Imagine a museum taking you back in time and literally letting you experience how life used to be during the bleakest time in history, the Second World War. Step into a portal and witness 6 years of war through the sights and sounds inside the museum and discover how it was won on the home front.
To witness this era of horror and how the people at home dealt with it while the cadets were in the front lines, you must take a tour at the Home Front Museum at Llandudno.
Frank Meredith opened a garage and taxi business in 1919 with his sons and by 1940 a part of this building was used by the Auxiliary Fire service. Volunteers were trained in firefighting duties and other aspects of defence. Meredith Taxis and garage closed around 1960. It changed ownership a number of times and finally in 1999 it was acquired to house the Home Front Experience, a museum which not only provides a unique insight into the hardship of daily life during this trying period, but one filled with nostalgia and memories as well.
Upon entering the museum, you will find several colourful room displays. Care has been taken by the curator Adrian Hughes to include accurate details that portray the simplicity during that era. Each room depicts a story during the war through statues, props and beautifully designed backdrops.
Here you’ll learn the lesser known stories of World War II’s unsung heroes, those who toiled at the home front. The teacher trying earnestly to make her pupils take interest and divert their attention from reality.
The nurse manning the kitchen and medical supplies, the collection of artefacts and tableaux, the ration books and gas masks are all on display. You are allowed to take pictures as well. Once you leave the museum, you’ll be glad you visited.
- Contact them for group discounts.
- The museum is all on one level and accessible to standard wheelchairs - email or ring for further information.
- The museum also hosts School parties and coach parties under all weather conditions and has a gift shop for souvenirs as well.
- Parking is not available right outside.
- Seniors: GBP 2.95; Students: GBP 2.00; Child: GBP 2.00 & Family: (2+2) GBP 9.00.
- There are trains running several times an hour between stations and there are a few direct trains to Llandudno Junction.
- There is an inexpensive network of buses but it’s very irregular and slow.
- Cars can be rented as well in advance and the staff is very cordial.
- Characters Old Curiosity Shop & Sandwich House
- Orient Express Cafe & Restaurant
- Inglenook Cafe & Restaurant
- Carlo's Restaurant
- Mamma Rosa Italian Ristorante
- The Cottage Loaf
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95% of people who visit Llandudno include Home Front Museum in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
59.82% of people start their Home Front Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Home Front Museum
52.25% of people prefer walking in order to reach Home Front Museum
Bit hard to find as the official council signs say "war museum" not home front experience. The museum itself is privately owned and the entrance fee is nominal. Excellent displays that recounts life at come in Britain. We had a discussion with the man that owns the museum and he told us that it took him years to collect and collate all the items on display. This museum is well worth a visit and you can typically spend 90-120 minutes here easily.
Small but perfectly formed!! Interesting look a local wartime history. Local owners not another council run museum. Great stuff
A small but comprehensive and well presented selection of world war 2 items including clothing, food, toys, weapons and more with several unique pieces. Very useful research trip for my daughter who was working on a WWII project at school.
We visited this & was pleasantly surprised only small but very informative & interesting reasonable entry price & well worth it
A hidden gem, well worth a visit. Dog friendly too added bonus.