We have just heard that we have been awarded a New Stories New Audiences Grant from AIM (Association of Independent Museums) and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  13 other small independent museums in UK received a similar award and Corwen Museum was the only one in Wales.

The Aim website describes the project as below:

The project will share the origin story of the village of Glyndyfrdwy through a range of immersive experiences and events that will tell stories, past and present, and cultivate a new audience for Corwen Museum and local communities. The project will shine a light on the lesser-known heritage of the Moel Fferna quarry and how workers and families transformed a landscape, formed a community of interesting characters and will ask what we might learn from this story today.

The project will be based in the museum at Corwen, opening Easter Saturday 16th April 2022, and also outside at Glyndyfrdwy where an audio trail, available on mobile phones, will guide people on a walk up the valley to various sites of the former slate workings. We are delighted to be working with the Glyndyfrdwy WI and the Village Hall Committee to bring the various threads of this project together.

At present we are researching the stories of the slate workings, the slateworkers and the community of Glyndyfrdwy.  If you are interested in helping as a volunteer with this or the design and building of the exhibitions we would love to hear from you.  Go to the Contacts page and leave a message.

Following in the footsteps of the Glyndyfrdwy Slateworkers