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Heritage Centre:Heritage Centre & Cafe at Mary Jones World

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Inside Mary Jones World

Inside Mary Jones World

Inside Mary Jones World

Visitor Centre, £3-£5

LL23 7YF



Mary Jones World in Bala is an award-winning state of the art visitor centre and cafe that tells the story of Mary Jones and Thomas Charles, and the impact of world's best-selling book – on Wales and the world!

Step back in time, follow Mary's journey, and explore what happened next through multi-media and interactive displays, exhibits and activities in our redeveloped Grade 2-listed building.

Set on the edge of Llyn Tegid (Bale Lake), with an on-site cafe, picnic area, facilities and children’s playground, Mary Jones World offers a great time out for children and adults alike.

Café Tegid offers a selection of hot drinks, tasty homemade cakes and light lunches from local suppliers. The café is open to everyone – you can enjoy the cafe without visiting the centre. Group bookings are available on request.

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

The centre is open from April 3 – October 31 Tuesday – Sunday plus Bank Holidays between 10am and 5pm (last entry 4pm).

Group Bookings: Mary Jones World opens for Pre-booked Group Bookings throughout the winter.


Adults: £5.00
Children: £3.00
Concessions: £3.25
Family: £12.75 (Up to 2 adults and 2 children under 16)

Car Park: (fees refunded with any purchase)
Up to 2 hours: £1.00
Over 2 hours: £3.00
Coaches: £3.00

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LL23 7YF


Plan route to Mary Jones World using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 914349  Lat: 52.90117 Long: -3.61599

Travel south from Bala on the A494 for a mile; entrance on left, just before the Llanycil village sign.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed