Welcome to The Sir Henry Jones Museum
Visit this fascinating museum of Welsh rural life set in a 19th
Century workman’s cottage.
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.
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
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.
of the objects on display belonged to Sir Henry himself,
such as the robes he wore for his knighthood ceremony at
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.