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Brecknock Museum in Brecon (Powys, Wales)

Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery is funded by and administered by Powys County Council and occupies an historical Grade 2* listed building, the old Shire Hall, at the heart of the town of Brecon. One of the finest small museums in Wales, it was first established in 1928 by the Brecknock Society and moved from its previous home in a nearby former chapel to its current location in 1974.

Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery offers a fascinating glimpse of the rich and varied past of Breconshire, an outstandingly beautiful area of the country. Its exhibition programme is exciting, varied and often features the work of Welsh contemporary artists.

What to see while you’re at Brecknock Museum:

  • Blacksmith’s workshop displaying the tools of his trade
  • Traditional Welsh kitchen
  • Victorian school room
  • Collection of early standing stones
  • Artefacts, ranging from stone tools of early prehistoric man to Roman finds from the fort of Y Gaer
  • Llangorse early medieval log-boat from AD760-1080
  • Reproduction of a Brecon trial of a woman accused of stealing a cash box
  • Children’s boots from the local workhouse
  • Grand 16th century four poster bed, reputedly slept in by King Charles I

Have you been to Brecknock Museum in Brecon (Powys, Wales) with your family? Please leave a quick comment below to let us know what you thought.

Written by Janis P.

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