Opening hours Powys County Council has announced the following opening hours for y Gaer after it opens to the public on Thursday 5th December. Click here to see the full announcement on the Powys County Council’s website News pages. Monday – closed Tuesday – 9.30am – 6.30pm Wednesday – closed
This update confirms the date for the public opening of y Gaer. It also states our understanding and position on the future use, operational funding, partnering and operation of y Gaer after representatives of the Society and the Brecknock Art Trust met with Powys County Council executives on 7 October.
This News item follows on from our item on ‘Discussions on future plans for y Gaer‘ posted on 22 July 2019. Our Society’s Further Public Statement We held a special Executive Council meeting on 29th July for the Society’s trustees to consider our position on the proposals by Powys CC and
Work to develop y Gaer, the new cultural hub in Brecon, including the refurbishment of the Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery started in August 2016. The new centre is due to reopen in late 2019. (Read more about the planning and funding of the y Gaer project.) Y Gaer project
On Friday 22 March, Theatr Brycheiniog was the venue for an excellent and very well-attended lecture by Professor Prys Morgan entitled ‘Writing History- the world of Theophilus Jones, our county historian.’ Theophilus Jones (1758 – 1812) published his great book ‘The History of the County of Brecknock’ in two volumes
Although y Gaer, comprising the refurbished Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery and a new Brecon Library, did not open in 2018 as planned at the start of the construction contract, it has been most exciting to see the external features of the building emerge. During 2018, the conservation and construction
In late 2017, the Brecknock Society and Museum Friends (BS&MF), working in conjunction with Museum & Art Gallery Curator Nigel Blackamore and other Powys County Council (PCC) officers, put in an application to the Garfield Weston Foundation. This was for funds for the purchase of computer hardware and software to