The Tregaron Heritage Centre [formerly the Red Kite Centre and Museum], Tregaron. Free entry. Limited opening

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Accessibility:

"There are about 8 car spaces in the parking lot, as well as parking at the roadside in front of the museum, which is usually plenty of space for the number of people who would be likely to fit in the museum at any given time.  Also, I would say that the pavement to the entrance from the car park is "somewhat sloping" but generally does not present an accessibility problem for wheelchair users."

Brief Description:

The Heritage Centre is a vibrant, welcoming institution about the Red Kite, local wildlife and village history. The permanent displays attempt to deepen the understanding of the history and culture of the county to the community of Ceredigion and its visitors:

"The Heritage Centre is situated in the old Victorian church school, and includes a reconstructed Victorian era classroom with pupils' desks, a teacher's desk, blackboard, slates and slate pencils, a Welsh Not, and a cane.  Local volunteers are available to talk to visitors in Welsh or English.  The schoolroom also contains video exhibits.

The Heritage Centre also serves as an information centre for Cors Caron, with exhibits on its history, environment, and restoration projects.

Red kites continued to survive in Tregaron for decades after they had become nearly extinct in the rest of the UK. The community played a major role in restoring them to the huge population we are able to see here nearly any time we look to the skies."

Further Information:

Address:

Dewi Road, Tregaron, Ceredigion SY25 6JZ

Email:

None available.

Phone:

01974 298977

Website:

http://www.tregaronheritage.co.uk/

Opening Hours:

2024: Open Easter - October

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11am - 3pm


Directions:

The museum is approx. 19 miles South East of Aberystwyth via the A487. After just over 3 miles follow the A485 to Tregaron. You will see the Museum on Dewi Road. OS SN 679595  what3words:  ///schooling.rainbow.nests

Transport:

There is a regular bus service from Aberaeron and Aberystwyth.

For further travel information in Wales please see: www.traveline.cymru/travel-info

Or call Traveline Cymru on 0800 464 0000

Amenities

"From Persecution to Celebration by Ted Harrison: This artwork, on the end wall of The Old School at Tregaron in mid-Wales, shows silhouettes of swooping Red Kites. They form the shape of The Dove of St David. Legend tells of a dove being sent by God to appear alongside Wales’s patron saint as he preached at Llanddewi Brefi, four miles from Tregaron. Within the artwork, the Red Dragon of Wales is picked out in the copper colour. The artwork celebrates the survival and renaissance of Welsh Culture and Language. Back in the days of the ‘Welsh Not’, at schools like this one, children were punished for speaking their native language, in an official attempt to suppress Welsh. Celebrated too, here at the Heritage Centre, is Tregaron’s importance in the revival of this beautiful bird - brought back from near extinction in Wales after years of persecution."

There is a souvenir shop and snack café at the museum. The Heritage Centre's tea room serves freshly homemade Welsh cakes, as well as tea and coffee.

There are plenty of pubs and cafes in Tregaron itself with a handful of places to stay too.

Travel Information

For further travel information in Wales please see: www.traveline.cymru/travel-info

Or call Traveline Cymru on 0800 464 0000