Member of Parliament for Clwyd South, Simon Baynes MP, opened the new exhibition at the Corwen Museum on Saturday 16th April 2022. This new 2022 exhibition is about the slate mines in Glyndyfrdwy which has been created in conjunction with Glyndyfrdwy WI, the community and with resources from the National Museum of Wales, the National Slate Museum and The Home Front Museum in Llandudno. The Museum is very grateful for funding from the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
As part of this year’s project, the Museum is promoting Glyndyfrdwy as an area of natural beauty and history and is using the research they have gathered to create local history boards in the village. Additionally, it is promoting a beautiful walk in the area, the Nant y Pandy Walk. The Village Hall will be open for events during the year so please look out for further information in relation to this.
Thanks are particularly owed to the Glyndyfrdwy WI President Lisa Jones, her colleagues in the society, Headlands and the community. Also many thanks to the volunteers and design experts who have created an amazing exhibition in such a small space in the Museum, bringing the sights and sounds of slate mining to life. More information can be found on the Museum’s website – www.corwenmuseum.org.uk Opening hours are: weekdays 12:00 to 3pm and weekends 11am to 4pm.
James Ritchie, Chairman of the Museum, said:
“Corwen Museum is grateful for funding from the Association of Independent Museums and National Heritage Lottery Fund which enabled us to put on the exhibition entitled “Slate and the making of Glyndyfrdwy.
"We thank our MP Simon Baynes for coming to Corwen Museum to open this exhibition which now runs every day until the end of October. We hope that our visitors will enjoy the story that we are telling as much as we have enjoyed producing it.”
Simon Baynes MP said:
“I was very honoured to open the fascinating new exhibition at the Corwen Museum ”Slate and the making of Glyndyfrdwy”. I much enjoyed being shown round the exhibition by the Chairman James Ritchie and also seeing the permanent displays in the Museum. It was great to meet all the volunteers involved in putting on the exhibition and running the Museum who should be warmly congratulated on their achievement. I am sure the exhibition will attract many residents and visitors alike to learn more about this wonderful part of Clwyd South.”