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Conwy Valley Railway Museum & Model Shop, Betws-y-Coed

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The Conwy Valley Railway Museum is located at Betws-y-Coed railway station, Betws-y-Coed, North Wales, on the site of the old railway goods yard.
The museum was founded in the early 1970s by Alan Pratt, starting with a former standard gauge railway carriage which today acts as a licensed Buffet & Restaurant car. The current museum was built later, and contains various railway artefacts, including a gauge quarter scale (1:4) replica of a Britannia class locomotive.
Other attractions include a gauge miniature steam railway which runs for 1mi on the site.
There is also a one-third full-size electric tramcar which runs for a 0.5mi on the site, on track of gauge. This is the only electric railway of any gauge in Wales.
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  • This was once probably worth a visit and I was rather sad to see it as unkempt and unloved as it is. Model layouts not working, dusty and untidy. Awkward to get around for wheelchairs. It could be... 
    This was once probably worth a visit and I was rather sad to see it as unkempt and unloved as it is. Model layouts not working, dusty and untidy. Awkward to get around for wheelchairs. It could be...  more »
  • Visited with my disabled partner, her elderly parents and our dog. I have been popping into this museum occasionally over many years, but feel it has really gone downhill. Although great love and... 
    Visited with my disabled partner, her elderly parents and our dog. I have been popping into this museum occasionally over many years, but feel it has really gone downhill. Although great love and...  more »
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  • Visited in August 2019 on my Wales holiday. I spent a day in Betws-y-Coed and walked around to see as much as I can. The model shop or museum is next to the railway station, the entry ticket is a lovely old style paper ticket to let us behind the shop. It is very small, but definitely interesting and full with old models, built up whole villages and many of them is interactive with different buttons to push. Not just models but everything related to old fashioned railways and travels are pretty much can be found here, so it is a nostalgia journey. That time only me and a male visitor were in the room, but we both enjoyed to play around. There are toilets on site, and in the shop we can buy gifts. Cafe is in the station, parking is on the street, or one of the main car parks in the village.
  • An interesting place to visit more suited to people who are into model railways and children. You can go on a mini train which is a separate cost to going round the museum. The cost todo both is only about 5 pounds so not a great amount.

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