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Brecknock Society and Museum Friends

Cymdeithas Brycheiniog a Chyfeillion yr Amgueddfa

 

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News from the Museum

Brecknock Museum / Art Gallery and Brecon Library Project - 'Brecon Cultural Hub'

Brecon Cultural HubBy now most people know that the redevelopment work is going ahead. In a Brecon & Radnor article of June 1 2016, Powys County Councillor Graham Brown said "This decision re-affirms the Council's commitment to this exciting project which will provide a huge boost to Brecon and the surrounding area". He continued by thanking the Heritage Lottery Fund, as major funder, as well as the Brecknock Society & Museum Friends, the Brecknock Art Trust, the Armed Forces Community Covenant and other trusts and individuals who have contributed additional funding - "Their support as committed partners in the project is second to none"

The BS & MF's representative on the Progress Team, Dr Mervyn Bramley, who has played a key role in keeping things moving forward in recent years, has said "We are delighted that the Council has re-affirmed its commitment and the project budget is now secured.  The whole Breconshire Community stands to benefit from this 21st century facility, which will also be a major attraction for visitors, particularly on bad weather days – which are not unknown in mid-Wales!   The existing museum and art collections are of national significance and an important record of our Breconshire heritage - at last these will be on public display again."

Powys CC has now signed the contract with Kier Construction Ltd with July 18 2016 being the formal start date.

Further information on the Brecon Cultural Hub project is given on Powys County Council’s website as lead funder (click here). The Powys CC webpages are being updated at regular intervals now work on the project has started on site. For further information on the Brecknock Society’s role and how you can be involved as a future volunteer, contact the Society’s lead officer - Dr Mervyn Bramley - please enable javascript to view