Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery

Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery
Captain's Walk
Brecon
Powys
LD3 7DW
Wales

Website

www.powys.gov.uk/brecknockmuseum

E-mail

brecknock.museum@powys.gov.uk

Telephone

01874 624121

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Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery is funded and administered by Powys County Council. First established in 1928 by the Brecknock Society, it occupies an historic building at the heart of an outstandingly attractive area with a rich and varied past.

In July 2013, the 'Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery: Connecting Communities and Collections' project was awarded £2.5 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund to support the restoration of the Old Shire Hall and Assize Court building, the redisplay and reinterpretation of the collections, the removal of the 1974 intrusive floors and the opening up of the original cells for the first time. The project also supports the expansion of the volunteer scheme and the development of new education spaces and programmes. The project will link in with the development of a new town Library, sharing new facilities with the redeveloped Museum.

The Museum is currently closed to visitors apart from occasional one day openings and is currently scheduled to re-open fully in 2016. Please see the website link (right) for details of occasional open days and updates on the redevelopment.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

The Museum is currently closed to visitors apart from occasional one day openings - please see our website for details.

Admission charges

Entry is free until the Museum re-opens fully in 2016

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Weapons and War, Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Medicine, Music, Coins and Medals, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Thomas Coke (1747 – 1814): From Brecon to the World

  • 3 — 16 May 2014

23rd May 2014 is the 200th anniversary of the death en route to missionary work in South Asia of the Revd Dr Thomas Coke. The occasion will be marked by a special programme of events in his birth place of Brecon over Sat 3rd and Sun 4th May. For more information about these events please contact Brecon Cathedral Office on 01874 623857 or email admin@breconcathedral.org.uk

As part of the commemorations, from Sat 3rd until Fri 16th May inc, Brecknock Museum will be open (ground floor only) from 10am to 4pm every day for the temporary exhibition 'Thomas Coke (1747-1814): From Brecon to the World'. We will also be open until 8pm on Thu 15th May as part of the 'Museums at Night 2014' festival. Admission is free.

This will be the last opportunity for members of the public to visit Brecknock Museum before restoration work begins; following redevelopment, the Museum is due to reopen in 2016.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Languages

  • Welsh
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Last chance to see...Thomas Coke exhibition

  • 15 May 2014 10am-8pm

Late night opening for visitors to have a final look at the temporary exhibition 'Thomas Coke (1747-1814): From Brecon to the World'. May 3rd 2014 sees the 200th anniversary of the death en route to missionary work in South Asia of the Brecon-born World Methodist Revd Dr Thomas Coke. The exhibition is part of a programme of events in early May celebrating his life. Contact Brecon Cathedral on 01874 623857 or admin@breconcathedral.org.uk for details of other events.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Languages

  • Welsh

Website

http://www.powys.gov.uk/index.php?id=9961&L=0

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