Llanrwst Almshouses' 400th anniversary will be celebrated on 29 May 2010.
Jane Curran, Miss Hughes and another resident chat in the courtyard. Miss Hughes was known for her love of cats.
In the 17th century the men cooked round open fires in their rooms.
The insignia on the residents' cloaks reminded people of their benefactor, Sir John Wynne of Gwydir.
By the time women were admitted in the 1840s, things had become a little more comfortable.
The rooms didn't change much until the last resident left in the 1970s.
The last resident, Mary Delyn (harp), was so-called because she was married to harpist Reuben Roberts.
The museum has the workings of the Llanrwst town clock, formerly at The National History Museum (St Fagans), and removed when the town hall was demolished in 1964.
Wartime artefacts are a reminder of life in Llanrwst during World War II.
This eagle mosaic was created by local school children and inspired by Sir John Wynne's crest.
The swallow mosaic is a reference to the birds which nest in the almshouses each spring.