Slate Museum w Llanberis, North Wales. Perhaps I am advertising this place a little by saying: FREE ENTRANCE. It is one of those places in Wales that are really worth seeing, even if there was a fee to pay.
The history of this place dates back to 1870, and the magic is still in the air.
A scene from a typical day in the workshop:
A fabulously made character of the workman who is making a form:
We are in Wales, so there are lots of dragons (click on the image to see it more clearly:-)):
And plenty of slates, too:
Different size slates have different names: Princesses, Dutchess, Countesses, Wide and Narrow Ladies. In one of the rooms you can watch a demonstration on how slates are split:
And a few awesome views at the end:
The slate quarry closed in 1969.