‘There are two kinds of mussels found in the Conwy from which pearls are obtained…’ The History of the Town of Aberconwy (1835).
Conwy was once one of the most important pearl fisheries in the country. In the early 19th Century over 4 kilos of pearls from Conwy mussels were sent each week to jewellers in London. Musseling in Conwy today is still carried out in the traditional way. Why not visit us on the Quay and:
- Learn about the history of pearl fishing from Roman times
- Discover whose crown once housed a Conwy pearl
- Find out how mussels are harvested today
- See the state-of-the-art mussel purification tanks
- Find out how to enjoy this tasty treat – considered by some to be an aphrodisiac!
- Easter -1st September
- Daily 10.30-4.30
Conwy Mussel Museum
Directions: On the Quay at Conwy
Access: Wheelchair access throughout
The Purification Plant
The Quay Conwy