image for Exhibition Centre item typeMOMA Machynlleth at Y Tabernacl

MOMA Machynlleth

MOMA Machynlleth

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Exhibition Centre



Penrallt Street,
SY20 8AJ

Events at this Venue


The Tabernacle was converted in the mid-1980s from a Wesleyan chapel into a centre for the performing arts. Since then MOMA MACHYNLLETH has grown up alongside it in seven beautiful exhibition spaces and throughout the year MOMA MACHYNLLETH shows Modern Welsh Art, in a series of constantly changing exhibitions featuring Wales’ top artists.

Since The Tabernacle opened in 1986 the Trust has built up a Permanent Collection of works by artists from 1900 with the emphasis on artists living or working in Wales. The Trust’s policy has been to acquire works from exhibitions in MOMA MACHYNLLETH. Currently there are over 280 works in the collection which is regularly exhibited as part of the exhibition programme. Works from the growing Tabernacle Collection are shown in rotation. In July every year artists are invited to enter a new work in the Tabernacle Art Competition. Expert judges and then the public choose the winners.

Throughout the year MOMA MACHYNLLETH shows Modern Welsh Art, featuring leading artists from Wales, works from the growing Tabernacle Collection, and in August selected entries from the Tabernacle Art Competition. Many of the works of art are for sale.

The Auditorium of The Tabernacle has perfect acoustics and pitch-pine pews to seat 350 people. It is ideal for chamber and choral music, drama, lectures and conferences. A fine Steinway grand piano has been purchased. Translation booths, recording facilities and a cinema-screen have been installed; the oak-beamed Foyer has a bar; and extensive access for the disabled has been made possible by a lift.

The Machynlleth Festival takes place in the Auditorium in late August every year. During the week eminent performers take part in a wide range of events, from choral singing and jazz to chamber music and poetry readings. Special features are the Hallstatt Lecture on some aspect of Celtic culture and the Glyndwr Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Arts in Wales.

For the rest of the year the centre can be hired for performances, rehearsals and gatherings. Ty Llyfnant houses music teaching rooms and an art studio while the Green Room doubles as a lecture room where Lifelong Learning classes are held. Superb self-catering accommodation for up to four people can be found at walking distance in the New Barn within Royal House.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Map reference: SH 745009  Lat: 52.59167 Long: -3.85261

By Train: Machynlleth is on the Cambrian main line route across Mid-Wales with services to and from Aberystwyth and to and from Shrewsbury linking with Birmingham and London Euston. From Machynlleth the Cambrian Coast Line also runs up the Cardigan Bay coast to Pwllheli,

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Machynlleth station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
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