Why is a project needed?
Aberconwy House has seen many changes in display or interpretation since the mid-1990s. The way museums and heritage buildings are enjoyed by all visitors has also changed. We’re seeing more family visits and we’d like to take a different approach to sharing the fascinating history of this special place. We also want to act as a space for the local community to use.
Why is Aberconwy House so special?
A Conwy landmark
Built in the 14th century, Aberconwy House is the only surviving medieval merchant's house in Conwy. It consists of two lower floors of stone which support a half-timbered upper storey that jetties out over the street.
Little is known about the early history of the house but it came into the care of the National Trust in 1934. It was previously purchased by Alexander Campbell Blair who saved it from being packed up and shipped to the United States of America.