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History & heritage


Forget what you learned in school. History in Mid Wales isn’t about what happened long ago. It’s not about dates and dusty remains. It’s about the here and now.


You can’t just read about our ancestors in books. You can see what they saw, touch what they touched, walk a mile in their shoes. Or in the case of Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail, you can walk 177 miles.


You can ride on our steam railways, sail our canals, explore our tramroads and drovers' paths. Stroll the pleasure gardens of our Victorian spa towns, marvel at the great stone dams of the Vyrnwy and Elan valleys and the landscapes they created.


It could turn out to be the most enjoyable history lesson you’ve ever had.

Upcoming Events

  • The Quilt Association
    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 to Monday, March 20, 2017

    Passion for Fashion

    A startling exhibition of garments that stretch the boundaries and imagination.

  • Date: 
    Saturday, March 25, 2017

    World Textile Day

    "World Textile Day is my favourite day of the year!" Your chance to see, handle, and buy textile treasures you won't find anywhere else.

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