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Culture & Arts Mid Wales
Culture and Arts

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

Robert Owen Memorial Museum

Robert Owen Memorial Museum

Newtown

Robert Owen was one of the most influential thinkers and social reformers of his time. The Robert Owen Museum in Newtown, Powys houses a collection of objects, pictures and written material relating to the life of Robert Owen.

Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture

Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture

Welshpool

“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.

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.

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.

Crickhowell Information Centre

Crickhowell Information Centre

Crickhowell

The Crickhowell Resource Centre includes a Tourist Information Centre, a coffee bar, Oriel CRiC Gallery, public access computers and conference facilities and office facilites.

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.

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.

King Arthur's Labyrinth

King Arthurs Labyrinth

Machynlleth

Sail through the magical veil of an underground waterfall into a mythical world filled with dragons, giants, fierce battles and the legendary King Arthur. Welsh legends unfold as you're guided through the Labyrinth by a Dark Age Boatman.

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.

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.

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!

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.

National Library of Wales

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Telescope

The Spaceguard Centre

Knighton

The Spaceguard Centre is a working observatory, and the main source of information about near Earth objects in the UK. Guided tours Wed - Sun at 10.30am (1st May - 30th Sep) 2pm, 4pm all year.

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.

Arrive by CAT's water-balanced cliff railway

Centre For Alternative Technology

Machynlleth

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre with seven acres of hands-on displays, examples of environmentally responsible building, renewable energy, organic gardens and kids’ holiday activities.

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.

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Exhibitions & Galleries

The Oriel CRiC Gallery

Oriel CRIK Gallery

Crickhowell

The Oriel CRiC Gallery upstairs in the CRiC is a beautiful space which showcases creative excellence at its best.

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.

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.

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.

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

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Gwynfan

Gwynfan

Boasting panoramic views this very spacious well appointed single storey property enjoys a secluded rural setting on a working farm. Sleeps 6 in 3 bedroom. Sumptuous leather reclining sofas in large lounge. Hot tub and pets welcome

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'.

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.

Penbeili Mawr Farm Holiday Cottages

Penbeili Mawr Farm Holiday Cottages

Dairy Cottage (sleeps 6) and Stable Cottage (sleeps 4) each have large, fenced, child friendly gardens and Cowshed Cottage (sleeps 2) has a gated garden at the front and a private courtyard at the rear.

Cyfie Farm

Cyfie Farm

Minutes from fairytale Lake Vyrnwy, Cyfie Farm offers excellent five star self-catering accommodation in four luxury cottages. With spectacular views overlooking the Vyrnwy Valley

Cartref Guest House

Cartref Guest House

Cartref is a stylish and comfortable guest House in the picturesque sea side village of Aberdovey. Our aim is to provide 4* comforts on a small scale for the visitor who wants restful, contemporary interiors while still enjoying the charm

Red Kite Cottage - Aberystwyth

Red Kite Cottage (Bwthyn Barcud Coch)

Renovated 12th Century Grange Farm barn close to Nant Yr Arian Visitor centre situated at the head of the Melindwr Valley with fabulous views and easy access for walking, bird watching and cycling.

Troedyrhiw Holiday Cottages

Troedyrhiw Holiday Cottages

Troedyrhiw Holiday Cottages are situated in south west Wales approximately 5 miles north of Cardigan. The cottages are part of a 13 acre smallholding nestling in a picturesque wooded valley of the Nant Arberth.

Cynfal Farm Cottages

Cynfal Farm Cottages

A perfect holiday location for couples or families seeking something rather special. Three luxury self catering accommodations.

Farmhouse

Brynarth Country Guest House

17th Century 8 acre property in the foothills of Cambrian Mountains, south of Aberystwyth, near the coast, The Ystwyth & Elan Valleys. Great birdwatching, walking, stunning scenery. Licensed Snug Bar.

Gwerniago Camping & Touring Park

Gwerniago Campsite

Gwerniago campsite is located in the heartland of rural Wales,between Machynlleth and Aberdovey on a working farm,run by a Welsh speaking family.Campfires allowed,parking by tent.Ideal base for beaches,mountains, countryside & bird watching

Farmhouse overlooking swimming pool

Trenewydd Farm Cottages B&B

We welcome guests to stay in Trenewydd Farmhouse or enjoy the privacy of your own Cottage in a relaxed and informal ambience. Excellent facilities on site including hot tub spas, swimming pool, free Wi-Fi. Near beaches and Coastal Path.

4 poster bedroom

Ffynnon Cadno

A warm welcome awaits you at Ffynnon Cadno. Located in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains close to Devils Bridge and Aberystwyth, a perfect place to explore Mid Wales. Red kites guaranteed & ideal for mountain biking at Nantyrarian.

Rm 7 - Einion House Bed and Breakfast

Einion House

Scenic Views to Sea - 4 star Georgian B&B, Southern Snowdonia, nr Dolgellau opposite Barmouth. Beach 5mins walk from B&B. The Mawddach Trail, Wales Coastal Path, Blue Lake, & Sensational sunsets. Great Walks & Cycle trails.

Sunset for romantic evenings.

Luxury Lodges Wales

The lodges are situated in a peaceful and tranquil setting over-looking the Trannon valley, Mid Wales and provide sumptuous accommodation to a 5-star standard. Sited on a eighty-acre estate with two wild-life ponds.

KItchen

Maes Bach

Luxury 4*, 4 bed Boutique style house. Communal Kitchen and Lounge available. Private Parking. 5 minutes away from Town Centre and Train Station

The Coach House Brecon front exterior

The Coach House

Coach houses were traditionally warm and welcoming places. This particular example is one of a new breed, offering contemporary townhouse accommodation. The Coach house is one of only 2% in the country that hold the five star GOLD award

Elens Castle early evening

Elen's Castle Hotel

Elen's Castle Hotel was once an 18th century coaching inn. Perfectly located, historical yet modernised hotel, peaceful, village setting away from the crush of tourists, excellent food and great bar with local gins, whiskeys and craft ale

Maeswalter

Maeswalter

17thC farmhouse with exposed beams. Outstanding views across the Senni Valley. A haven for wildlife and an ideal place to relax. Ground floor bedroom with bathroom available. Disabled cottage sleeps 2 also available.

Beudy Bendigaid

Beudy Bendigaid

Set in 6 acres of private grounds, the cottage is a former stone barn/cowshed which has been converted to a stylish mix of old and new interior design. The grounds includes a large stocked lily pond and walks. 6 minutes drive from coast.

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