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Powisland Museum 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 including a few colourful tiles from Strata Marcella, a Cistercian Abbey that once stood on the banks of the River Severn not far from Welshpool.

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Admission is free

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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.

Public Transport Directions

Welshpool railway station is a short walk from Y Lanfa

Y Lanfa | Powysland Museum & Library


Y Lanfa Powysland Museum, The Canal Wharf, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7AQ

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Opening Times

* 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*

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