WALES MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY

Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery               Merthyr Tydfil               www.museums.merthyr.gov.uk

The 'Ironmaster' William Crawshay commissioned Cyfarthfa Castle in 1824.  This grand castellated mansion overlooked his immensely successful ironworks and has been called 'the most impressive monument of the Industrial Iron Age in South Wales'. Admire the extensive fine and decorative art collections or stroll through the atmospheric social and industrial history galleries. Enjoy the elegant surroundings of this family house set in beautiful parkland, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.  FREE ADMISSION
Directions:
From the South take the M4 to Junction 32 and travel north on the A470.  From the Midlands take the A465 from Abergavenny.  From the North the A470 from Brecon.

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Joseph Parry's Cottage                                         Merthyr Tydfil               www.museums.merthyr.gov.uk
Birthplace of Doctor Joseph Parry, probably Wales' best known musician and composer.  He achieved fame through his hymns and operas, his best known work being the love song 'Myfanwy'.  Number 4 Chapel Row is also a superb example of an ironworker's cottage.  Built in 1825 for the more skilled workers in the Cyfarthfa Ironworks.  Free Admission.  Open April - September, Thursday - Sunday, 2pm - 5pm.  Open at other times by appointment.  Contact Cyfarthfa Castle Museum.
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 Just off the A470 Cardiff to Brecon road.  Signposted.
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Oriel Q - Queens Hall Gallery                            Narberth                        www.orielqueenshallgallery.org.uk
Oriel Q -The Queens Hall Gallery is  light  and  airy with three exhibition spaces on the top floor (lift available) showing contemporary, professional art - paintings, sculpture, ceramics and photographs. Shows change monthly and if you would like to be on the mailing list for the previews or join the Friends of the gallery, please email us. Open 10 am – 5pm  Wednesday - Saturday. See web for previous exhibitions, and details about future exhibitions.
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Situated on the top floor of the Queens Hall on the High Street, Narberth
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