history museums in Mid Wales
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Mid Wales Museums & Galleries

including civic and independent art galleries and museums in Mid Wales...





Museums long ago ceased to be stuffy rooms full of glass cases containing bits of old pottery and fossilised bones. Today even most conventional museums include changing displays but over recent years there has been a growth in industrial and "living" museums. Here you can learn about local heritage, get a feel for how people lived and worked, the hardships they endured...

Galleries listed include not just civic galleries displaying publicly owned artworks, but also privately owned galleries with items for sale.

Mid Wales Museums and Galleries

 
blank tabANDREW LOGAN MUSEUM OF SCULPTUREMuseums & Galleries
Berriew, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8PJ
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The only museum in Europe dedicated to a living artist.

The Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture is the art of popular poetry and metropolitan glamour.

It provides the sort of glamorous moment or celebration for which many of us harbour unspoken longings.

Andrew Logan's magical world includes flowers, animals, planets & gods. Butterflies are larger than birds and a throne is velvet Lilly.

It is the art of popular poetry & metropolitan glamour.

Licence for group visits.

Various festivals throughout the year.
Tel: 01686 640689
E-mail: andrewdl@andrewlogan.com
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blank tabPOWIS CASTLE & GARDENMuseums & Galleries
Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF
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It has taken the Herbert family over four centuries to convert their former medieval fortress into the homelike family property you can visit today. Furnished with lavish fabrics and charming works of art from the world over, with the interior harking back to both the Elizabethan and Edwardian periods of English history. Visit the Clive Museum. Here you will discover the most unique assortment of Indian artefacts held in private hands! From weapons to a gold jewelled tiger's head, the largest collection of its kind in the United Kingdom. Renowned throughout the world, the gardens are an diverse mixture of Italianate terraces and herbaceous borders, the formal garden with clipped yews and woodlands boasting a number of champion trees.
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Tel: 01938 551929
Fax: 01938 554336
E-mail: powiscastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
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blank tabNATIONAL CYCLE MUSEUMMuseums & Galleries
The Automabile Palace, Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5DL


How big is a Penny Farthing's wheel? And just how uncomfortable were those early bikes compared with today's hi-tech versions? Travel back through time and see bicycles from 1819, such as the Hobby Horse, Boneshakers and Penny Farthings up to the most modern Raleigh cycles of today. See historic shop replicas including early lamp collections. Photographs, posters and enamel signs from days gone by. The Dunlop tyre story. Cycles through the ages on video. Displays on past racing stars such as Tom Simpson, Barry Hoban, Bill Bradley, Billie Dovey, Barry Clarke and George Fleming. Over 250 machines on display at any one time with a similar number held in the reserve collection or awaiting conservation and preparation for display, all with a story to tell.
Tel: 01597 825531    Fax: 01597 825531
E-mail: cycle.museum@care4free.net
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blank tabPOWYSLAND MUSEUMMuseums & Galleries
Canal Yard, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7AQ


The history and development of life in Montgomeryshire from prehistoric settlers to the 21st century. Housed in a carefully restored and renovated 19th century warehouse the museum has a programme of changing temporary exhibitions. On the ground floor, an exhibition of agricultural tools, stock-farming implements and dairying equipment. Also on show are collections depicting the development of the canal and the railway systems. A display of old photographs and maps gives a picturesque introduction to Welshpool and Montgomeryshire. Through the second room on the ground floor, which has changing exhibitions, the visitor can use the stair or lift to the first floor.
Tel: 01938 554656
E-mail: powysmuseums@powys.gov.uk
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Ceredigion Museum

Coliseum, Terrace Rd, Aberystwyth, SY23 2AQ
Tel: 01970 633088    Fax: 01970 633084
E-mail: museum@ceredigion.gov.uk

Local museum in a restored Edwardian theatre. Archaeology, furniture, seafaring, agriculture, reconstruction of a cottage, temporary art and other displays. 'Probably the most beautiful museum interior in Britain'.

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The Judge's Lodging

Broad St, Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2AD
Tel: 01544 260650    Fax: 01544 260652
E-mail
: info@judgeslodging.org.uk

Once called the most commodious and elegant apartments for a judge in all England and Wales (Lord Chief Justice Campbell, 1855), decay beckoned Radnorshire's disused Shire Hall into obscurity. Now, aided by an interior hardly touched by time and original furnishings discarded in attics, extensive research and restoration has re-awakened this Victorian fossil.

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Corris Railway And Museum

Station Yard, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 9SH
Tel: 01654 761303     E-mail: enquiries@corris.co.uk

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Textile Trail

Maesyfed, Penybont, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5UA
Tel: 01597 851951     E-mail: info@thomas-shop.com

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Moma Wales

Y Tabernacl, Heol Penrallt, Machynlleth Powys SY20 8AJ
Tel: 01654 703355     Fax: 01654 702160
E-mail: info@momawales.org.uk

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Thomas Shop

Maesyfed, Penybont, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5UA
Tel: 01597 851951     E-mail: info@thomas-shop.com

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Machinations

Old Village Hall, Llanbrynmair, SY19 7AA
Tel: 01650 511514

The museum of mechanical magic, be amazed by the interactive displays of all sizes. Cafe and timberkits shop also included.

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Oriel Gordon Miles Gallery

Unit 1, Glantwymyn, Workshop, Cemmaes Road, Machynlleth, Powys
Tel: 01650 511606   


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