Cyfle i ddarganfod sut mae Cronfa Treftadaeth y Loteri wedi helpu llunio partneriaethau i fuddsoddi £3 miliwn i gadw a gwella Stad Elan a chymunedau lleol.
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Museums & monuments
Museums. The very word can sound a bit dusty. But here in Mid Wales we’re not too keen on the “look but don’t touch” approach to history.
Our museums are time machines that transport you to a very different world. And they’re not just for pointing at. They appeal to all the senses.
From the very moment you step through the baize-covered door of the Judge’s Lodging in Presteigne, for example, you’ll believe you’re back in the 1870s.
You can smell the paraffin lamps, pump water in the kitchen, feel the dampness of the cells and hear the trial of the unfortunate William Morgan, local duck thief, echoing in the vast wood-panelled courtroom.
You won’t find museums like this anywhere else in Britain. That’s because they’re devoted to local heroes – like the Robert Owen Memorial Museum in Newtown – or they reflect the quirks and eccentricities of true enthusiasts.
Which is why we have both the largest collection of historic bikes in Britain (The National Cycle Collection at Llandrindod Wells) and the only permanent display of automata, or moving toys, at Machinations near Machynlleth.
Look out too for the famous two-headed lamb at Llanidloes Museum or the rare Sheelah-na-gig, a carved stone woman with no inhibitions, at the Radnorshire Museum in Llandrindod Wells.
Our museums aren’t just packed full of interesting stuff – they’re heritage experiences in their own right. Newtown Textile Museum, for instance, is an old weaver’s cottage. Powysland Museum at Welshpool is a former canalside warehouse.
But the prize for atmosphere probably goes to the Welsh Crannog Centre – a thatched round house on stilts above Llangorse Lake.
Discover how the Heritage Lottery Fund has helped form partnerships to invest £3 million to conserve and enhance the Elan Estate and local communities.
Meeting Father Christmas is one of the experiences that makes the festive period so magical. Bring along your family and add a bit of sparkle to your Yuletide.
Every Saturday and Sunday from 28 November to 20 December
11am to 1pm or 2pm to 3.30pm at Powis Castle
World Textile Day Wales
25 March 2017 - Llanidloes
FREE admission to our exhibition of woven, printed and embroidered textiles from around the world. 10 am - 4.30 pm.
FAIR TRADE MARKET - From makers, workshops and villages around the world.