Brecknock Society and Museum Friends

Brecknock Society and Museum Friends is a registered charity to promote the study and understanding of the archaeology, history, geology, natural history, arts, and literature within the historic county of Brecknock.

What's New on the site?

Volume 51 (2020) of Brycheiniog, the journal of the Brecknock Society and Museum Friends, has been published and is available to purchase here.

Brecknock-logs: Brecknock Society and Museum Friends Occasional Papers, is a new initiative to share short papers on all aspects of our work. They can be accessed via the Resources tab or by clicking here.

Advanced notice of the 2021 Henry Vaughan Conference has been posted here, with a call for papers.

Reopening arrangements for the Museum and Art Gallery in y Gaer, Brecon from 31 July 2020.  See our News post here.

The August 2020 edition of Hanes - Newsletter of the Brecknock History Forum - can be viewed here.


About us

Brecknock Society and Museum Friends

Since it was founded in 1928, the Brecknock Society has been studying and promoting the history and culture of the historic county of Brecknock. The Society arranges lectures, meetings, exhibitions, and other events, to which all are welcome. We also support the Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery by purchasing historical artefacts for display, raising funds for the Museum, and working on its behalf. The most regular publication of the Society is its journal, Brycheiniog, which is published annually in March. It reflects the activities of the Society and seeks to stimulate a wider understanding of the history, archaeology, literature, and arts of the former county of Brecknock. We are always looking for new members, so if you have an interest in local history and culture, why not join us?


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Our events


As a result of Government guidance during the outbreak of Coronavirus, all our events have been suspended for the time being. As soon as normality returns, we will post details here of all our new and rearranged events, including the 2020 Sir John Lloyd Memorial Lecture postponed from March. In the meantime, do stay safe.

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