Conwy Mussel Museum

The Purification Plant, The Quay, Conwy, LL32 8BB

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In the early 19th Century, Conwy was one of the most important pearl fisheries in Britain, with over 4 kilos of pearls sent to London jewellers each week. Here, at the Conwy Mussel Museum, learn about the history of pearl fishing in the town from Roman times, and discover whose crown contained a Conwy pearl.  See how mussels are harvested and purified today,using state of the art procedures.