Llanberis Quarry Hospital Museum, Museums LLanberis, Gwynedd - Wales where to go, what to see and where to stay in Wales


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The Quarry Hospital Museum - The pioneering Dinorwig Quarry Hospital is now a museum housing some of the original equipment from the 1800's. Restored Ward and Operating Theatre, original X-Ray Machine and other bits of gruesome medical equipment, park related exhibitions and a Mortuary! This old hospital in Llanberis was for the men who worked at the Dinorwig Quarry in the 19th and 20th centuries. The idea was to have a hospital close to their place of work so they could get back to work as soon as possible after they received treatment. There were over 3,000 workers in the Dinorwig quarry and there were a lot of accidents - broken bones, lost fingers, crush injuries and worse. The Dinorwig hospital remained until the coming of the NHS in the 1950s. It became a first aid post before closing along with the quarry in the 1960s. Unfortunately, when it was closed everything was removed. Fortunately, someone had the foresight to keep lots of the equipment at the county archives and they were able to recreate the quarry hospital and open it to the public. It's one of the few hospitals of its kind in Britain. Enjoy tea on the terrace overlooking the lake with Snowdon as the backdrop - truly magnificent! Please telephone for visitor information as I am unable to find a website as of 2009.
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