Llandudno Museum

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Open to the public

Museum or gallery in Conwy

100 artworks

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The Museum has approximately 100 oil paintings of varying types but most are landscapes from 1870 to the mid-1920s. They were originally a bequest from a benefactor, Francis Chardon, who was a painter and collector of the Victorian/Edwardian eras. There are only a few examples of his own oils as he worked mostly in pastels. We do not add to the painting collection as such as we have over the years concentrated in the history of Llandudno and District. One of the works is a fine competent showpiece by Attilio Pratella, of a vegetable market scene in Naples. Chardon studied painting there and this explains our Italian connection. Another, more local scene shows rocks on the west shore in Llandudno, by J. C. Salmon, one of the artists associated with the Conwy Valley Group.

Chardon House, 17–19 Gloddaeth Street, Llandudno, Conwy LL30 2DD Wales


01492 876517

Llandudno Museum is a small independent, Registered Charity (No. 217013) and Registered Museum. Some of the paintings are displayed. Someone wishing to see a painting in the store area must make an appointment with the custodian. Our current opening times are Easter to October 31st, Tuesday to Saturday and Bank Holidays, 10.30am–1pm and 2pm–5pm, and Sunday 2.15pm–5pm. Winter times are Tuesday to Saturday 1.30pm–4.30pm. We close for approximately two weeks during Christmas and New Year. The Museum is situated five minutes’ walk from the pier entrance along Gloddaeth Street and there are pay and display parking spaces 2 minutes further along.