Powysland Museum

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Powysland Museum is a local museum with three permanent galleries depicting the archaeology and social history of the old county of Montgomeryshire. The museum also has a temporary exhibition gallery with changing exhibition throughout the year.

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Opening hours

Mon-Tues Thurs-Fri 1100-1300 1400-1700
May-September Sat-Sun 1000-1300 1400-1700
October-April Sat 1100-1400

Closed: Wed

Admission charges

Adults: £1.00
Concessions: £0.50
Children: Free
Residents of Powys: Free


  • British Association of Friends of Museums
  • Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments
  • English Heritage
  • Historic Scotland
  • International Council of Museums
  • Museums Association
  • National Trust

Collection details

Archaeology, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Land Transport, Natural Sciences, Social History, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Welshpool Historic Town Trail


A town trail to see the history of Welshpool from Roman times through to the present day. A pleasant walk around this border market town to view our historic buildings. Starts and ends at the Museum. Please order the accompanying sheets, before your visit, from the museum on access.powysland@powys.gov.uk
Suitable for school parties - book with Education & Access


  • Powysland Museum: Education & Access

How to obtain

see e-mail above

The Montgomeryshire Canal at Welshpool

This trail focuses on the technology and architecture of the canal. A base map and quiz is supplied to discover the techniques used in building and operating this local stretch. Everything is easily accessible on foot, within 200m of the museum. There is also a permanent display in the museum

How to obtain

Entrance to the Museum is £1.00 for adults, children under 16 are free; students 50p. It is open Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri. The Museum is closed lunchtime (13.00-14.00).
In the winter season, it is closed on Sundays and open Saturdays 11.00-14.00. In summer, it is also open on Sunday 10.00 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 17.00
Montgomery Canal Cruises operate adjacent to the Museum, Tel 01938 553271 Mobile 0860 189709

Welshpool Rock


A town trail looking at earth materials used in buildings, monuments and roads. Begins and ends at the Museum. Trail quiz and accompanying photograph pack, both available on request.
More details about Powysland Museum on http://powysmuseums.powys.gov.uk (donot use www.)


  • Powysland Museum

How to obtain

Booking anytime on access.powysland@powys.gov.uk
or telephone 01938 554656.
Entrance to the Museum is £1.00 for adults, children uner 16 are free; students 50p. The Museum is closed lunchtime (13.00-14.00). In the winter season it is open Saturday 11.00-14.00.

Powysland Museum
The Canal Wharf
SY21 7AQ


PowyslandMuseum at Welshpool,Newtown Textile Museum, Llanidloes Museum, Radnor Museum and Brecon Museum and Art Gallery. Temporary Exhibition Programmes and Education & Access at Welshpool.



Education & Access - Chris Ashton & Catherine Hart





01938 554656

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