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image for Museum item typeWorkhouse History Centre at Y Dolydd Llanfyllin Workhouse

Llanfyllin Workhouse

Llanfyllin Workhouse

The boys' courtyard at the Workhouse

Historic House, free entry

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Contact

John Hainsworth

01691 860549

Address

Y Dolydd,
Llanfyllin,
Powys,
SY22 5LD

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Details

The Workhouse History Centre, created with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund, is a new attraction opening on 14 May 2016. It tells the story of the Workhouse and the Poor Law as they affected adults and children through varied bilingual displays and through a 30-minute film, in English or Welsh: the ghost of the first Master leads the visitor through the building and introduces other ghosts. A printed trail guides families around the four courtyards. Llanfyllin Workhouse is owned by a charitable trust and is being developed as a community enterprise. We have created a bunkhouse, gallery and Venue, house small business and craft units and hire spaces for corporate and music events, weddings, parties and courses. Our 6-acre site is being developed to benefit wildlife whilst remaining available for outdoor events including the Workhouse Party in July, a Bioblitz in August and monthly horse shows in the summer.

Disabled accessEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Historic workhouse building in a rural setting with visitor centre, displays and film to view, information panels. Large car park; venue; gallery; bookshop, catering facilities; courtyards; garden; 6-acre field. Bunkhouse accommodation for up to 26.

Opening details

The Workhouse History Centre is open daily from 15 May 2016. There is free outdoor access to the rest of the site unless a special event is taking place.

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SJ 150186  Lat: 52.75829 Long: -3.26096

By road: from the East, head towards Llanfyllin on the A490 and our entrance is on the right 1 mile before the town. From the West: drive through the town and our entrance is on the left. Please note your satnav will show us on the other side.
By public transport: Tanat Valley Motors Services 72 and 74. You can ask the bus to stop outside the Workhouse.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 9 miles from Welshpool station

Facilities

  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Historic workhouse building in a rural setting with visitor centre, displays and film to view, information panels. Large car park; venue; gallery; bookshop, catering facilities; courtyards; garden; 6-acre field. Bunkhouse accommodation for up to 26.

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