image for Museum item typeRhayader Museum and Gallery

Children listening to oral histories

Children listening to oral histories

Listerning to oral histories

Museum, £3-£4


East Street,

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Rhayader Museum and Gallery has been described as a little gem. There is a strong focus on the history of the local area, including the Cambrian Mountains and the Elan Valley.

The exhibitions show how landscape and people have shaped the community as it is now. Don't be fooled by the small factory unit exterior. Inside you will find interactive displays, plenty of stories to listen to about the area from local people and films to watch, along with displays of objects.

It is run as an independent museum by a charity - hence the entry fee. There is a strong focus on the arts which means that the interpretation for exhibitions can be very different to what you might expect from a local museum. It is only by visiting that you will be able to see that it lives up to its reputation.

Local artists and craft people supply the shop with original and sometimes unusual gifts. There is also an interesting selection of books for a holiday read or to take home as a memento.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening Details

Open all the time

Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm, Closed Mondays


Under 16s - FREE
Adults £4.00
Concessions £3.00
Family Ticket £12.00 (2 adults and 2 children)



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Map reference: SN 973680  Lat: 52.30139 Long: -3.50636

Rhayader is located on the main A44 and A470 roads, and the museum is located on East Street directly opposite the fire station.

Local public transport operates in the area, and can be accessed from the bus station via a footpath through town.
The nearest train station is Llandrindod Wells or Pen-y-Bont.

Several cycle routes pass close to the town; NCN route 825, Radnor ring, NCN route 8, Lon Las Cymru, Lon Cambria and Lon Teifi.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 9 miles from Llandrindod Wells station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
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