Llanrwst Almshouses and Museum

Llanrwst Almshouses Museum - garden
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The Llanrwst Almshouses were constructed in 1610 by Sir John Wynn of Gwydir to house twelve poor men of the parish. For four hundred years they continued to provide shelter until 1976 when the buildings closed. Then in 1996 with the aid of Heritage Lottery funding the Almshouses were restored and in 2002 opened by Lord Elis Thomas as a museum of local history and a community focal point. The museum consists of two restored period rooms, temporary exhibitions and local artefacts. A working herb garden is situated in the museum grounds, offering excellent views of this Grade II listed building and the historic St Grwst Church. This unique community museum offers you a rare glimpse into the daily life of a Welsh market town. Exhibits include artefacts associated with local printer bard Gwylim Cowlyd, items of social history and historic images, all evoking a strong sense of community. For more information please contact Llanrwst Almshouses

Venue Type:

Museum, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Open daily 10.30 - 15.30
Groups, school groups and visitors are most welcome.
We also provide guided tours.

Admission charges

Admission £2, £5 for a family ticket. Under 12's free
Tickets valid for a year
Donations very welcome

The Trust currently holds a collection of over a hundred items relating largely to the rural Conwy Valley, a number of items are associated with the renowned Llanrwst Bards of the late nineteenth century, the Trust has also recently returned the Llanrwst flag to the community. Dating from the twelfth century, this emblem was central to the town's belief that it was independent of the United Kingdom, proudly bearing the motto Cymru, Lloegr a Llanrwst - Wales, England and Llanrwst.

Collection details

Architecture, Archives, Industry, Literature, Personalities, Religion, Social History

Llanrwst Almshouses and Museum
1 - 12 Church Street
Ancaster Square






01492 642 550


01492 642 550

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