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Byd Mary Jones World

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This is a small museum with a Christian emphasis focusing as it does (rather obviously - the clue... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Very interesting attraction

Impressed by the very up to date and beautifully kept museum, which uses touch screens to tell the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Charles S
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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The new state-of-the-art visitor and education centre will give people the opportunity to discover the story of Mary Jones and Thomas Charles, and learn about the impact of the world's best-selling book not only in Wales but the rest of the world...more
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Llanycil, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7YF, Wales
+44 1678 521877
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small museum with a Christian emphasis focusing as it does (rather obviously - the clue being in the title) on the story of Mary Jones which appears to have been one of those “light blue paper and retire” moments in history. My...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressed by the very up to date and beautifully kept museum, which uses touch screens to tell the true story of Mary Jones. There are also lots of interesting activities for the children. It's amazing how the determination of one Welsh teenager two hundred years...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

My family including 3 children- 4,9,11 had a fantastic time here - 90 minutes in total- lots of interactive presentations and many activities for children- the older children enjoyed dressing up, the activity sheet and other interesting things to do. An inspirational story - not...More

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Cost us 12 pounds as a family, spent 45 minutes there. The story itself is so inspiring and they have tried to provide lots of little touches for children such as clay and the interactive computers. Unfortunately on the day we came it rained so...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We went there with our two children, aged 10 & 7 and had the most wonderful time. Gorgeous interactive screens for the children to use showing several stories from the Bible, a quiz and the attendants were wonderful. Also a lot for the adults to...More

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We called in at this centre and found it very interesting being already aware of the story of Mary Jones and her Bible. There a nice cafe situated in the car-park.

Thank Jack D
Reviewed 6 July 2018

The story of Mary Jones is very inspiring and this is put across in interactive displays. There is a lot for children to do here with dressing up, sheets to fill in etc. There is also a play & picnic area with good parking which...More

Thank 544jules
Reviewed 22 June 2018

This little museum is well worth a visit. It tells the little known story of the 15 year old girl's barefoot 26 mile walk to purchase a bible. This led to the creation of a worldwide organisation - The Bible Society. The displays are excellent...More

Thank Ramblerron_10
Reviewed 18 June 2018

The car park is a pay and display but you do get your money back on visiting Mary Jones World which makes it a very reasonable place to visit. The cafe there is very good too. Very interesting displays and the staff are very helpful....More

1  Thank PollyK71
Reviewed 16 June 2018

I only found out about this place from a leaflet in the holiday cottage we were staying in over near Porthmadog. It seems to be a well- kept secret. The exhibition was most interesting. Of course we had known the story of Mary Jones and...More

1  Thank justmeYorkshire
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Christine K
8 July 2016|
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Response from Centre_Manager-BMJW1 | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. The nearest train station to Bala is Wrexham which is around 35 miles away from us but there are regular buses from Wrexham to Bala. We hope to welcome you to the centre in the near future!
Joan B
10 August 2015|
Response from Centre_Manager-BMJW1 | Property representative |
Hello Joan, the adult admission ticket is £4, a concession ticket is £3 and a child between the ages of 5-16yrs is £2.50. We also offer a family ticket which covers 2 adults and up to 4 children for £12. There is a £1... More