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Porthmadog Maritime Museum

The maritime museum occupies the last remaining slate warehouse on the harbour. It is run by volunteers with the aim of documenting and preserving artefacts and information about this area's rich maritime heritage, including shipbuilding. Exhibits include tools, maps, illustrations, ship models and memorials to lost sailors.

Contact address: enquiries [at symbol] porthmadogmaritimemuseum.org.uk

Museum website – for opening times and other information

HiPoints collection:
Porthmadog Maritime Museum - opposite side of harbour from Ffestiniog Railway station
Porthmadog Harbour - individual slate quarries had wharves here, served by narrow-gauge railways
Cei Balast artificial island - made of rocks brought here as ship ballast from around the world
Criccieth war memorial - captains of Porthmadog ships are among those named
Criccieth memorial to drowned boys - memorial to four boys and their teacher who drowned at sea
The Australia - several Victorian licensees were mariners. One lost a teenage son in 1901 shipwreck