An exhibition exploring Wales’s most famous mountain opens in a Chester museum this week.

Named Retracing Footsteps - The Changing Landscape of Yr Wyddfa/Snowdon, the exhibit will be unveiled to the public on Saturday, June 15 at the Grosvenor Museum.

Yr Wyddfa receives around 650,000 visitors each year and is considered one of the world’s busiest mountains.

The exhibition delves into the historic experience of the mountain, with visitor books dating back to the 19th Century offering invaluable insight through prose, poetry, and various sketches.

The event is the second phase of a research project co-led by Dr Cian Quayle, associate professor in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Dr Daniel Bos, senior lecturer in Human Geography from the University of Chester.

Yr Wyddfa/Snowdon Panorama. Cian Quayle. 70 x 180 cm Gelatin-silver photograph.   (Image: Supplied)

The exhibits are based on Dr Bos’s comprehensive research regarding 19th Century Snowdon summit hotel visitor books, where tourists documented their experiences of ascending Yr Wyddfa.

Dr Quayle curated the first iteration of the project, which was exhibited at CASC in Castlefield Gallery New Arts Spaces: Chester at the end of last year.

The current exhibition at the Grosvenor Museum runs until Sunday, September 15.

The exhibition includes a collection of paintings, prints and drawings related to the North Wales landscape and Yr Wyddfa, selected from the Grosvenor Museum's art collection.

The exhibit also features photographs taken by BA Photography graduates Emma Petruzzelli and Jane Evans.

Ewan Lahey, an International Relations student, has partnered with Dr Bos to further analyse the Visitor Books, which are held in Archives and Special Collections at Bangor University.

The project has also facilitated the digitisation of these materials, featuring a prototype Contemporary Visitor Book created by BA Graphic Design student, Eleanor O'Grady, alongside Dr Alan Summers.

This book, designed to collect stories, anecdotes, and even drawings and poems, encourages the museum's visitors to reflect upon and record their experience of the mountain and the North Wales landscape through their visit to the exhibition.

Chair of Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park Authority Tim Jones opened a preview event, signalling the team’s future collaboration with the Park Authority to investigate the social and cultural experience of the mountain as it is experienced today at Hafod Eryri and Betws-y-Coed Visitor Centres.

A talk about the exhibition by Dr Bos, Dr Quayle and Dr Summers takes place during the University’s Festival of Ideas on Thursday, July 4 from 7pm.

Dr Bos said: "Cian and I would like to thank all the colleagues, graduates and students who have worked with us on this exhibition.

"It has been a rewarding collaborative experience."