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Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture

Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture

Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture (ALMoS) (l-r large sculptures) Arum Lily, Cosmic Egg, Lulu Fountain
Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture

Museum, next open Fri 7 Dec 2018, £1.50-£3

Berriew,
Welshpool,
Powys,
SY21 8PJ

Details

“The nicest and friendliest Museum in the UK” - visitor

ALMoS is a wonderland, a fantastical jewelled treasure trove in Mid Wales and houses a glittering selection of artist sculptor Andrew Logan’s signature works: jewellery, original costumes and memorabilila from his Alternative Miss World, the 4m tall Cosmic Egg, a ‘shrine’ to the late Divine and much more.

Andrew Logan has been working magic with shattered shards of broken glass (“it has an energy like no other material, the humble grain of sand transforms to glamourous glass”), found objects, jewels and sparkle, creating dazzling artworks for over 40 years. From tiny ear-rings, shoes and figures, to huge scale Eggs, Moons, Suns via sensitive and remarkably life-like portraiture, his work is playful and intriguing, breath-taking and wonderous. To walk into the Museum is to enter another world, a place of joy and possibilities.

Andrew's legendary, influential Alternative Miss World ('a surreal art event for all round family entertainment' explains Andrew) began in 1972. On Saturday 20 October, with the theme of Pyschedelic Peace, Shakespeare's Globe, London hosts 2018's Alternative Miss World. Andrew appears as split-down-the-middle host and hostess, a master of ceremonies over the daywear, evening wear, swimwear and personality interviews of the entrants. This is a competition about transformation, not beauty - anyone can enter (winners include a robot), all judged on poise, personality and originality. Past guests, hosts, competitors and judges include Derek Jarman, David Hockney, Zandra Rhodes, Grayson Perry, Divine and Leigh Bowery. Andrew's host and hostess outfits, his sparkling Crown Jewels and thrones, handmade by Andrew for each Alternative Miss World winner, form part of the Museum collection.

ALMoS takes you on a journey through Andrew Logan's work: earliest pieces undertaken whilst an architecture student; those commissioned (Ballet Rambert, GLC); work inspired by friends, family, extensive travels and love for, particularly, Egypt and India; and, of course, the Alternative Miss Worlds. There are musical sculptures, moving sculptures, those concerning royalty, containing the other-worldly and the everyday – all utterly enthralling.

“Andrew Logan is a very special kind of artist, a sort of one-of-a-kind kind of artist. Everybody seems to like his work, and it isn’t hard to see why… it’s gorgeous, desirable, funny, and makes you feel happy. Nobody seems to have any difficulty with it, except to wonder guiltily if art should really be this much fun, this lovely…” Brian Eno

The Museum, shop and cafe are open June to September, Saturdays and Sundays 12noon - 4pm.
Plus Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday and August Bank Holiday Monday 12 noon - 4pm.
Open at other times by appointment.

Tickets £3, £1.50 concessions, £8 family ticket.
Annual Jewellery Extravaganza every August Bank Holiday Sunday (£5) – contact us if you'd like to be a volunteer model or helper. Free activity trails available.

The Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture is available for hire or as a marriage ceremony venue, for private hire and workshops.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteAccepts groups

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

We are an Accredited Museum and members of Mid Wales Tourism, Federation of Museums and Art Galleries in Wales and the Association of Independent Museums.

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Fri 7 Dec 2018 Fri 20:00 to 23:00
Sat 27 - Mon 29 Apr 2019 Mon 12:00 to 16:00 | Sat - Sun 12:00 to 16:00
Sat 1 Jun - Sun 29 Sep 2019 Sat - Sun 12:00 to 16:00
Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday, plus June, July, August & September Saturdays, Sundays & August Bank Holiday Monday - 12:00 - 16:00. Open at other times by appointment.


Prices

£3.00 Adults
£8.00 Families
£1.50 Children, Students and Concessions


Address

Berriew,
Welshpool,
Powys,
SY21 8PJ

Location and nearby places

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Map reference: SJ 183008  Lat: 52.59799 Long: -3.20213

Located in Berriew, off the A483 Welshpol/Newtown road. Next to the river and The Talbot pub.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Welshpool station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

We are an Accredited Museum and members of Mid Wales Tourism, Federation of Museums and Art Galleries in Wales and the Association of Independent Museums.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesGravel
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesRamp

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 4
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit
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