Strata Florida Trust | Exhibition

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Rich with history, wildlife and culture, Strata Florida is the perfect place to visit. From impressive ancient monuments, to our exhibition giving visitors the chance to glimpse the fascinating history of Mynachlog Fawr, and a magnificent landscape to explore on foot or by bike, there is lots to see.

History

Strata Florida, situated at the geographical centre of Wales, is a special place.  The land around it is rich in history through the centuries. In the Glasffrwd valley Bronze Age peoples set up numerous burial cairns for their dead; in the Iron Age a large hill fort was built on nearby Pen-y-Bannau; and through the Teifi valley the Romans drove their new, straight roads. The many holy wells to be found in the area suggest that it was a place of sanctity over a long period.

Arddangosfa Mynachlog Fawr Exhibition

The ‘Mynachlog Fawr in 30 objects’ exhibition tells the story of the farm through the centuries.

Featuring a variety of objects and documents from the farmhouse and farm buildings, it provides the opportunity for visitors of all ages to explore the social and agricultural history of the house and the local area. It also contains our interactive Virtual Histories educational experience. This allows visitors to travel back to see a day in the life of Mynachlog Fawr farm 1947, and the Abbey in 1238.

The building is also a place for visitors to relax, with chairs next to the magnificent fireplace, self service refreshments (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, herbal teas and Tregroes toffee waffles), and a selection of second-hand and local history books available to read.

Archaeology Field School

Excavations have been running at Strata Florida for 20 years, and the Trust now runs a public dig open to all. Please see our website for details.

We offer a fully accessible training programme, including a wide variety of archaeological excavation and survey techniques, from understanding how to correctly use a trowel to the collection of geophysical data for archaeological mapping. We offer a mixture of residential courses and day courses, and we welcome people of all ages, those with no prior archaeological experience as well as those wanting to build upon previous skills.

We run a variety of courses and events at Strata Florida. All details are available on our website.
 

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Guide Prices

Free Entry.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access - Our exhibition is accessible for wheelchair users and pushchairs. There is parking less than 50 metres from the exhibition, in addition to a drop off space directly outside. There are no steps to enter the exhibition, just a gentle slope. Inside the exhibition the floor is uneven, but wheelchairs and pushchairs can navigate on it.

Catering

  • On-site light refreshments - Self service refreshments (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, herbal teas and Tregroes toffee waffles).

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Car: Strata Florida lies 1 mile east of the village of Pontrhydfendigaid. The village lies on the B4343 between Devil’s Bridge and Tregaron at the junction with the B4340 to Aberystwyth. The turning for Strata Florida is just south of the bridge across the Afon Teifi and is marked by brown leisure signs. Parking free on site. Post code: SY25 6ES.    

Public Transport Directions

Public Transport: There is a rail service to Aberystwyth, and a bus service to the village of Pontrhydfendigaid 1 mile away. Please note there is no direct service to Strata Florida itself.

Strata Florida Trust | Exhibition

Type:Exhibition

Y Beudy, Mynachlog Fawr, Pontrhydfendigaid, Ceredigion, SY256ES

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Opening Times

* Summer Opening Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11am-4pm
Thursday: 11am-4pm
Friday: 11am - 4pm
Saturday: 11am - 4pm
Sunday: Closed

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