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Culture and Arts in Mid Wales

The landscapes of Mid and West Coast Wales have inspired many artists. Visit museums, galleries and exhibitions featuring groundbreaking national and international works of art; showcasing some of the finest work from Welsh Artists and Makers in a variety of mediums.

Find unique items to buy that have been handcrafted with care; perhaps a gift for someone else, or a reminder of your visit to Mid Wales to take home.

Plenty of museums and galleries for you to discover ...

Museums and Galleries

Newtown Textile Museum

Newtown Textile Museum

Newtown

The exhibition looks at the process from wool to yarn, it tells the history of the woollen industry in Newtown, the consequences for the town and its people and it includes other related industries such as tanning and clog-making.

Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture

Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture

Welshpool

Experience the amazing fantasy wonderland with sculptures of goddesses and royalty. Visit Andrew Logan's imagination. School visits, private hire and wedding bookings welcome at all times. Special events and workshops held.

King Arthur's Labyrinth

King Arthurs Labyrinth

Machynlleth

Set sail through the cascading veil of an underground waterfall and discover a magical place where tales from the mists of time are retold. Tales of Dragons, Giants and the Legendary King Arthur. New for 2017 - Dragon River.

The Lion Street Gallery

The Lion Street Gallery

Hay-on-Wye

The Lion Street Gallery is based only 50 yards from the clock tower in the famous book town of Hay-on-Wye.

Cloette (Brum!)

Cloverlands Model Car Museum

Montgomery

A lifetime’s collection by one lady motorist assembled as motoring heritage par excellence, since her father gave her two model cars for a birthday present Another nine collections some 2000 items have been added since opening in 2015

CAT Water Powered Cliff Railway

Centre For Alternative Technology

Machynlleth

This eco-centre features hands-on displays and working examples of sustainable living, alternative technologies and organic growing. A ride on a water-balanced cliff railway starts off a fun and inspiring day out.

National Wool Museum

National Wool Museum

Llandysul

The National Wool Museum displays tell the story of the Woollen Industry through working machinery, archive material, and exciting hands-on displays and textile gallery.

Internal Fire Museum of Power

Internal Fire Museum of Power

Cardigan

The Internal Fire Museum collection covers early oil engines through to gas turbines but with the emphasis on diesel power from the 1920s to the 1960s. Exhibits are displayed in as near to original working environment.

MOMA Machynlleth

Y Tabernacl

Machynlleth

MOMA WALES (Museum Of Modern Art, Wales) flourishes in four beautiful galleries alongside The Tabernacle, a former Wesleyan chapel which opened as a centre for the performing arts in 1986.

Mary Jones World

Mary Jones World

Bala

Mary Jones World is a new state of the art visitor and education centre that tells the story of Mary Jones and Thomas Charles, and the impact of world's best-selling book – on Wales and the world!

Ghosts of the Workhouse

Workhouse History Centre

Llanfyllin

One of the best preserved Victorian workhouses in Britain, in a beautiful rural setting. Displays on the Poor Law and Life in the Workhouse for children and adults including 'Ghosts of the Workhouse', a half-hour film in English or Welsh.

National Library of Wales

The National Library of Wales

Aberystwyth

The National Library is one of the great libraries of the world. Since 1911 it has enjoyed the right to collect, free of charge, a copy of every printed work published in Britain and Ireland

Llandrindod Wells

Llandrindod Wells

Llandrindod Wells

Llandrindod Wells, or 'Landod' as it is known to locals, is the administrative centre of Powys and one of its largest towns. As the name suggests, it owes its origins to the spring waters that were recognised to have healing properties.

The Oriel Gallery

Oriel Davies Gallery

Newtown

A contemporary art gallery in the heart of Wales. Oriel Davies Gallery is the largest and most significant visual arts venue in the region, and a key gallery of Wales, showing groundbreaking national and international art and craft.

Narrow Guage Railway Museum

Narrow Gauge Railway Museum

Tywyn

The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum is an important collection of artifacts relating to Narrow Gauge Railways in the British Isles. From complete locomotives to tickets, it is a unique and comprehensive record of these fascinating railways.

Children listening to oral histories

Rhayader Museum and Gallery (CARAD)

Rhayader

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.

Machinations - Automata Exhibition

Machinations

Llanbrynmair

Machinations has something for everyone, a play barn to bounce off energy, a rabbit village where you can feed and stroke the animals and the model museum where you can turn handles, push buttons and watch everything work.

Rhiannon Celtic Design Centre

Rhiannon Centre

Tregaron

In the heart of a small Welsh speaking town surrounded by spectacular scenery, the Rhiannon Celtic Design Centre is an outstanding showcase of all that is best in Welsh jewellery, arts and crafts.

Tea room

Erwood Station Gallery

Builth Wells

Erwood Station Gallery showcases the very best in contemporary craft and applied arts in Wales and the Borders. Set in two thousand square feet of exhibition space housed within a railway station and 3 vintage carriages.

National Cycle Collection

National Cycle Museum

Llandrindod Wells

Journey through the lanes of cycle history and see bicycles from 1819, such as the Hobby Horse, Boneshakers and Penny Farthings, up to the most modern Carbon Fibre machines of today.

Small World Theatre

Wales is known as the land of song and a visit to one of our many local theatres to take is a play, performance or show is a great way to take in the local culture.

Mid Wales Theatres

Arts & Crafts Events

RSPB Ynys-hir

Sat 14 Oct - Sun 12 Nov 2017

Machynlleth 01654 704119

 
 
 
 
Ffair Grefftau ac Anrhegion Gaeaf

Fri 20 Oct - Sat 23 Dec 2017

Aberystwyth 01970 623232

 
 
 
Make | Play | Share

Wed 23 Aug 2017 - Sat 27 Jan 2018

Newtown 01686625041

 
 

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Exhibitions & Galleries

The Lion Street Gallery

The Lion Street Gallery

Hay-on-Wye

The Lion Street Gallery is based only 50 yards from the clock tower in the famous book town of Hay-on-Wye.

MOMA Machynlleth

MOMA Machynlleth

Machynlleth

MOMA WALES (Museum Of Modern Art, Wales) flourishes in four beautiful galleries alongside The Tabernacle, a former Wesleyan chapel which opened as a centre for the performing arts in 1986.

The Oriel Gallery

Oriel Davies Gallery

Newtown

A contemporary art gallery in the heart of Wales. Oriel Davies Gallery is the largest and most significant visual arts venue in the region, and a key gallery of Wales, showing groundbreaking national and international art and craft.

Art Gallery

Art Gallery

Tregaron

The Art Gallery, located in the stunning atrium of the Rhiannon Centre, aims to showcase the talent of Welsh artists, both local and of international repute.

Tea room

Erwood Station Gallery

Builth Wells

Erwood Station Gallery showcases the very best in contemporary craft and applied arts in Wales and the Borders. Set in two thousand square feet of exhibition space housed within a railway station and 3 vintage carriages.

Encaustic Art Course

Beginners Encaustic Art Course

Bala

Encaustic painting is great fun and is achievable for most people. On my encaustic art course you will learn how to use an iron and stylus - you will be amazed at the pleasure this art form can give.

Encaustic Painting

Melanie Williams Encaustic Gallery

Bala

Art studio open to the public by arrangement. Please contact me to make arrangments to view the artwork.

Experiences / Themed Holidays

Themed Holidays in Mid Wales

Fancy trying your hand at something different? or looking for a unique gift idea?

Have a look at a number of properties that offer fabulous 'themed holidays' from singing holidays to art escapes. Wildlife trips to fishing breaks

Themed Holiday Breaks

Latest Accommodation Updates

Gwesty Cymru

Gwesty Cymru

Luxury Welsh hotel situated at the centre of Aberystwyth's promenade in Ceredigion. Inviting, fresh and stylish with 8 bedrooms featuring LCD televisions, wifi and Egyptian cotton linen. Seafront terraced restaurant serves local food.

Entrance

Penygelli Apartments

1 Mile from Newtown town centre. Dog friendly accommodation with an 8 acre field for walking, Great for small groups (up to 4) or couples looking to get away. Barbeque, Fire Pit, Wifi, Full Sky Package, Kitchen, Ample Parking

Caban Cwtch - Swedish Wooden Lodge

Caban Cwtch

Caban Cwtch is a scandinavian style woodland cabin in the heart of the beautiful West Wales countryside at Cenarth. Architect designed in 1973, and renovated with retro and designer furnishings, the cabin is a simple, fun place to stay.

Richmond Hotel

The Richmond

The Richmond boasts the prime seafront location on the main Aberystwyth Promenade overlooking Cardigan Bay and is at the heart of town. All room have ensuite facilities. The hotel has its own large private car park.

Harry's Hotel, Bar & Bistro

Harry's Hotel, Bar & Bistro

Harry's Hotel and Restaurant is ideally located in the heart of Aberystywth, a busy University Town. Enjoy the delights of Harry's restaurant where Chefs, uses only the finest local ingredients.

Llangoed Hall

Llangoed Hall

Llangoed Hall Hotel is set within 17 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. It is the 'home from home' that you would expect from your 'best friend's Country House'.

Parc yr Hebog

Parc yr Hebog Cottages

Set in a peaceful rural setting and enjoying breathtaking views of adjacent farmland and distant hills Parc yr Hebog (The Kestrel’s Paddock) offers a comfortable and friendly place to relax in style and enjoy time on your own terms.

The relaxing garden at Bodiwan B&B, Bala, Gwynedd

Bodiwan

Bodiwan is located in Bala a short walk from local shops, restaurants and the lake. This grade II listed historic building is run by Mark and Sarah as a modern, friendly, family bed and breakfast.

House in setting

Glan y Gro

Recently opened by new owners Robert & Ann, Glan Y Gro Bed & Breakfast (4*) is uniquely situated on the shore of Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) and offers guests a place to find rest, peace and tranquility in totally beautiful surroundings.

Spinnaker Luxury Sea View Apartment

Aberdovey Cottages & Sea View Holidays

Our Sea View Properties are centrally located, overlooking the golden sandy beach of Aberdovey, sitting on the shore of the stunning Dyfi Estuary, with views of the Cambrian Mountains in the backdrop, what better place to relax and unwind?

Otago 3 open plan lounge

Otago 3 Sea View Apartment

Second floor self catering sea front holiday apartment in Aberdovey. Overlooking the beach with fab views! Close to all amenities. Bed linen and one car parking permit provided. Short breaks available on request. One pet permitted.

Spinnaker Luxury Sea View Apartment

Spinnaker Luxury Sea View Apartment

Visit Wales 4* Fabulous well equipped Luxury Sea Front Apartment in Aberdovey / Aberdyfi in a very central location. Perfect for two but can sleep 4. One Car Parking Permit and Wi-Fi included.

Seascape View Lounge with Stunning Views

Seascape View

A fabulous ground floor apartment with spectacular views overlooking the village of Aberdyfi and Cardigan Bay. One dog is permitted by prior arrangement at £21 per stay / per week. Wi- Fi included as standard.

Sea Views from Min y Mor 4 Bedroom

Min y Mor 4 Sea View Apartment

Second floor self catering sea front holiday apartment in Aberdovey. Overlooking the beach with excellent views! Close to all amenities. Bed linen and one car parking permit provided. Short breaks available upon request. One pet welcome.

Min y Mor 5 Lounge

Min y Mor 5 Sea View Apartment

VW 4* Self Catering Sea Front Holiday Apartment in Aberdovey. Popular with couples, excellent panoramic views! Central Location. Bed linen, Wi-Fi and one car parking permit provided. Short breaks available on request. Sorry no pets

Great Views fro Min y Mor 3 Sea View

Min y Mor 3 Sea View Apartment

Second floor seafront self catering holiday apartment in Aberdovey. Overlooking the beach with excellent views! Close to all amenities. Bed linen and one car parking permit provided and Short breaks available upon request. One pet welcome.

Chatts Cottage

Chatts Cottage

Self catering holiday cottage in Aberdovey. Centrally located close to shops, pubs, restaurants and beach. Cottage dates back to 1830 and recently refurbished retaining old world charm. 4 bedrooms, sleeps 6+2. Wi-Fi included as standard.

Great Sea Views from Min y Mor 2

Min y Mor 2 Sea View Apartment

First floor seafront self catering holiday apartment in Aberdovey. overlooking the main beach with excellent views! Close to all amenities. Bed linen and one car parking permit provided. Short breaks available upon request. One pet welcome

Min y Mor 1 Sea View Ground Floor Apartment

Min y Mor 1 Ground Floor Apartment

Ground floor Self Catering Apartment, sea front location opposite the main sandy beach at Aberdovey. Bed linen, heating, electricity, complimentary Wi Fi & car parking pass all included in the price

Aelfor 2 Lounge

Aelfor 2 Sea View Apartment

First floor self catering seafront holiday apartment. Overlooking the beach with excellent sea views! Central Location. Bed linen and one car parking permit provided and free Wi-Fi. Short breaks available upon request. One Pet permitted.

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