Museum:Y Lanfa Powysland Museum and Welshpool Library at Y Lanfa Powysland Museumadd to shortlist

Y Lanfa entrance

Y Lanfa entrance

Entrance to Y Lanfa
Y Lanfa entrance

Museum, free entry

The Canal Wharf,
SY21 7AQ



Y Lanfa is housed in a restored historic warehouse beside the Montgomery Canal with Welshpool Library on the ground floor and Powysland Museum upstairs. The museum depicts the archaeology and social history of Montgomeryshire.

The ground floor holds Welshpool Library with a wide range of books, audio books and a local history reference section. There is free Wifi, Customer Service point for Powys County Council services and access to computers, printing and photocopying.

Upstairs, Powysland Museum, depicts the archaeology and social history of Welshpool and Montgomeryshire. The first gallery shows how life in mid-Wales has changed with exhibits on trades, pubs, the railway, Laura Ashley and the wars, including displays on the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry. The second gallery takes the visitor on a chronological tour of local archaeological finds from the prehistoric, the Ancient Romans to the early Medieval period. The displays include archaeological finds from locals and excavations carried out by the Clwyd -Powys Archaeological Trust.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesSmoking not allowed

Opening details

2021 opening times
Monday 9:30-5:00
Tuesday 9:30-5:00
Friday 9:30-5:00
Saturday 9:30-1:00

*last entry to museum at 4:30*


Free entry

Admission is free


Saffron Price


The Canal Wharf,
SY21 7AQ

Location and nearby places


Plan route to Y Lanfa Powysland Museum using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SJ 226073  Lat: 52.65840 Long: -3.14509


From the A483 roundabout by the railway station, head towards the town centre and the museum will be on your left by the bridge over the canal.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Welshpool station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
  • brick and pavement

  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

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
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


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


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • 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
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