Adam Hart-Davies – BBC science-history presenter
The Exhibition tells the story of the two famous bridges, the engineers who designed them and the craftsmen who built them and what happened next.
Thomas Telford and Robert Stephenson developed pioneering bridge designs and constructed road and rail crossings over the treacherous waters of the Menai Strait. They changed the nature of the journey between Dublin and London forever!
- See artefacts from the original bridges
- Watch films of the reconstruction of the bridges
- Try building a bridge or test your knowledge and do the quiz
- Find out about the men, women and children involved with building of the Britannia Bridge. Were any of your ancestors involved with the building of the Bridges? Did they come into the area or leave it because of the Bridges?
- Search the photographs for local people involved with the Bridges
- Extend your visit with a walk over and under the Suspension Bridge or find the lions on the Britannia Bridge
- Browse our Bookshelf and Art Gallery
- Find out about what lies beneath the water and why the Menai Strait is so important for wildlife
We will be reopening the exhibition on 14 July 2021, in a Covid-safe manner. To manage the number of visitors, please book a timeslot to visit at Eventbrite.
Admission charges – £3.00 per adult, children under 16 free
- study the photographs in our Collection
- see the research that has been done on the men women and children who were part of the building the iconic structures
- trace the commercial development of Menai Bridge
- learn the story of shipping in the Straits
- see the memorabilia collected from local residents