Byd Mary Jones World, Llanycil

4.4
#3 of 8 in Museums in Snowdonia National Park
In 1800, a 15 year-old girl called Mary Jones walked 26 miles from Llanfihangel-y-Pennant to Bala to buy a book.

Mary Jones World is a new state of the art visitor and education centre that tells the story of Mary Jones and Thomas Charles, and the impact of world’s bestselling book – on Wales and the world.

Step back in time, follow Mary's journey, and explore what happened next through multi-media and interactive displays, exhibits and activities in our redeveloped Grade 2-listed building. See Thomas Charles’ ink well and pay a visit to his grave.

Set on the edge of Lake Bala, with a picnic area, facilities and children’s playground, Mary Jones World offers a great time out for children and adults alike.
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  • Brilliant history of how a poor young girl was so desperate to have a copy of the bible in her own language that she set out alone with her meagre savings to buy one. There were none available initial...  more »
  • Well done The Bible Society for keeping this inspirational story alive. The Bible remains and always will be a life changing book y'day today and forever.  more »
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  • Amazing little place to visit with lovely cafe to enjoy a coffee. Walking distance from Bala Lake.
  • Fantastic exhibition that really brings this story to life. Wholeheartedly recommend.
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