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Newtown Textile Museum

         
Newtown Powys Wales
Description : 

The Textile Museum in Newtown - just over the bridge into Commercial Street (see the map) gives visitors a chance to see how the handloom weavers of the mid-19th century lived and worked.

 


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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 and the Hudson's Heritage Awards hailed it as 'Britain's Best Hidden Gem'. A visitor in October 2018 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. 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

There will be a 2019 exhibition to explore in the museum's community space: 'Ladies of Llanandras' will look at the lives and achievements of local women and will run from April to late August. In the autumn, there will be a selling exhibition of works by the museum's 2019 Artist in Residence, Matthew Wood. Throughout the year you can watch Matthew work, as he brings the building to life under his brush. Look out for events, classes and dates to watch him work on the website.
If you need to relax, the museum will also be running a pop-up tearoom throughout holiday periods, where you can grab some locally roasted coffee and cakes baked just 100 yards away.

Important note: If you turn up to see The Judge's Lodging throughout Spring and Summer 2019, please do not be put off if you see scaffolding from down the road – it is open! The building is 'having its hair done', as the staff like to call it (the roof is having much-needed repair work) and the building is being repainted in special mineral paints to copy its Victorian appearance. There will be a new visitor welcome area too!

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.

Photography by Dave Jones and Alex Ramsay.
Painting of Dining Room fireplace by Matthew Wood

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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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