The Lloyd George Museum

The items at the Lloyd George Museum and Highgate, his childhood home, help us to understand the former Prime Minister's life and times between 1863 and 1945.

Here you can see a unique display of objects telling his story – brilliantly and uniquely decorated caskets and scrolls presented to him as freedom of the city honours, such as a stunning silver model of Cricieth Castle presented by the town. Also on display are, medals, paintings, pictures, documents such as the Versailles Treaty, 'Lloyd George's crown' ( the first old age pension handed out in Wales), costumes and personal items.

Learn how Lloyd George came to national attention because of a locked gate in Llanfrothen and have a look at the policeman’s helmet Lloyd George wore to escape an angry mob in Birmingham. Visit the garden where Lloyd George grew vegetables as a child and see the 2019 ‘No 10’ installation.

Unfortunately due to Covid and Health and safety restrictions you would be unable to visit the cottage or see the usual 30 minute film, however a short tour of Highgate, the cottage where Lloyd George grew up will be shown in the Museum. Look forward to welcoming you!

 

Opening times and location 

Lloyd George Museum is currently closed.

 

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What can be seen here? 

  • a unique display of objects - caskets and scrolls presented to him as freedom honours, medals, paintings, pictures, documents such as the Versailles Treaty, 'Lloyd George's crown', costumes and personal items
  • film about Lloyd George and an amazing talking head
  • Victorian classroom
  • shop.

Highgate is furnished as it was when Lloyd George lived here as a child between 1864 and 1880. The original desks of Lloyd George and his brother can be seen here, and the shoemaker's workshop has been recreated. You can enjoy the Victorian cottage garden.

We recommend that you bring a picnic and drinks with you, to get the most out of the experience.

Educational service

Children can:

  • learn about the famous statesman
  • wear Victorian clothes
  • enjoy a lesson in the Victorian classroom
  • learn more about the shoemaking craft at Uncle Lloyd's workshop
  • cook food on the open fire
  • wash clothes using the tub, dolly and mangle

A full education service is offered, including an information pack for teachers with worksheets and factsheets.

Suitable for KSs 1, 2 and 3 in many curriculum subjects, and History GCSE / A Level.

Contact the education service

Friends of the Museum

Join the Friends in order to help keep the memory of Lloyd George alive. We:

  • provide help and support for the Museum's development and educational use, and support new developments
  • arrange and promote lectures and events
  • raise money for purchasing suitable items for display and research

Download membership form

Chairman - Emrys Williams
President - Philip George
Treasurer - Nesta G Jones
Secretary - Richard J Roberts

Friends of Lloyd George Museum, Llanystumdwy, Cricieth, Gwynedd, LL52 0SH
01766 522071

Charity number: 1062771