however, sharp edges of boards and pointed pens and pencils can damage frames, unglazed paintings and items on open display. Colouring materials and adhesives can cause damage if accidentally dropped onto works of art, objects, walls or floors.

Please take the following precautions:

  • Please keep all paints, crayons, pencils, pens and pastels etc. away from the walls, objects and works of art. If you are taking part in a workshop using paints, charcoal, pastels etc we will provide floor protection and painting aprons.
  • Please keep all drawing boards and clipboards away from works of art and display cases.


We do not yet have a room to eat your lunch and suggest that in fine weather lunch can be eaten outside. However, in inclement weather pupils are allowed to use the ground floor temporary exhibition space and we will provide floor protection and a bin bag. Please try and ensure that spillages are kept to the very minimum as the Museum is open to the public so inconvenient to have to use cleaning equipment during open hours.

The Museum Shop

There is a shop with small toys, educational material and activity kits. A range of books, postcards and gifts is also available. We ask all schools to please help with supervision of the children if you wish to purchase items from the Shop. 

Preview visits

These are available for teachers and group leaders wishing to familiarise themselves with Llandudno Museum. Please telephone to make arrangements beforehand if you want to speak to the Museum Education Officer on the day of your preview visit.


  • The Museum holds regular events throughout the Summer - don't forget to look at our Events page regularly.





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