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Newtown Textile Museum

         
Newtown Powys Wales
Description : 

The Newtown Textile Museum will be reopening the Museum on 11 August. Hours will be limited to Tuesday & Fridays 12 - 4.0 until the end of September. There will be a timed entry booking system available on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/timed-entry-to-newtown-textile-museum-11-august29-september-tickets-115190194974
Visitors do not need to book but entry cannot be guaranteed if there are more than the limited number in the building. Full details are on :

Links to social media sites:
Web: www.newtowntextilemuseum.co.uk
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/newtowntextilemuseum
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/textilemuseumnewtown/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/newtownm

 


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The Judge's Lodging

         
Presteigne Powys Wales
Description : 

'One of the world's most appealing small museums'

Dr John Davies, historian. 


Truly inspirational' is how HRH Prince of Wales described The Judge's Lodging on a visit to this stunningly restored Victorian courthouse. Historic Royal Palaces Curator & historian, Lucy Worsley exclaimed 'WHAT a stunning place!' after filming for the BBC in the building. The Hudson's Heritage Awards hailed it as 'Britain's Best Hidden Gem' and it was Highly Commended in the 2019 Welsh Hospitality Awards. A visitor recently summed their impression up in the Visitor Book as 'breathtaking in its authenticity'. You really do need to see for yourself what all the fuss is over this exceptional courthouse in the tiny Welsh border town of Presteigne.

The Judge's Lodging has long had a reputation for liking the quirkier side of history, so a visit to the museum will treat you to all sorts of fascinating insights into Victorian living, from jelly-making and napkin folding to toilet habits and household maintenance hints. This award-winning historic judge's accommodation and court offers a most unusual journey back in time.

Wander through the judge's private apartments and make yourself at home, for The Judge's Lodging an historic house with a difference – you can touch!
You can lie on the beds, read the judge's books and even pump water in the kitchen. Below stairs there is the full range of servants' rooms to explore, with kitchens, sleeping quarters and workrooms; a whole gaslit world to discover. Yes – gaslit! The whole house is lit by completely by period lighting – once you enter the realms of the Judge's rooms, there is not an electric light in sight! The tour is finished by a trip to the vast echoing courtroom, where you are haunted by the echoes of trials long since concluded. You are guided through this Victorian world by an eavesdropping audiotour featuring the voice of actor Robert Hardy.

There's a host of special events and exhibitions to add to your entertainment. Every school holiday will come with exciting trails and activities to entertain the young, along with their own guidebook, full of facts about toilets, pants and things odd. There's a host of new activity chests to explore too. Look out for special events and news throughout the year on the website, or follow on:
facebook.com/TheJudgesLodging

If you need to relax, the museum also runs a pop-up tearoom throughout the summer and school holiday periods, where you can grab some locally roasted coffee and cakes baked just 100 yards away.

When Lord Chief Justice Campbell was staying in the building whilst visiting the court in 1855, he claimed that it was "the most commodious and elegant apartments in all England and Wales". We are pleased to say that little has changed since his time, although there are now flushing toilets and everyone is allowed to sit in the Judge's chair!

If you want more information on any of the museum's work or activities, visit the website or just call the staff who are always happy to chat.

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Karob

            
Ceredigion Mid-Wales Wales

Llywernog Silver-Lead Mine

         
Aberystwyth Mid-Wales Wales

Robert Owen Museum

      
Newtown Powys Wales
Description : 

Robert Owen was one of the most influential thinkers and social reformers of his time. 


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