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hydro-electric turbine

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Craft Centre, next open Mon 16 Feb - Thu 2 Apr 2015, free entry



Main Road,
Conwy Valley,
North Wales,
LL27 0NQ

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 30 Mar - Thu 2 Apr Weaving demonstration
Mon 6 Apr Handspinning Demonstration
Mon 6 - Fri 10 Apr Weaving demonstration
Tue 7 Apr Rag rug making
Wed 8 - Thu 9 Apr Handspinning Demonstration
Mon 13 - Fri 17 Apr Weaving demonstration


Visit our mill museum where we manufacture Welsh tapestry bedspreads, travelling rugs and tweeds from the raw wool using electricity generated on site.

Our pure wool products together with garments, accessories and homewares made up in our fabrics can be purchased in our shop. We also stock pure wool knitwear and sheepskin goods. The shop and turbine house are open Monday - Saturday all year (except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day) plus Sundays from Easter - end October.

Weaving can be viewed Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. from mid February to mid December.

Extra machinery e.g. carding engines, spinning mules, doubling and hanking machines and warping mill can be viewed Monday - Friday April - October.

Hand-spinning demonstration, "try hand-weaving yourself" on a small hand loom Wednesday and Thursday June - end September 2015.

Rag rug making techniques demonstrated on Tuesdays from June - end September 2015.

The Weaver's Garden (June - September) contains labelled plants associated with textiles (i.e. they supply fibres, natural dyes, soaps, moth repellents or textile tools).

Admission free. Regret no school parties.

For further details see

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Facilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Mon 16 Feb - Thu 2 Apr 2015 Mon - Fri 10:00 to 13:00 14:00 to 17:00
Mon 6 Apr - Fri 1 May 2015 Mon - Fri 10:00 to 13:00 14:00 to 17:00
Tue 5 May - Fri 18 Dec 2015 Mon - Fri 10:00 to 13:00 14:00 to 17:00
Check for hours.


Free entry

Free Entry. If visiting as a group, prior notice would be appreciated. Regret no school parties.



See location of Trefriw Woollen Mills on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SH 780630  Lat: 53.15080 Long: -3.82481

In the centre of Trefriw on the B5106, five miles north of Betws-y-Coed. Bus route: 19 from Llandudno Junction, Conwy and Llanrwst.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Llanrwst station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Disclaimer: Information included is correct at time of inputting. North Wales Tourism accepts no responsibility for any changes, postponement, cancellation or any other reason affecting the events listed.

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