Welcome to The Sir Henry Jones Museum

Visit this fascinating museum of Welsh rural life set in a 19th Century workman’s cottage.

The Sir Henry Jones Museum exists to commemorate the achievements of Sir Henry Jones, and to interpret his life in the context of a 19th Century Welsh rural community. This is accomplished through museum collections, displays and educational materials.

About Sir Henry 

Like most other children in the late 19th Century, Henry Jones left school at 12 and went to work. But unlike others, Henry was encouraged to study. Working with his father, the village shoemaker during the day and, ‘working at my books... throughout the small hours and till morning came,’ he won a scholarship to train as a teacher.


Y Cwm represents a typical Welsh family home at the end of the 19th Century.

The museum houses a collection of everyday items that would have been familiar to Sir Henry Jones when he was growing up. Some of the objects on display belonged to Sir Henry himself, such as the robes he wore for his knighthood ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
How to Find Us 

The Sir Henry Jones Museum is situated in the middle of the village of Llangernyw on the A548 between Abergele and Llanrwst. It is advised to arrive via car or bus.