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Oriel Davies Gallery

Oriel Davies Gallery

Oriel Davies Gallery

Art Gallery, free entry

The Park,
Newtown,
Powys,
SY16 2NZ

Details

Formally the Davies Memorial Gallery which was built in 1967 with a legacy left by Gwendoline and Margaret Davies, renowned art collectors and benefactors of the arts in Wales, The Oriel Davies Gallery opended in 1985 and named in recognition of the Davies sisters.

Today the gallery is a key public art gallery of Mid Wales based in Newtown; presenting world-class, thought-provoking and challenging art by national and international artists in an environment that is welcoming, engaging, informative and free.

The Gallery originates and presents around ten exhibitions a year, across three gallery spaces. These range from major exhibitions selected from national collections, through to new work by established artists, and to more experimental work by emerging artists in Oriel Davies’ Test Bed space. As well as commissioning new work, Oriel Davies also produces artist films and a range of high quality publications.

THE GALLERY SHOP
The Gallery Shop offers a range of unique designer jewellery, ceramics and textiles by locally and nationally acclaimed makers, as well as art books and magazines, design-led giftware and stationery and children’s toys, books and games.

WORKSHOPS & EXHIBITIONS
Alongside the exhibition programme, which often tours to other venues nationally, Oriel Davies also runs a broad mix of stimulating workshops, courses, talks and events. The Gallery is also widely known for its innovative offsite projects and outreach programmes for schools, colleges and the wider community.

THE RELISH CAFE
The Relish Cafe is a light, bright modern Café at Oriel Davies is a great place to eat, drink and meet friends. During the Summer months, the Café extends onto the terrace, allowing visitors to eat al fresco.

The menus offers a wide variety of dishes for all tastes, from delicious homemade soups and sandwiches through to daily specials such as butternut squash, spinach & ricotta lasagne or Moroccan tagine. The homemade cakes and biscuits are sumptuous and the barista standard coffee is roasted especially for the café. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are always available.

MEETING ROOM HIRE
The ODG Lecture and Meeting Room is hired out to groups from across Wales and beyond who take advantage of the Gallery's central location, clean and modern facilities and excellent catering.

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening Details

Open all the time

Open Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm
Open Bank holidays. Please contact the Gallery for Christmas & New Year opening times
Cafe closes at 4.30pm.

Prices

Free entry

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Address

The Park,
Newtown,
Powys,
SY16 2NZ

Location and nearby places

Directions

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Map reference: SO 106914  Lat: 52.51388 Long: -3.31735

On foot
From Newtown train station which is about a 7 minute walk, take the footpath opposite the station exit and alongside the supermarket down to the main road (New Road). Cross straight over at the lights and continue up New Church Street. Cross at the pedestrian crossing into the park. The Gallery is beside the park, on the right hand side. From the town centre, walk to the end of High Street or through the Bear Lanes shopping centre towards the Bus Station. Oriel Davies Gallery is located between the Bus and Coach Station and the park.

By car
Keep on the A483 (New Road) into Newtown, and turn into New Church Street, besides a large Church building. After 600m, turn left into Newtown’s Back Lane car park which is pay-and-display. Oriel Davies Gallery is located just 50 metres from the car park on the edge of the town park. There are two blue badge holder spaces at the side of the gallery. It is advisable to phone in advance if you wish to reserve these spaces.

By train
The nearest train station is Newtown (Powys) operated by Arriva Trains Wales and is a 7 minute walk to Oriel Davies Gallery. Direct train services run from: Birmingham (1hr 40mins), Shrewsbury, (40mins), Telford (1hr), Wolverhampton (1hr 20mins), Aberystwyth (1hr 20mins) and Machynlleth (1hr 40mins). To plan your journey to Newtown, please visit National Rail Enquiries. www.nationalrail.co.uk

By bus and coach
Oriel Davies Gallery is located immediately adjacent to the Newtown bus and coach station and is well served by local and national bus routes to many towns including Shrewsbury, Wrexham, Llandrindod Wells, Kington, Montgomery and Llandovery, as well as National Express coach services to further destinations such as London, Birmingham and Aberystwyth.

Coach parking
Coaches can be parked immediately adjacent to Oriel Davies Gallery in Newtown’s main car park at Back Lane in designated coach spaces. There is a daily charge.

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Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Newtown Station station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • 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
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
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