image for Historic Site item typeCanolfan Owain Glyndwr Centre

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Cath Haslam working on the mural

Cath Haslam working on the mural

Owain Glyndwr Centre

Owain Glyndwr Centre

Brass Rubbing Room

Brass Rubbing Room



01654 702932


Parliament House,
Heol Maengwyn,
SY20 8EE

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The Owain Glyndwr Centre is built on the site of the famous parliament held in 1404 at which Owain was crowned Prince of Wales. The Centre hosts a new interactive and informative exhibition on the life, times and vision of Owain Glyndwr.

The Owain Glyndwr exhibition has been completely redesigned with many new attractions which include a specially commissioned video of the proceedings of the parliament held on this site by Glyndwr in 1404. Powerful men from within Wales and notable dignitaries from France, Scotland and Spain, were invited to witness his coronation as Prince of Wales.

An interactive timeline provides detailed, chronological information about the uprising and attractively illustrated, bilingual panels show more information about Glyndwr and his time.

Descriptive bilingual display panels depicting life in the late medieval period and the background to the Owain Glyndwr uprising. They show Owain's links to previous Welsh princes, which supported his claim to the title Prince of Wales, and his battles for independence after 1400. The attempts at alliances with Scotland and France to this end are clearly displayed.

Interactive computer systems providing a chronological timeline of the history of Glyndwr - from his early life and his career as soldier and lawyer, the causes of unrest in Wales, the resort to rebellion, and the subsequent war against English rule.

A mural by Scottish artist Murray Urquhart (1880-1972) portraying, in particular, Glyndwr's decisive victory over the King's forces at the Battle of Hyddgen in 1402. The mural is unique in that it is the only mural of this size to adorn a public building before 1914.

A reproduction of the Pennal Letter, sent by Glyndwr to King Charles VI of France in 1406, in which he refers to himself as Prince of Wales.

Authentic replicas of medieval costume and artefacts, including a broadsword and colourful banners of the sort Glyndwr's men would have carried into battle.

Brass-rubbing - an opportunity to try your hand at this ancient art.

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Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessFacilities for educational visitsGift shopRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Children welcomeDisabled accessGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

CADW property

Opening details

It is closed 1st October - Easter, except by arrangement.
Also closed Sunday and Monday during school term-time


Adults: £2.50
Children, pensioners and locals £1.00
Parties of over twenty: £30.00

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Map reference: SH 747008  Lat: 52.59082 Long: -3.84976

The Parliament House is situated on Mengwyn Street, the main thoroughfare through Machynlleth and opposite the main car park.
The town is passed by the main A487 and A489 roads, with Machynlleth train station a 5-10 minute walk from the centre.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Machynlleth station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

CADW property

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
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