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Cultural Centre, free entry

Glamorgan Street,
Brecon,
Powys,
LD3 7DW

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Y Gaer is an exciting and inspirational new cultural centre in Brecon, which brings together the refurbished Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery with a brand new Brecon Library to create meeting and event spaces to stimulate the senses – space for poetry, music, reading, art and learning, with peaceful corners for study and contemplation.

The Museum & Art Gallery in the Grade II* listed former Shire Hall, has seen the restoration of the Assize Court, the opening of the subterranean cells and the provision of redesigned galleries, which contain the nationally-important museum collections and works of art and also offer space for special displays and exhibitions.

The Brycheiniog Gallery on the top floor features on the different parts of Breconshire and their special features.

Y Gaer Library has a fabulous range of books for all ages, plus Wi-Fi and computer facilities,

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedHearing Accessibility FacilitiesVisual Accessibility Facilities

Opening Details

Open all the time


Prices

Free entry

Contact

Enquiries

Address

Glamorgan Street,
Brecon,
Powys,
LD3 7DW

Location and nearby places

Directions

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Map reference: SO 045284  Lat: 51.94587 Long: -3.39081

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Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Hearing Accessibility FacilitiesHearing Accessibility Facilities
  • Visual Accessibility FacilitiesVisual Accessibility Facilities

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system
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