Sir Henry Jones Museum

Y Cwm, Llangernyw, Abergele, Conwy, LL22 8PR

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This fascinating museum of Welsh rural life celebrates the remarkable life of Henry Jones, born in Llangernyw in 1852. The son of a shoemaker, he left school aged 12 to work with his father, but continued his studies at night, winning a scholarship. A brilliant philosopher and teacher, he eventually became Professor of Moral Philosophy. He never forgot his humble origins and worked hard to improve education in Wales. 

The museum, at Henry’s childhood home, is an inspiring experience. You can still visit the shoemaker’s workshop, and see the tiny kitchen and bedroom where Henry and his family worked and lived in this remote upland village.