Llŷn Maritime Museum

Business Plan and Saturday Activities during the winter period.

This project has been funded through the Gwynedd Piloting Fund, a Fund which has been targeted at community groups in Gwynedd to enable them to trial new activities in their communities.

The museum opened in Nefyn back in July 2014; a museum had been on site between 1977-2000 but it had to close due to the condition of the building and difficulties as the original foundation aged. It is a relatively small museum, which shares the maritime history of the Llŷn Peninsula and the historical heritage for local people and visitors, adults and children. They work to create pride amongst the local population in the history of their ancestors and the distinctive area where they live. They have an interesting collection of marine artefacts and documents including anchors, ship models, shipbuilding equipment, distinctive bust, banners, shipwreck relics and much more. The Museum has a shop and café which has recently been refurbished to attract more people.

The museum committee wanted to make the Museum more self-sufficient for the future as the grant period ended. Entry to the museum is free, so they had to ensure that they could attract people there and spend in the shop and café.

The committee (made up of a group of volunteers) decided to apply for financial support to the Piloting Fund to try and realize their hope of keeping the Museum open to the public. The application had been split into two;

  1. 1. Business Plan to focus on increasing income
  2. 2. Saturday sessions – opening the museum doors every Saturday during the winter of 2018/19. Events will be organized every other Saturday for children and adults.


The application was approved, and the museum was open every Saturday through the winter for a variety of events such as a map skills improvement workshop, archaeology workshop, geology of the area etc. The Business Plan was completed in May 2019.


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Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig, 146 Stryd Fawr, Porthmadog, Gwynedd LL49 9NU