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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
 
 
 
The Old Station Welshpool

Severn Road, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7AY, Tel: 01938 556622, Email, www.ewm.co.uk

The Old Station, Welshpool offers a unique opportunity for both the holiday maker and the local visitor to shop in one of the most elegant listed buildings in the area.

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  • Rail station: Welshpool (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Machinations
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The Old Village Hall, Llanbrynmair, Powys, SY19 7AA, Tel: 01650 521738, Email, www.machinationswales.co.uk

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.

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  • Rail station: Caersws (12 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Corris Steam Railway

Station Yard, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9SH, Tel: 01654 761303, Email, www.corris.co.uk

The Corris Railway is a narrow gauge (2 foot 3 inch) railway whose origins date back to the 1850's. The line was initially built as a horse-and-gravity worked tramroad to carry slate from the quarries of Corris Uchaf and Aberllefenni.

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Talyllyn Railway
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Gorsaf Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9EY, Tel: 01654 710472, Email, www.talyllyn.co.uk

Rail Route: Tywyn - Abergynolwyn

Historic narrow-gauge steam railway set in beautiful, unspoilt Snowdonia. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol.

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  • Rail station: Tywyn (0 mile)
  • 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.

 
 
 
Corris Craft Centre
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Corris, nr Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF, Tel: 01654 761584, Email, www.corriscraftcentre.co.uk

Home to 9 Craft Studios and the resident designer-makers. Find unique items handcrafted with care for your home, garden and gifts for others. You can also have fun making your own crafts.

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Vale of Rheidol Railway
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Park Avenue, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1PG, Tel: 01970 625819, Email, www.rheidolrailway.co.uk

Rail Route: Aberystwyth - Devil's Bridge

All aboard the Vale of Rheidol for an unforgettable journey through the beautiful Rheidol Valley by narrow gauge steam train.

Sit back, relax and let us take you on a nostalgic journey through some of Wales’ most spectacular scenery.

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
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 (11 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.

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  • Rail station: Machynlleth (0 mile)
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Newtown Textile Museum

5-7 Commercial Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BL, Tel: 01686 622024, Email, www.newtowntextilemuseum.co.uk

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.

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  • Rail station: Newtown (0.5 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Monty's Brewery Visitor Centre
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The Cottage, Montgomery, Powys, SY15 6QT, Tel: 01686 668933, Email, www.montysbrewery.co.uk/visitor-centre.html

This brand new Brewery Visitor Centre is the ideal place to enjoy a pint of your favourite Monty's tipple and learn more about the brewery.

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  • Rail station: Welshpool (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Mary Jones World
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Llanycil, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7YF, Tel: 0808 1784 909, Email, www.bydmaryjonesworld.org.uk

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!

 
 
 
Rhiannon Centre
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Main Square, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6JL, Tel: 01974 298415, Email, www.rhiannon.co.uk

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.

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (17 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
 
 
 
The Judge's Lodging
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Broad Street, Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2AD, Tel: 01544 260650, Email, www.judgeslodging.org.uk

Step into the 1870s at the award-winning Judge's Lodging and discover the world of a most unusual household.

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  • Rail station: Knighton (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Welshpool & llanfair Railway

The Station, Llanfair Caereinion, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 0SF, Tel: 01938 810441, Email, www.wllr.org.uk

Rail Route: Llanfair Caereinion - Welshpool

A narrow gauge train trip up the steepest gradients in Britain. Steam locos and coaches from around the world. Shops and picnic areas at both termini.

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  • Rail station: Welshpool (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Aberystwyth Art
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Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3DE, Tel: 01970 623232, Email, www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk

The award winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre is Wales’ largest arts centre and facilities includes the Great Hall, Theatre, Galleries, Cinema, Craftshop, Bookshop, Workshop spaces, Pottery, Restaurant, Cafe and Bars.

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  • Rail station: Aberystwyth (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Powis Castle
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Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF, Tel: 01938 551944, Email, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle/

Powis Castle, built circa 1200, began life as the medieval fortress of the Welsh Princes of Powys. The world-famous gardens, overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare plants laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles.

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  • Rail station: Welshpool (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
 
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