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The Lion Street Gallery

6 Lion Street, Hay-On-Wye, Powys, HR3 5AA, Tel: 01497 822900, Email, www.lionstreetgallery.co.uk

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

 
 
 
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Maesmawr, Caersws, Powys, SY17 5SB, Tel: 0844 351 1295, Email, www.midwalesarts.org.uk

Showcasing some of the finest work from Welsh Artists and Makers in a variety of mediums. Free Entry

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  • Rail station: Caersws (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Llanfyllin Workhouse (Y Dolydd)
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Y Dolydd, Llanfyllin, Powys, SY22 5LD, Tel: 01691 860549, Email, www.the-workhouse.org.uk/the-history-centre/

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.

 
 
 
Rhayader Museum and Gallery

East Street, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5ER, Tel: 01597 810561, Email, www.carad.org.uk

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.

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  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (9 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 Find us by the Dragon in the Tower !
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The Old Village Hall, Llanbrynmair, Powys, SY19 7AA, Tel: 01650 521738, Email, www.machinationswales.co.uk

Automata are essentially moving figures, tableaux or sculptures powered by electricity, clockwork, wind driven or hand turned. Available on site - cafe, exhibition, playbarn soft play area for kids and outdoor rabbit village.

 
 
 
Tea coffee and cake

Erwood, Powys, LD2 3SJ, Tel: 01982 560674, Email, www.erwoodstation.com

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.

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  • Rail station: Builth Road (8 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
CAT's water powered cliff railway
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Llwyngwern Quarry, Pantperthog, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ, Tel: 01654 705950, Email, visit.cat.org.uk

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.

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
MOMA WALES - Y Tabernacl
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Penrallt Street, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8AJ, Tel: 01654 703355, Email, moma.machynlleth.org.uk

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.

 
 
 
MOMA Machynlleth
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Penrallt Street, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8AJ, Tel: 01654 703355, Email, moma.machynlleth.org.uk/

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.

 
 
 
Internal Fire Museum of Power
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Castell Pridd Farm, Tanygroes, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 2JS, Tel: 01239 811212, Email, www.internalfire.com

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.

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  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture
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Berriew, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8PJ, Tel: 01686 640689, Email, andrewloganmuseum.org/

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.

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  • Rail station: Welshpool (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
1931 Bentley Blower 4.5

Montgomery Institute, Arthur Street, Montgomery, Powys, SY15 6RA, Tel: 01686 668004, Email, montgomeryinstitute.co.uk/index.html

This is a lifetime’s collection by one lady, Miss Rogers of Trefnanney near Welshpool. She has collected and assembled a piece of motoring par excellence, since her father gave her two model cars for a birthday present as a young girl.

 
 
 
National Cycle Collection
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The Automobile Place, Temple Street , Llandrindod Wells , Powys , LD1 5DL, Tel: 01597 825531, Email, www.cyclemuseum.org.uk

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.

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  • Rail station: Llandrindod Wells (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Oriel Davies Gallery

The Park, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2NZ, Tel: 01686 625041, Email, www.orieldavies.org

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.

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  • Rail station: Newtown Station (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Narrow Gauge Railway Museum
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Talyllyn Railway, Gorsaf Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9EY, Tel: 01654 710472, Email, narrowgaugerailwaymuseum.org.uk/museum/

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.

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  • Rail station: Tywyn (mainline) (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Rhiannon Centre Art Gallery
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Main Square, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6JL, Tel: 01974 298415, Email, www.rhiannon.co.uk

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.

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (17 miles)
  • Parking: free
 
 
 
bore gaeafol llyn tegid winter morning
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Llanfor, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7DU, Tel: 01678 520036, Email, www.melaniewilliams.net

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.

 
 
 
bore gaeafol llyn tegid winter morning
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Llanfor, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7DU, Tel: 01678 520036, Email, melaniewilliams.net

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

 
 
 
 

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