The Caernarfon Maritime Museum at Victoria Dock is not large, but it contains many fascinating artefacts, pictures and information tracing the maritime history of the town.
The museum was originally Caernarfon’s public mortuary; now it houses exhibitions of past industries and activities.
A gigantic anchor from HMS Conway, a training ship that ran aground in the Menai Straits in April 1953, looms in front of the little building. Inside are the exhibits based on various aspects of maritime life, including the fishing industry, shipbuilding, the import and export trades, the Menai Strait ferries and more.
There is also a tribute to an unusual woman, Ellen Edwards, who ran a successful maritime school in the 19th century. She taught vital navigational skills to the mariners of her day – an amazing accomplishment for a woman of that time.
Caernarfon Maritime Museum
Victoria Dock, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 – Wales, UK
Phone: +44 (0)1286 675194